Animal Facility Photography and Videography




Photographs or filming of animals and animal housing or procedural space within the ACP-LAB laboratory animal facilities must have prior approval from ACP-LAB veterinarians.

Photographs or filming within the campus laboratory animal facilities must have prior approval of the Animal Care Program (ACP-LAB, formerly DAR) veterinarians, and must be in accordance with the following stipulations:

  • Two business days advance notice should be given prior to the requested photo or filming date. Requests may be denied if notice is not provided.
  • The animal care supervisor and member of the veterinary staff must be consulted on the date and time of the photo or filming event. At the discretion of ACP-LAB staff, one of them may be present for all photographs being taken or video being filmed.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn by all persons in the photograph or within the video, keeping the species of animal and procedure demonstrated in mind.
  • Appropriate handling and restraint methods for the species must be used.
  • All procedures shown must be described in the approved animal care and use protocol for that particular animal.
  • No references to personal information should be visible in the photograph or video; pay attention to the background and items such as cage cards.
  • Have animals in clean surroundings, clean cages, or clean pens with clean accessories. Water bottles and feeders should be full if visible in the photo or video.
  • The principal investigator (PI) approves all photographs and/or videos to be taken of their animals.
  • No animals that are ill, have visible lesions, or visible research alterations (e.g., implants, tumors) are to be photographed or video recorded without specific permission from the ACP-LAB director, facility veterinarian, and the PI.

Approved Date

Revised Date