MSU's Animal Care Program

-- dedicated to the ethical and humane use of animals and top standards of care. 
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MSU's Animal Care Program (ACP) is comprised of two key divisions. Together, they oversee any animals used in biomedical, agricultural and veterinary teaching and research endeavors. More than 100 personnel are dedicated to husbandry, veterinary and administrative care of our animals.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee ensures compliance with standards and regulatory requirements, monitoring all activities involving live vertebrate animals, and conducting protocol reviews and project approvals.

Campus Animal Resources provides husbandry, veterinary care, procurement, training, and other administrative support for research and teaching activities in animal housing facilities.


AAALAC logoWe are proud to be fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care International.

Ideal Environment for Science Education & Discovery

Animal-related activities are an integral part of Michigan State University’s teaching, research and outreach missions and help MSU advance the quality of life for people and animals.

Annually, the MSU community cares for over 50,000 animals from a wide variety of species involved in cutting edge investigations on imaging technologies, cardiovascular and cancer studies, food production and performance, growth and development, social behaviors, and infectious disease.  Daily news involving animals at MSU...