Report an Animal Welfare Concern

All animal welfare concerns are taken seriously by the UCSF IACUC and they have approved the following instructions and procedures for reporting and following up on all animal care and use concerns. Anonymous reports are acceptable and all are investigated. The identity of anyone making an anonymous report will be held in strict confidence.

Contact directly or complete an Animal Care and Use Concern Reporting Form

IACUC Office & Chair

Phone: 415-609-8490

Email: [email protected]


LARC On-Call Veterinarian/Attending Veterinarian 

Phone: 415-502-8687

Best options for reporting non-urgent concerns (animals are not in immediate distress) with complete anonymity and confidentiality:

UCSF Whistleblower Program

University-wide confidential reporting hotline: 1-800-403-4744

University-wide confidential website:


For more instuctions on reporting a concern: Animal Care and Use Reporting Instructions Poster