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Animal Facility

​​​​​​​All animal research is conducted under the auspices of the University. All research and teaching programmes involving animals and taking place at Stellenbosch University and satellite sites, have to be submitted to the Research Ethics Committee: Animal Care and Use for investigation and approval.

The Faculty makes use of small mammals and other small animals for educational and research puposes. These animals are managed by a qualified and registered veterinarian, a joint appointment by the Faculties of Science, and Medicine and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Science’s small mammals (rabbits, rats and mice) are kept in an annex to the Mike de Vries building and managed by the Department of Physiological Sciences. Amphibians are kept in the Natural Sciences building and are managed by the Department of Botany and Zoology. 

Faculty of Science document on conducting research with animals​

Booking and order form: Animal Research Facility / Request for animals or animal products​


More Inf​ormation

For more information on these facilities, contact:

Ms Judith Farao
​Tel: +27 21 808 3631 
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Dr Este Spies

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For information on animal research and animal ethics, visit the research w​ebpage​​