All veterinary services at The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus are provided by Veterinary Resources or through the Program for Comparative Medicine. Veterinary Resources maintains oversight for the acquisition, care and use of all research animals on campus. All animal facilities and the care and use programs on campus are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) and meet federal laws and guidelines for the humane and appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Animals are housed at nine locations; each of these facilities is maintained by a staff of experienced laboratory animal technicians.
The primary mission of Veterinary Resources is to provide humane and scientifically appropriate care of research animals at The University of Maryland, Baltimore. The facilities and program of animal care and use are maintained in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 and all subsequent revisions (regulated by the USDA), and Public Health Service (PHS) guidelines. Veterinary Resources provides service as economically as possible by having a centralized animal care staff and by wholesale purchase of feed, bedding, caging and husbandry supplies. PHS Resource Improvement Grants submitted by Veterinary Resources have also provided monies for large capital improvements on campus. Veterinary Resources is the service division of Comparative Medicine.
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