Texas Tech University

Animal Care and Use Committee

Animal research may never never look as exciting to the public as a college football game. However, everyone involved within this field of endeavor (from committee members to the animal care technicians and the investigators), are caring individuals that share, at their core, a deeply respectful and humane regard for the animals in their charge. Additionally, we should always be aware that it is through the work of dedicated individuals in animal research (past, present and future), that we can all look to the future as Fearless Champions.

Fearless Champion

Welcome to the Animal Care and Use Committee Web site at Texas Tech University. The committee is dedicated to providing resources for all faculty, staff, and students involved with animal research at Texas Tech. We would like to help make the submission and reporting processes as applicable as possible for our investigators.

Next Meeting: February 14th, 2017

Submission Deadline For Consideration/Approval During the meeting is 5:00 PM February 7th, 2017

Noteworthy Animal Use news:

  • TTU Researcher collaborating world wide to save bats. More here.
  • TTU Animal Care Program Receives AAALAC Accreditation during their tri-anual site visit. More here.
  • Animal Care Services Participates in TTU Arbor Day Activities


  • Good news! Christmas should go off without a hitch this year, thanks to Dedicated Veterinarians just like the ones you know. Even Santa knows the value of consulting with his veterinarian to ensure that his project goes off without any problems that could be prevented. Check out this video of Santa's Reindeer receiving the pre-flight inspection.
Reindeer Exam

AVMA president Joe Kinnarney, DVM, performs pre-flight exams to ensure the health of Santa's reindeer.
Photo by AVMA



  • Several members of our ACS Department attended the National AALAS meeting November 1-6, 2015 to keep up with the most up-to-date information about lab animal research, care, regulations and products available for lab animal research. They also showed that they, like all of our animal care staff, work hard to be Animal Heroes!!!
Animal Heroes


Featured Investigators

Todd Anderson Todd Anderson - TIEHH
 Brad Dabbert Brad Dabbert - Natural Resources Management 
 Harvinder Gill Harvinder Gill - Chemical Engineering 
 Paul Soto Paul Soto - Education 
Brad Johnson  Bradley Johnson - Animal & Food Science 
Peter Keyel Peter Keyel - Biology
 Reynaldo Patino Reynaldo Patino - TTU COOP
Robin Verble  Robin Verble - Natural Resources Management
Mark Wallace  Mark Wallace - Natural Resources Management
 Chuck West Chuck West - Plant and Soil Science


Animal Care & Use

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    Texas Tech University, Animal Care Services, Box 43132, Lubbock, TX 79409
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