Starting July 1, 2018, animal facilities within WSU will begin transitioning to centralized management under the Office of the Campus Veterinarian in the Office of Research.

Two external reviews conducted in fall 2016 concluded improvements were needed and suggested centralization of the facilities would make them more service-oriented and efficient while meeting the needs of the animal research community.

Currently, the facilities are separately managed by each department or college but are being transitioned into the centralized model.

“We are excited for this opportunity to continue excellence in animal care and to better support research enterprise at WSU,” said Dr. Nina Woodford, the director of the Office of Campus Veterinarian, who will lead the new centralized system.

This transition will be implemented in stages.

July 1, 2018: College of Arts and Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinary Biomedical Research Building Vertical and Basement Vivaria
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Building Vivarium
  • Bustad Hall Vivarium
  • Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility Vivarium
  • Infectious Disease (197L & 199) Buildings
  • Eastlick Hall Vivarium
  • Wegner Hall Vivarium

January 1, 2019: WSU Spokane

  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building Vivarium
  • Health Education and Research Building Vivarium

January 1, 2020: College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

  • Experimental Animal Laboratory Building Vivarium

Contact Woodford or Dr. Steven Russell, veterinarian in the Office of the Campus Veterinarian, with any questions.