Animal Use and Care Campus Policy

The Animal Science Department at North Shore Community College utilizes animals in the instruction of students in both the Veterinary Technology and Animal Care Specialist Programs. The purpose of animal utilization is to provide primary educational experiences for the students. In order to ensure that the animals are safe and humanely treated, and that students are safe and experience a maximal educational benefit from live animal use, the Animal Science Department has developed the following policies

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Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

There is an Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at North Shore Community College. IACUC, guided by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), is responsible for ensuring that all animals used at this institution, for educational purposes, always be handled, housed, treated, cared for, and transported in a humane and ethical manner in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, as well as institutional policies. An animal may not be used for teaching, testing, or research unless its use is approved in writing by IACUC.

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