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Washington State University Campus Veterinarian

OCV vivarium centralization transition

On July 1, multiple animal facilities within Washington State University will begin the transition to centralized management under the Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV) within the Office of Research.

Goal of the transition

This transition aims to establish a service-oriented, cost efficient program that meets the needs of the animal research community and provides centralized support for the entire University system.

This change is being made for multiple reasons, including two separate external reviews of the WSU animal program conducted in fall 2016, which recommended centralizing the animal facility management under the direction of Dr. Nina Woodford, Director and Attending Veterinarian of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian.

Facilities included

The facility centralization does not include all WSU animal facilities, but instead focuses on small animal vivariums located within the College of Veterinary Medicine; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences in Pullman; and at WSU Spokane. Unless circumstances change, the management of the remaining animal facilities will continue with the individual departments or colleges.


Further information, including timelines

Frequently asked questions


Memorandum from the vice president for research

Centralization of Animal Facilities 


Contact us

Nina Woodford DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Director, Office of the Campus Veterinarian
Washington State University
509-335-6246
nwoodford@wsu.edu

Steven Russell, DVM
Office of the Campus Veterinarian
Washington State University
509-335-2023
spruss@wsu.edu