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Animal Facility and Office of Laboratory Animal Care

Contact Information

Abby Turner
Mossman Lab Animal Facility Manager
135 Ken and Blaire Mossman Building
1311 Cumberland Avenue
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Cell: 865-776-0949
Office: 865-974-2801
Email: aturne79@utk.edu

The Mossman Lab Animal Facility is committed to providing the highest quality services and humane care for all animals supporting University of Tennessee Knoxville research. Our researchers and staff pursue the continued advancement of scientific knowledge and abide by responsible and ethical principles of humane animal care in accordance with all regulatory agencies.

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 laboratory 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. Detailed programs and peer-reviewed evaluations are conducted prior to the use of any animal in research to ensure the appropriate care and use of all animals involved in testing or teaching activities.

These programs are designed in accordance with Federal law, Public Health Service Guidelines and institutional policies to include USDA APHIS Animal Welfare Act, PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and other regulations and standards as listed by National Institute of Helath (NIH) Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU).

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