Sally Fridge, Manager
M303 Walters Life Sciences
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0830
Phone: (865) 974-6763
The utilization of animals in teaching and research has long been recognized as a valuable asset for providing and demonstrating informative scientific data in the biological and medical fields. The University of Tennessee recognizes that the use of labortatory animals in research, testing, and education is an important privilege accompanied with a great ethical responsibility to ensure the humane care and use of these valuable subjects. To ensure appropriate care and use, detailed programs of excellent veterinary and husbandry care, and programs for the peer-reviewed evaluation of all activities prior to the use of any animal in research, testing or teaching activity are in place.
These programs are designed in accordance with Federal law, Public Health Service Guidelines, and institutional policies in Animal Welfare Act (PL 89-544 and amendments); the Public Health Service Policy; the U.S. Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animals.
The University of Tennessee is committed to the highest standards of research and recognizes that laboratory animals must receive the best possible care, not only to obtain valid research data, but to ensure the health and safety of animals, researchers, and animal caretakers.