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COVID-19 Updates

The VSC is operating  to provide daily husbandry and veterinary care. 

Research support services will be limited, effective Monday March 16. 

Due to the University's guidance to suspend in-person teaching and practice social distancing, the VSC is temporarily postponing all VSC workshops and facility tours.

Please check here regularly for updates. (SUNET ID required)

Contact Information

Main Number

(650) 723-3876

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Our offices will be closed on all University holidays 

Animal Health/
Animal Facility Emergencies

(650) 723-4408

Report Animal Welfare Concerns:

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(650) 725-9834


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 Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

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

Our mission: Quality Animal Care. Excellent Service.

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The Stanford University School of Medicine supports the conduct of biomedical research to further the understanding of the world in which we live and to apply this knowledge for the benefit of humans and animals.


Animal Research: Reporting of
n Vivo Experiments

We support the ARRIVE guidelines

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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."