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Accreditation & Memberships


The University of Maryland, Baltimore has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1983. This allows principal investigators to meet the requirements of category 1 on PHS grant and contract applications, so this accreditation should be recognized in your grant applications that require in vivo research.


The Program of Comparative Medicine maintains membership in the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). This organization provides educational materials, meetings and information for professional development of staff in the specific area of laboratory animal medicine. AALAS also publishes Laboratory Animal Science, an important journal of current developments in husbandry, animal care and health-related research.

Veterinary Resources is a member of, seeks guidance from or is associated with the National Association for Biomedical Research; the Foundation for Biomedical Research; the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare; and Americans for Medical Progress. These organizations act as spokespersons for the biomedical research community and provide education in the use of animals in research and teaching.

All veterinarians in our program are specially trained in the field of laboratory animal medicine.