Comparative Medicine Unit

The Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is a 41,000-square-foot animal-care facility that supports the University’s research and teaching programs. The unit houses a broad range of laboratory animals in a safe and secure environment. The facility has a disaster plan in place to ensure the safety of animals during emergencies.

The institution has an Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The CMU participates in the highly regarded voluntary accreditation program offered by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. The CMU has been fully accredited by AAALAC since 1982. The CMU was again awarded Continued FULL accreditation status by AAALAC, International on November 24, 2020.

Inside the Comparative Medicine Unit


Lauren Brierley, D.V.M.
Director, Comparative Medicine Unit
Phone: 330-325-6558

Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU)

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