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Animal Welfare Concerns Notice

Federal and Institutional policies dictate that any faculty, staff or student associated with MSU has the right and the responsibility to report perceived deficiencies in the MSU animal care and use program.
If you witness incidences or practices that you believe are inappropriate, please voice your concerns to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) by contacting:
  • Wretha Goodpaster, IACUC Chair (606-783-2647)
  • Any IACUC Member
  • Dr. Phil Prater, Attending Veterinarian (606-783-9364)
  • Janet Cline, Director, Research Integrity & Compliance (606-783-2541)
Written concerns should be addressed to:
IACUC Chair or member
c/o Research & Sponsored Programs
Ginger Hall 901
And may be marked “Private and Confidential”
All concerns will be treated with the highest priority and confidentiality will be guaranteed. Initiating such concerns via appropriate channels in no way places an individual at risk to be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulation or standard.
This policy is outlined in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Handbook