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Animal Medical Service

Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI)


The mission of the Animal Medical Service is to assure the responsible use of animals in medical research and training and provide SAMMC Staff with opportunities, technical support, and administration for biomedical research and training, using appropriate animal models while ensuring humane animal care and use. Animal Medical Service facilitates and supports the entire process of research approval including research proposal preparation, submission, review, and monitoring of approved research, by providing program administration, education and consultation for all research activities at SAMMC. The Animal Medical Service supports Graduate Medical Education (GME) and other professional health education, ultimately facilitating improvements to health care and the introduction of new technology. All animal research at SAMMC is performed strictly under an Animal Research Protocol, approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Helpful Links

AAALAC-I: Accredited Animal Care and Use Program
Staff: Attending Veterinarian & Technicians
Animal housing: Rodents, Rabbits, Swine, Ruminants
Facilities: Surgical suites /ICU/CT/Radiology/C-arm fluoroscopy/Ultrasound/Bioluminescence imaging system/fluorescent/X-ray imager

Points of Contact

SAMMC Veterinarian (210) 916-9193

Attending Veterinarian (210) 539-1264

Program Manager for Animal Research (210) 539-5120

IACUC Chair (210) 916-3761