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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: October 2nd, 2015
Submission Deadline For Consideration/Approval During the meeting is
5:00 PM September 25th, 2015


noteworthy Animal Use news


Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center was recently in the news for their research:

TTRC Studies Effect of Hippotherapy For Children With Disabilities


So what does it mean to be an AAALAC Accredited Institution --

like Texas Tech University?

Check out this video to see why we have been --

Proud Members for over 13 years!!


Arbor Day 2015

Animal Care Services Participates in TTU Arbor Day Activities


Researchers Study Quail Parasite Infections

Texas Tech Today


Biologist Leads Group That Mapped Crocodilian Genomes

Texas Tech Today


Unmasking the Masked Rider

Game day is a long day for the Mascot and his rider. To get a little taste of what it looks like follow the link to this video.



Saving Lives in Africa

Texas Tech Professors help Malawian village combat iron deficiency with a sustainable goat production program.  Read the article here.



PI and Unit Manager Disaster Preparedness Training

Available on the training page or follow this link to the video



Biology Department Says Goodbye to an Ambassador

Texas Tech Today



Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center recognized in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal