The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus. 

DCM Mission

To provide exceptional animal care with exemplary customer service that supports the biomedical research and teaching missions of the University; while promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that fosters a culture of care for animals, DCM staff, and the research community.

DCM Vision

To become an industry leader in innovative animal care, welfare, and enrichment through continuous improvements and collaborations with the biomedical research community.

DCM Strategy

Our mission and vision will be pursued programmatically by all levels of the division to continuously improve quality. Through a collaborative approach, the DCM will serve, advise, and educate researchers, staff, and students on animal models and bio-methodology while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals in a respectable and safe work environment.

For information related to animal use protocols, and/or policies and procedures related to use of animals at Georgetown University, contact the IACUC office.

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