Veterinary Service Center Department of Comparative Medicine.

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Animal Care

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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

In case of a veterinary or VSC facility emergency, call 650-723-4408

School of Medicine Statement on Animal Research

Stanford University School of Medicine supports the conduct of biomedical research to further the understanding of the world in which we live and to apply this knowledge for the benefit of humans and animals. >>Read More.

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Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments

We support the ARRIVE guidelines

Dr. Sherril Green

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


Sonja Goedde holding her award

Sonja Goedde receives the inaugural NCB-AALAS Support Personnel of the Year.  The award recognizes an individual who indirectly plays critical roles (such as administrative staff, housekeeping, training, inventory, IT support) in supporting the care and use of laboratory animals.

Cesar Veloz and Jeff Cassel

Cesar Veloz (left) receives 2016 Al Marshall Technician of the Year Award.  The award recognizes an AALAS certified technician who gives meaning and purpose to the aims and objectives of NCB-AALAS:  Advocate humane care and treatment of laboratory animals and to the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit mankind and animals.

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