At Auburn University, the University Veterinarian is the Institutional Attending Veterinarian (IAV) and is responsible for assuring the health and well-being of all vertebrate animals used for research, teaching or demonstration.
Auburn University supports the responsible use of animals in teaching, demonstration, and research and in the production or maintenance of animals for use in these efforts. Auburn is committed to a single standard of high-quality animal care to the benefit of overall animal health and well-being for each and every animal at the University.
The University Veterinarian is the Institutional Attending Veterinarian at Auburn and is responsible for assuring the health and wellbeing of all vertebrate animals at the University. Because of the diversity of animal species and the decentralized nature of Auburn’s animal care and use program, the duties of the University Veterinarian may be shared or delegated to other veterinarians.
The Office of the University Veterinarian offers institutional support in the following areas:
- IACUC (Institutional Care and Use Committee) protocol development and post protocol approval monitoring
- animal care, use, and enrichment
- veterinary care
- laboratory animal training for staff, students, and researchers
- consultation and guidance for renovation or construction of buildings intended for animal housing
Patricia E. Rynders, DVM, MS
(334) 321-7842 or (334) 844-5667
Hayley Pritchard, BS, AAS, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
(334)703-7993 or (334) 844-5667