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About Comparative Medicine

Comparative Medicine serves as the advocate for animals involved in research at the University of South Florida, and provides a fully accredited, centralized service of pathogen-free animal procurement, husbandry, health surveillance, and quality control, and is the Tampa Bay regional resource for laboratory animal-related services.

Comparative Medicine is fully accredited PDF by AAALAC International as program #000434, is managed in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals PDF, the Animal Welfare Regulations, the PHS Policy, the FDA Good Laboratory Practices, and the IACUC Principles & Procedures PDF, has an assurance #A4100-01 on file with OLAW/PHS and maintains registration #58-R-0015 with USDA/APHIS/AC.

Comparative Medicine veterinarians are Florida-licensed, members of the AVMA, and are specialty board certified by ACLAM and/or ACVPM, and/or have research doctorates. Comparative Medicine maintains institutional memberships with AALAS, and SCAW. All program staff are AALAS-certified, and many are either registered with the Society of Quality Assurance, and/or certified by the Academy of Surgical Research, or are State of Florida-certified veterinary technicians.


Division of Comparative Medicine
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 20
Tampa, FL 33612


(813) 974-9796


(813) 974-9432



3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165
Tampa, FL, 33612-9445

Phone: 813.974.5570
Fax: 813.974.4962

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