Use of Animals in the TCV Surgery
We utilize various animals for research in
the lab including mouse, rat, rabbit and swine. All research is
conducted under strict control and guidelines provided by the Center for Comparative Medicine at the
University of Virginia. The mission of the Center for Comparative
Medicine is to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes
laboratory animals. The Center does this in a manner which promotes the
policies set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
whose charge is to oversee compliance by personnel at the University of
Virginia with federal regulations and guidelines.
The use of laboratory animals constitutes a privilege which the
American public has entrusted to the scientific community. Therefore,
it is incumbent upon each investigator and every member of his or her
staff to fulfill all moral, ethical, and legal responsibilities
inherent in using laboratory animals in research and teaching.