AAALAC International Accreditation

What It Means, Why It Matters

Our animal research program is accredited by AAALAC International.

We are proud that our animal care and research program has earned accreditation through AAALAC International (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International). 

What it means.

Earning accreditation is completely voluntary, and we have chosen to meet standards that go above and beyond the animal research regulations required by law. Our program has been carefully evaluated by a council of highly respected, expert animal care and research professionals who determined that we qualify for AAALAC accreditation. AAALAC accreditation is recognized worldwide as the "gold standard" for animal research programs, and we are pleased to be awarded this exceptional designation. 

Why it matters.

We care deeply about the quality of our research and the welfare of the animals that enable us to conduct it. Participating in the AAALAC accreditation program and meeting their rigorous standards demonstrates our commitment to humane and responsible animal research and our dedication to good science. 


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The Veterinary Oath

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge."