About Comparative Medicine Resources

Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR) New Brunswick provides the care and veterinary oversight of vertebrate animals used in research, testing and teaching on the New Brunswick, Piscataway and Camden campuses of Rutgers University. The goal of CMR is to ensure the health and well-being of animals and humans through training, education, research, and collaborative and interdisciplinary studies in a collegial, respectful work environment.

Rutgers University is committed to adhering to the highest standards for conducting responsible animal research. CMR is managed and operated in compliance with the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act Regulations. The university is fully accredited by AAALAC.  All CMR policies and procedures comply with the recommendations of the most recent editions of the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching”.

The CMR staff is composed of animal care technicians, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians with specialty training and certifications specific to laboratory animal medicine and care. CMR employees are committed to providing an exemplary animal care and use program. This includes assuring the humane care and use of animals through quality veterinary oversight, husbandry, social housing and environmental enrichment; facilitating campus research and instructional programs through collaboration, consultation, training, and the provision of professional technical and clinical services; maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, and upholding the University’s academic mission, research agenda and commitment to public health and service.

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