Message from the Director

Dr. William HillWelcome to the web presence of the KU Animal Care Unit (ACU). Whether you are new to KU or a long-time Jayhawk, I trust you will find these resources organized, helpful, and user friendly. This page is designed to provide the KU research community with up-to-date and pertinent information to facilitate the successful conduct of animal based research. I welcome content suggestions and feedback.

The ACU is a cadre of highly trained, empowered professionals committed to advancing the research and teaching missions of the University. Our integrated team of laboratory animal technicians, facility supervisors, veterinarians, and administrative professionals provides KU faculty, staff, and students training and support in the use of laboratory animals. In short, the ACU exists to serve you! We will endeavor to provide excellent service with each customer encounter.

Excellence in animal care is also one of our primary objectives. The ACU has been continuously accredited by AAALAC International since 1982. Our team is committed to providing and maintaining exemplary standards of animal care through effective resource management. We are equally committed to balancing animal welfare and investigator needs. We readily understand that “great science” and “great animal care” go hand in hand.

As ACU Director and University Attending Veterinarian, you have my assurance that the ACU will partner with you to ensure a conducive environment and availability of all necessary resources to meet your needs. If we fall short, please let me know. Again, welcome to our space on the World Wide Web. How can we serve you today?

Rock Chalk,


William A. Hill, DVM, MPH, DACLAM 
Director, Animal Care Unit
University Attending Veterinarian
Courtesy Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

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