Veterinary Service Center In the department of Comparative Medicine.

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Animal Care

Excellent Service


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 Cholawat Pacharinsak standing next to anesthetic machine
Cholawat Pacharinsak,

Veterinary Anesthesiologist

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The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) at Stanford University provides Laboratory Animal Care and is administered by the Department of Comparative Medicine. The laboratory animal care program at Stanford University is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

Our vision: To pioneer in laboratory animal care, driving research innovations from bench to bedside.

Our mission: Quality Animal Care. Excellent Service

The veterinary oath

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge."

Dr. Joseph Garner and Dr. Brianna Gaskill holding their paper award

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Garner  and his post-doc, Dr. Brianna Gaskill, for their winning paper in the NC3Rs international prize competition (Gaskill B, Gordon CJ, Pajor EA, et al. (2012) Heat or insulation: Behavioral titration of mouse preference for warmth or access to a nest. PLoS ONE 7 (3): e32799 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032799).

The international NC3Rs Prize, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, is awarded to highlight an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences published within the last three years. The prize is part of our commitment to recognise and reward high quality research which has an impact on the use of animals in the life sciences.

The 3Rs prize is for a piece of primary research published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years and is open to any researcher, in academia or industry. The prize is awarded to the principal investigator, research team leader, or other nominated author. The Prize is open to international groups

Congrats to Joe and Brianna! Well done!


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Dr. Sherril Green

Sherril Green, DVM, PhD
Professor and Chair, Director of VSC

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DeVere Charron receiving the Ron Orta Humanitarian Award

DeVere Charron receiving the Ron Orta Humanitarian Award at the District 8 AALAS Meeting 2014

Sayed Ahmadi holding his award

Sayed Ahmadi, Husbandry Supervisor, received the Al Edward Animal Supervisor Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to laboratory animal science, expertise in a wide-variety of species and innovative problem-solving skills.

Sergio Koba holding his award

Sergio Koba, Rodent Health Surveillance Technician, received the Al Marshall Animal Technician Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to laboratory animal care.

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