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Animal Resources

Useful Links

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

ACLAM is an organization of board-certified veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the humane, proper and safe care and use of laboratory animals. Site provides career pathways and links to other sites.

The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)

ASLAP promotes the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, ideas, and information among veterinarians and veterinary students having an interest in laboratory animal practice. Site provides career information and other links.

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, (AALAS)

AALAS advances responsible care and use of laboratory animals to benefit people and animals. Site provides career pathways and other links.

SEAALAS (Southeastern Branch of AALAS)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Sources of Information on Rodents

National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)

NABR provides the unified voice for the scientific community on legislative and regulatory matters affecting laboratory animal research. There are links to federal governmental agencies as well as Non-governmental agencies involved with research animals.

Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR)

FBR is dedicated to improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

APHIS is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. The site provides regulatory information and links to other sites.

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) 

AWIC provides information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing. There are links to USDA, Agricultural Research Service and National Agricultural Library.

Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web (AltWeb)

AltWeb serves as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond.

Center for Alternative to Animal Testing (CAAT) 

CAAT has worked to find new methods to replace the use of laboratory animals in experiments, reduce the number of animals tested, and refine necessary tests to eliminate pain and distress.

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) 

OLAW has links to PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Report of AVMA Panel on Euthanasia, 2000, and other downloadable documents, training materials.

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) 

AAALAC promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary accreditation program.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is the country’s premier epidemiological agency whose mission is to protect the health and safety of people. Site provides links to online journals, Emerging Infectious Diseases and MMRW.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA was established to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. The site provides links to compliance assistance, laws and regulations, safety and health topics.

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