MSU's Animal Care Program

-- dedicated to the ethical and humane use of animals and adherence to the top standards of care. 

MSU's Animal Care Program (ACP) is comprised of two key divisions:

Together, these two groups provide regulatory and administrative oversight for any animals used in biomedical, agricultural and veterinary teaching and research endeavors. There are more than 100 personnel employed to provide husbandry, veterinary and administrative care to these animals.

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

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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.