Reporting Concerns

Rutgers University, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), and Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences are committed to the humane care and use of all animals used for teaching, research and demonstration. If you observe or have knowledge of activities, which you believe, constitute inappropriate animal care or use; you are encouraged to report such activities. Inappropriate care and use may include inhumane treatment, neglect, unapproved procedures, etc. The Rutgers Animal Care and Facilities Committee is required by the federal Animal Welfare Act (the Act) to deal with all such reports in a confidential manner and to investigate them fully. The Act further stipulates, "No facility employee, committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulation or standards under the Act...."

Concerns about animal care and use may be reported to any of the following persons:


Clint Burgher
Farm Manager, Animal Care Program
Phone: 848-932-9415

Dr. Wendie Cohick
Chair, Department of Animal Sciences
Phone: 848-932-6319

Dr. Larry Katz
Associate Director
Phone: 848-932-3591

Comparative Medicine Resources

Dr. Elizabeth Dodemaide
Phone: 848-445-4168

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Diane Ambrose
Phone: 848-932-4037

Compliance Administrator, Research Integrity and Compliance

Lauren Zizza
Phone: 848-932-4012

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences