About MSU's Animal Care Program

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.

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...