The ARP provides for the procurement, husbandry, and care of animals used in research and teaching. Scientific and technical support is also provided by the ARP for Wake Forest University (WFU) programs using animals in teaching and research. WFU is committed to providing a high-quality program of animal care and use in compliance with state and federal laws.


The ARP operates in accordance with standards and policies of the US Department of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). This program has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1966.