Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)

Our office will be closed during the University Winter Break period December 19th, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021.

Beginning January 4th, 2021 and until further notice, the CARE Office will have limited administrative staffing due to the precautionary measures taken by the University re: COVID-19.  

CARE emergency contact information is posted on the inside of all animal housing room doors.  Please refer to our People webpage for Veterinary and Operations On-Call Schedules during Winter Break.

Additional contact information regarding urgent matters:


Following Winter Break 2020, standard drop-off and pick-up hours will resume:

Wednesdays 10am to noon at our main campus facilty.


Mission Statement

Foremost, we are committed to providing healthy, well-cared-for animals, which are essential to meaningful research, and maintaining the animal facility for their daily care.

The Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) ensures humane care by providing for the animals' daily care and housing and veterinary care when necessary. The CARE team is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of Brown University, while maintaining compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations, guidelines and policies. 

Veterinary Responsibilities

 The veterinarians are directly responsible for the care and use of animals at all Brown University facilities and provide veterinary services to the area hospitals affiliated with the Brown Medical School. They directly support researchers and students,  and as veterinary members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), they review all animal care and use protocols. 


COVID-19 Update: Research Facility Ramp-Up Guidance

Please see Brown's update on COVID-19 protocols for research labs, support spaces, and core facilities.

At this time, phone coverage for CARE is limited. Please contact us via email at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance.