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.
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.
- Procedure for the Provision of Veterinary Services (PDF 14 KB)
- Investigation of Animal Health Problems - ASU Procedure (DOC 130 KB)
- Post Mortems
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.