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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Reporting Concerns and Complaints

Kansas State University is committed to performing animal facilitated research in a humane and compliant manner. The K-State Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is empowered by the federal government to "review, and, if warranted, investigate concerns involving the care and use of animals resulting from public complaints, or reports of noncompliance from laboratory or research facility employees or personnel."

The IACUC will take any reported concern seriously, and investigate it thoroughly. Whether or not made anonymously, all reviews and investigations will be dealt with confidentially to the extent reasonably possible. The contacts listed below welcome questions or concerns about animal care and use at K-State. 

Heath Ritter
Acting Committee Chair

Phone: (785) 532-3224 Email: hlr@ksu.edu

Sally Olson
Acting Attending Veterinarian 

Phone: (785) 410-7513 Email: solson@vet.k-state.edu

Research Compliance Office

Phone: (785) 532-3224 Email: comply@ksu.edu


You can submit an anonymous report online via the report a concern submission box below.


Use this form to report a concern related to animal care and use at K-State. Please provide as much detail as possible (date, time, location, and a description of the concern or complaint). Concerns reported using this form will be anonymous.


In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act [9 CFR, Part 2, Subpart C 2.32 (c) (4)] No facility employee, committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulation or standards under the Act.