Department of Comparative Medicine

Saint Louis University and the Department of Comparative Medicine are committed to supporting the continued advancements in biomedical research. Comparative Medicine (CM) is dedicated to ensuring humane care and use for all animals used in research endeavors. CM provides professional veterinary and technical support services to investigators using animals in experimental procedures.

Responsibilities and Services

  • Provide AAALAC accredited facilities for housing laboratory animals
  • Consultation and collaboration with research personnel to assist in project planning and model development
  • Training programs
  • Animal procurement
  • Provide daily animal husbandry
  • Colony health surveillance
  • Institutional compliance with animal welfare regulations, standards and policies
  • Veterinary and technical support
  • Environmental enrichment