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.

Graphics by Cindy van Velthoven

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.



Recognizing Staff Careers

The VSC would like to congratulate the following on their career milestones. We appreciate you and thank you for all that you've done for the VSC!

  • Mike Alvarez - 45 years
  • Venancio Mariano - 30 years
  • Carlos Sosa - 30 years
  • Greg Nelson - 25 years
  • Esther Velazquez-Klettke - 25 years
  • Edgar Veloz-Renteria - 30 years

May 1, 2019 - VSC Diagnostic lab has new "office hours" for consultations.  AF040 (RAF main hallway) hours are 08:30-12:00.  R320 (Edwards 3rd floor) hours are 13:00-17:00.  RAF sample drop off hours as same as RAF office hours.  Edwards sample drop off hours are 08:30-15:30.  Visit Diagnostic Lab for more details.

April 25, 2019 - Reminder:  VSC discontinued paper 'morbidity' forms.  Scientists can request a veterinary evaluation of mice or rats at

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."