VUMC Division of Animal Care

Overview of Services

Vanderbilt University affirms the important role animal research plays in advancing society’s understanding of human and animal health. We are committed to seeing that animals used in biomedical research and education are treated with respect and receive the best possible care. Vanderbilt maintains a program of animal care and use that meets federal and local laws and guidelines and is voluntarily accredited by the Association for the Assessment of Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC).

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is a federally mandated university committee that ensures that the care and use of animals is appropriate and humane, in accordance with animal welfare regulations. The IACUC establishes policy and procedure on animal care and use for the institution.

Reserving Hoods and Procedure Rooms:

 To reserve a room, visit the VUMC Division of Animal Care Reservations iLab Module:


Emergency On-Call Information

Friday, January 21, 2022 through Thursday, January 27, 2022
 Veterinarian Dr. Erin Yu 615-887-5714
Facility Manager Carlotta Brooks 615-498-4538
After Hour Facility Issues - please call Facility Management at 615-343-4443



Vice President for Animal Care:  Jeanne Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Director of Administrative and Finance:  Karen Jackson, MPA, RLATG, CMAR

Associate Director of Operations: Michael Pryor, MBA, CMAR

Associate Director of Clinical Medicine:  Erin N.Z. Yu, DVM, DACLAM

Associate Director of Comparative Pathology:  Katherine Gibson-Corley, DVM, PhD, DACVP


DAC Administration Office

DAC Main Office:  615-322-2231

Hours Location

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

  AA-6206 MCN

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