Office of Animal Welfare


News & Announcements

Post Approval Monitoring


Center for Comparative Medicine

Other Resources

Angela Gamble, BS, LATG
OAW Compliance Manager
Phone: 434-924-5752
Email: adr8s

OAW Location & Contacts
Cobb Hall, Room S-052 & S-055
P.O. Box 800720
Charlottesville, VA
Fax: 434-982-4092
Email: animalwelfare

News & Announcements

Do you have guillotine blades or surgical instruments that require sharpening? New vendor available at U.Va.!

Total Repair Express (TRE) is a new vendor at U.Va. that can sharpen both guillotine blades and surgical instruments. The repair lab is located within the Medical Center. If interested in these services, contact Eric Ballew at or call 434-243-8056. The newly sharpened guillotine blades will be imprinted with the month and year of sharpening, thus eliminating the need for a certification sticker.

Are your employees requiring a face-to-face research related medical health assessment to work with animals? U.Va. WorkMed has moved to a new location.

WorkMed has moved to 1910 Arlington Blvd, across from Barracks Road Shopping Center. The building is behind Taco Bell, in the old BlockBuster Movies building. Parking is available and the closest University Transit Service (Northline Connector) or Charlottesville Area Transit (Route 7) bus stop is on Arlington Blvd. at McDonalds. Additional information can be found on the U.Va. WorkMed website. Satellite Clinics will be still be offered in MR-4 for returning faculty/staff (not for initial visits). Additional information can be found on the ACUC website.

ACUC Policy Updates

Below is a list of recently updated ACUC Policies. We recommend reviewing these policies if relevant to your research.

All ACUC policies can be found here.

Upcoming Training Dates

Contact Mary Riggins at or 434-243-1480 to pre-register for training.

Animal Research Orientation Seminar [more info]

Thursday, October 9th 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Jordan Hall Room 1-17

Rodent Biomethodology Class [more info]
(former title: Rodent Handling Workshop)

Thursday, September 18th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class [more info]

To be announced

Principles of Rodent Surgery Class (Two days) [more info]
(former title: Rodent Aseptic Surgery Class)

To be announced

Protocol Writing Workshop [more info]

To be announced