The University of Vermont (UVM) is committed to the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research, testing and teaching. There are two separate organizational components at UVM designated to ensure appropriate implementation of all aspects of the animal care and use program:

  • IACUC - The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is UVM's central review body for matters relating to the care, use and treatment of animals in these areas and is located in the Research Protections Office.
  • OACM - The Office of Animal Care Management, with the University Veterinarian as its director, is responsible for the oversight of all animal care and use and for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations.


Animal Welfare Assurance Number: PDF icon D16-00193 (A3301-01) (PDF), became effective on October 28, 2021 and will expire on October 31, 2025.

UVM received continued Full AAALAC accreditation on June 28, 2022.


IACUC CITI Training and Occupational Health Requirements

Visit this page to review the requirements for IACUC CITI training modules, including Laboratory Animals Training and information on Animal Science Student training. This page also includes information on occupational health and safety programs.


IACUC Education

UVM’s IACUC Research Education Program was designed and developed through collaboration with IACUC members of the research community.  It is our goal to make sure this program is tailored to meet the ongoing educational needs of the research community.

The RPO offers a variety of educational opportunities, both in-person and online. The goal is to improve understanding of federal and local regulatory requirements, UVMClick application completion, and special topics related to verterbrate animal research.

IACUC Submission Guide

Visit this page to learn the IACUC submissions process, including initial submissions, animal research with biohazards, and UVM-Click-IACUC protocols.