The goal of the Animal Welfare Program is to ensure that animals at Wake Forest are always treated ethically and humanely. It is comprised of several components:
- The Institutional Official
- The Attending Veterinarian and care program
- The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, training in the care of laboratory animals
- The Animal Research Oversight Unit
Together they promote ethical standards, perform clinical veterinary care, train researchers and animal care workers, supply regulatory oversight and offer general assistance to researchers and teachers working with animals.