The Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Campus (LUC, HSC) animal care program is under the control of the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and is independently accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Our unit number is 000180 and is valid through November of 2025. The certificate number of our registration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 33-R-0024. Our registration is valid through August 24, 2023. We also have an Animal Welfare Assurance with the Public Health Service (PHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). Our assurance identification number is D16-00074, Legacy #A3117-01 and is valid through February 28, 2026. The CMF is comprised of four service units on the HSC: Administrative Services, Veterinary Services, Husbandry Services and Diagnostic Services.