Office of the Attending Veterinarian 

Cayuse Animal Oversight

With the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act, the USDA no longer requires Annual Review of IACUC protocols, aligning with NIH/PHS Policy. The University of Kentucky IACUC is pleased to announce that Annual Protocol Reviews are no longer required. PIs will no longer submit information for annual review and approval in the Cayuse system. The OAV-IACUC office will continue to check training and UHS clearance on a yearly basis and reach out to individuals who need to complete/renew these items. PIs who previously reported animal numbers via the progress report will also be contacted to collect this information (e.g. Agriculture, Biology, Wildlife, Core protocols). As a final note, please report any unanticipated adverse events and noncompliances directly to your clinical veterinarian (DLAR) or the Attending Veterinarian. This update does not affect three-year de novo reviews. IACUCs are still required to conduct a complete review of animal activities every 3 years. Any changes to approved protocol activities must be submitted as an amendment.


What We Do

The Office of the Attending Veterinarian supports the University community’s legal and ethical responsibility to use animals in ways that are scientifically, medically and humanely appropriate. The OAV provides oversight, guidance, support and assistance to members of the University community in support of their appropriate use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching and testing. 

Report Animal Concerns

Any person who witnesses or suspects misuse of animals in UK research or teaching is encouraged to report their concern to 1-859-257-8295. No adverse action will be taken against anyone making a report. You are NOT required to give your name.

Accreditation and Assurances

PHS assurance number D16-00217 (A3336-01)
USDA number 61-R-0002
AAALAC, Intl. Unit # 13 DLAR, most recent accreditation date: March 10, 2021

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