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.




Friday, April 5, through Thursday, April 11, 2024


Dr. Rachel Wilson – 832-474-2462

Facility Manager

Wesley Fox 615-497-4249

After Hours Facility Issues - please call Facility Management 615-343-4443


Reserving Hoods and Procedure Rooms:


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



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

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

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

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

Associate Director of Operations: Jeremy Parker, MS, CMAR, LATG


DAC Administration Office

DAC Main Office:  615-322-2231

Hours of Operation & Location:

Hours Location

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

  AA-6206 MCN

Links and Resources

Animal Care And Use Program | Animal Care and Use Program
Frequently Asked Questions
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Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.