The Laboratory Animal Science Center is a team of administrative, managerial, technical, and professional staff committed to the advancement of science in collaboration with the research community by promoting the humane care and use of animals used in biomedical research and teaching.
The Laboratory Animal Science Center (LASC) oversees veterinary medical care, animal care services, and actively participates in all facility design. Day-to-day care of animals and technical assistance are provided by approximately thirty animal caretakers. The care staff is overseen by Operations Managers and Animal Care Supervisors. In addition, three veterinary technicians are supervised by a Veterinary Services Manager, under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian. Administrative, business and purchasing functions are supported by a Business Manager and three support staff.
The Laboratory Animal Science Center (LASC) at Boston University has been an AAALAC accredited animal care program since 1971.