IACUC Responsibilities Regarding Service Animals

Audience: The program is tailored to IACUC staff, IACUC members, IOs, veterinarians, investigators, compliance personnel, animal care staff, and others involved in animal programs.

Speakers: Axel Wolff, MS, DVM, NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, and Ron Banks, DVM, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Topic: The webinar focuses on the complex interactions between service animals, emotional support animals, access of these animals to research facilities/vivaria, and the responsibilities of the IACUC and institution in navigating these challenges. The speakers emphasize definitions, federal regulations, and examples of how institutions have tackled these issues.

Note: This webinar was prerecorded and posted on June 10, 2021.

While this information was accurate at the time presented, policies and procedures change over time. Past webinars may not contain the most current guidance. Please note, do not rely on webinars and associated materials as definitive compliance guidance for your specific situation. For compliance questions, please contact OLAW directly.

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