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Report an Animal Care Concern

Signs describing contact procedures for reporting concerns for animal used in teaching or research have been prominently posted in animal holding facilities across the campus. The text of the sign is provided below:

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) promptly investigates any concern regarding the care, treatment, or use of animals for research or teaching purposes. Concerns may be reported online or by contacting any of the individuals listed below. Anonymous reports are accepted. Federal law protects the reporting party from discrimination and reprisal.

For additional information:

1.     Post Approval Monitor and Non-Compliance policies  

2.     Guidelines on Reportable Adverse Events

3.     Post Approval Monitor (PAM) webpage

4.     Animal Welfare Act Regulation guidance

5.     Public Health Service guidance (OLAW)  

NOTE: The Federal Animal Welfare Act prohibits the discrimination or reprisal against any person reporting a violation of animal welfare regulations or standards. The Animal Welfare Act Regulations provide that “No facility employee, Committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act.” (9 CFR § 2.32(c)(4)).

To make a report, or to discuss a perceived problem, contact:

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IACUC Post-Approval Monitor


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Katie Wilson, DVM, MS, DACVIM



(please request any message to be forwarded to the IACUC Chair)

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Stephanie Trout

IACUC Administrator


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Office of the University Veterinarian

540-231-1767 or 540-315-2051

Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance
North End Center
300 Turner St.
Suite 4120 (0497)
Blacksburg, VA 24061