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:



For the weekend, holiday, and after-hours emergencies:

Emergency On-Call Information


Friday, September 23, through Thursday, September 29, 2022


Dr. Erin Yu - 615-887-5714

Facility Manager

Jeremy Parker - 615-322-9437

After Hours Facility Issues - please call Facility Management 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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