Our purpose is to ensure the judicious and humane use of animals in the pursuit of scientific excellence for the benefit of human and animal health. We provide professional and technical services for laboratory animal care, veterinary medical care, animal research project support, and genetically engineered model development and preservation for the OHSU research community.
Our staff will schedule assistance for investigators during normal work hours. Special arrangements can be made for assistance at other times. The DCM facilities are staffed with highly trained veterinary, technical, and support personnel. More than half of our technical and husbandry staff have been certified as laboratory animal technicians or technologists by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.