Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that all vertebrate animals involved in teaching or research under the direction of Washington State University receive ethical and humane care and treatment.

News & events

Important AWP Office Information

As of this time, the staff of the AWP Office are working a hybrid schedule and there may be days where staff are working remotely instead of on campus. Currently, the best way to reach us is by emailing our group email at iacuc@wsu.edu. For additional contact information, please visit our contacts page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. In the event of an animal emergency, please contact the OCV emergency line at 509-330-1871 (Pullman), 509-592-6884 (Spokane), or (509) 330-1871 (Other Locations).

For more information on COVID-19, please visit WSU’s COVID-19 Update Page and the CDC Page for COVID-19.

June 2022 Updates

Updated – Policy #6: Aseptic and Perioperative Surgical Techniques

The updated policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

New – Guideline #14: The Separation of Species and Sick Animals

The new guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

Updated – SOP #11: Management of Ulcerative Dermatitis in Mice

The updated SOP is now available on the SOPs page under Resources.

May 2022 Updates

New – Policy #19: Use of Shelter Dogs and Cats in Research and Teaching

The new policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

April 2022 Updates

There are no IACUC updates for the month of April.

March 2022 Updates

Updated – Policy #17: Instructional Animal Use

The updated policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

Updated – Policy #9: Off-Site WSU Research and Teaching Activities and Memorandums of Understanding

The updated policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

February 2022 Updates

Washington State University has officially achieved full AAALAC accreditation for another three years. For additional information on the AAALAC accreditation cycle, please visit the About IACUC page.

January 2022 Updates

There are no IACUC updates for the month of January

December 2021 Updates

New – Guideline #13: Proper Attire and Personal Protective Equipment in Animal Facilities

The new guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

New – Guideline #4: Animal Feed and Feed Storage

The new guideline is now available on the Guidelines page under Resources.

November 2021 Updates

Updated – Policy #6: Aseptic and Perioperative Surgical Techniques

The updated policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

New – Policy #39: Mouse Colony Maintenance

The new policy is now available on the Policies page under Resources.

October 2021 Updates

New – SOP #15: Guillotine Maintenance and Use

The new SOP is now available on the SOPs page under Resources.

Non-Animal Emergencies

Please call 911

Animal Emergencies

Please call the Office of the Campus Vet:

Pullman: (509) 330-1871

Spokane: (509) 592-6884

Other Campuses: (509) 330-1871

Compliance Hotline

If you suspect that a research program is not treating animals in compliance with ethical, humane standards, immediately call or email the compliance hotline:

(509) 335-1289

or.hotline@wsu.edu