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Initial Investigation by the Compliance Officer and Veterinarian

The Compliance Officer and Veterinarian will evaluate the complaint to determine whether there is sufficient information to investigate further. If mistreatment of animals is found, the Veterinarian will take all necessary action which may include temporary suspension of use of animals by any and all individuals involved in the reported complaint. The Veterinarian will submit the initial findings and recommendations to the IACUC Chair. The IACUC Chair and the Veterinarian will consider the initial findings and recommendations for further action.  If the Veterinarian is the subject of the complaint, the IACUC chair will contact the IO, and the IO will appoint someone to investigate the allegation.