Animal Care & Use

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) recognizes its responsibility to produce and disseminate knowledge in accordance with its mission of research, teaching, and public service. Some activities conducted at UNH necessitate the use of live vertebrate animals. Recognizing the importance of using live animals for these purposes, UNH, for both ethical and scientific reasons, insists upon the highest standards for the care and use of such animals.

Accordingly, UNH has a policy for the care and use of live vertebrate animals at the institution, an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that oversees vertebrate animal care and use at UNH,  and an Animal Resources Office (ARO) that provides technical support, training, veterinary services and assistance to UNH faculty, staff, and students.

UNH policy on care and use of live vertebrate animals

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Animal Resources Office (ARO)

View Animal Care & Use Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, policies, guidance, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.


Contact Information

Dean Elder, D.V.M., Director
Animal Resources Office
Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-4629
Email: dean.elder@unh.edu

Linnea Morley, D.V.M., Associate Director
Animal Resources Office
Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-4629
Email: linnea.morley@unh.edu

Julie Simpson, Director
Research Integrity Services
Service Building Room 107
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2003
Email: julie.simpson@unh.edu