Help Shape the Future of Lab Animal Medicine at U-M

March 16, 2021

Yellow pencils on top of blueprint drawing showing five different aspects of lab animal medicine and care provided by ULAMAs the veterinary and animal care providers for all animal use protocols at the University of Michigan (U-M), the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) takes great pride in its service and support of U-M researchers.

In the spirit of this service-oriented mission, members of the U-M animal care and use community are invited to review, and provide feedback on, the multi-year ULAM Strategic Plan yellow lock icon (available at using valid Level-1 login credentials).

Feedback from the research community will be used to help shape the future direction of ULAM’s strategic goals and operations in the areas of:

  • Animal housing and husbandry
  • Veterinary care
  • Specialized research support services
  • Animal ordering and procurement
  • Training and education



After reviewing the plan, individuals are encouraged to share their feedback via this brief survey yellow lock icon
(or paste into their web browser)



For security purposes, Level-1 login credentials are required to access the survey. However, this information is not being used to track individual responses and all feedback will remain anonymous.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and individuals may select which of the four Strategic Plan Goal Areas they would like to provide feedback on. At the end of the survey, there is an additional question about ULAM’s services and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we continue to move closer to a resumption of more ‘normal’ research operations, it is imperative that we reflect upon lessons learned from the initial research ramp-down and re-engagement processes—feedback from the U-M research community is vital to these efforts.


Questions or concerns about the survey or ULAM’s Strategic Plan should be directed to or the ULAM Business Office at or (734) 764-0277.

A close partnership with the U-M research community is integral to shaping the future direction of animal care and use at the University of Michigan—we thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and insights with us.

yellow lock icon Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.