The animal Welfare and Training Unit can assist if you have any concerns about the health or welfare of research animals or any complaint about the use of animals in research.

Concerns about animal welfare

The animal Welfare and Training Unit (AWTU) can assist if you have any concerns about the health or welfare of research animals or any complaint about the use of animals in research.

If you're concerned about the health and welfare of any research animal, veterinary assistance can be obtained by contacting the Animal Welfare and Training Unit or the Animal Services Unit who can contact a veterinarian on your behalf.

If you have a concern outside of normal University hours, please contact UoN Security on (02) 4921 5888 and ask them to contact the rostered veterinarian.


Veterinary Services

The AWTU can provide veterinary clinical services for sick or injured research animals, investigation of animal health problems and advice on monitoring the health of animals in research facilities.


Routine Monitoring of Animal Health

The Animal Services Unit routinely monitors the health of the animals held in its facilities. The AWTU can provide advice on monitoring protocols, interpretation of results and advice on the health of imported animals.


Complaints about the use of animals in research

The Animal Care and Ethics Committee have formal grievance procedures for the investigation of complaints about the use of animals in research.

If you require any further information, please contact the Animal Welfare & Training Unit.