Campus News

Animal research program accredited

UGA’s Research Animal Resources Program received full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.

University officials were notified on March 20 of the accreditation in a letter from the AAALAC that commends UGA for “a knowledgeable and dedicated animal care staff, an excellent level of documentation, a high level of sanitation, excellent veterinary care program, a fully implemented environmental enrichment program and improvements at the farms.”

Accreditation by AAALAC, a voluntary program, ensures the highest quality of animal care and use in research. Accredited institutions must meet rigorous standards to ensure the high-quality care and welfare of research animals.