Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Receives High Marks in USDA Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) each year makes an unannounced visit to Texas Tech to examine our animal care and use areas.

The visit came in February this year with inspectors examining animals used in research and teaching as well as reviewing animal care committee and veterinary records.

“The outcome of the inspection was that they found no non-compliant issues -- a clean bill of health,” said John McGlone, director of animal care services and institutional official. “We should be proud of the high quality of our animal care program.”

Texas Tech’s animal program must report to the National Institutes of Health, USDA, and AAALAC International, the university’s animal care accrediting body, as well as numerous grant sponsors.

“Our program maintains the highest level of compliance with all agencies,” said McGlone.