Veterinary Service Center Department of Comparative Medicine.

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Animal Care

Excellent Service


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The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) at Stanford University provides Laboratory Animal Care and is administered by the Department of Comparative Medicine. The laboratory animal care program at Stanford University is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

Our vision: To pioneer in laboratory animal care, driving research innovations from bench to bedside.

Our mission: Quality Animal Care. Excellent Service

In case of a veterinary or VSC facility emergency, call 650-723-4408

The veterinary oath

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge."


Dr. Sherril Green

Sherril Green, DVM, PhD
Professor and Chair, Director of VSC


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Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments

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Sayed Ahmadi holding his award

Sayed Ahmadi, Husbandry Supervisor, received the Al Edward Animal Supervisor Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to laboratory animal science, expertise in a wide-variety of species and innovative problem-solving skills.

Sergio Koba holding his award

Sergio Koba, Rodent Health Surveillance Technician, received the Al Marshall Animal Technician Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to laboratory animal care.

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