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Council on Accreditation

AAALAC's Council on Accreditation is comprised of some of the best animal care and use professionals and researchers from around the globe. They conduct the site visits and program evaluations that determine which institutions are awarded AAALAC accreditation. The Council includes North American, European and Pacific Rim sections which evaluate programs in their respective regions.

The Council's Mission Statement is as follows:

The AAALAC International Council on Accreditation promotes quality and continuing improvement of the well-being of animals used in research, testing, and teaching, the health and safety of personnel, and the animal-based research itself. These are accomplished through the conduct of peer reviews of animal care and use programs, conferring an accreditation status, educational efforts, and on-going communications with stakeholders. The Council's activities are principled in the application of performance-based standards and professional judgment within the framework of Three Primary Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC 2011), the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS 2010), and the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes (ETS 123), as well as applicable reference resources, and relevant governmental regulations.

Current Council members include:

Takashi Agui, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Laboratory Animal Sci & Med, Dept. of Applied Veterinary Science
Hokkaido University

David E. Bentzel, Jr., V.M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Business Operations
Department of Comparative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Marion Berard, M.M.B.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Deputy Manager of the Animal Facilities
Animalerie Centrale
Institut Pasteur

Aurora M. Bronstad, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Veterinarian/Facility Leader Animal
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Bergen

Calvin B. Carpenter, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Bart Carter, D.V.M., M.S.
Assistant Vice President - Animal Resources
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Donald B. Casebolt, D.V.M., M.P.V.M.
Executive Director, Department of Animal Resources
University of Southern California

Yan Chang, M.S., Ph.D.
General Manager
Shanghai Innostar Bio-tech Co. Ltd.

Sonja T. Chou, V.M.D., M.S.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resources and
Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Shanghai

Egeenee Q. Daniels, D.V.M.
Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
and Attending Veterinarian
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Yuan-Ji Eric Day, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Department of Anesthesiology
Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

Delphine G. Denais-Lalieve, D.V.M.
Designated Veterinarian/Animal Resources Head
IRSN (Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety)

Gaylen L. Edwards, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chair, IACUC and Professor and
Head, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
The University of Georgia

Stephen A. Felt, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Comparative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Patricia L. Foley, D.V.M.
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Division of Comparative Medicine
Georgetown University

Linda K. Fulton, D.V.M., M.S.
Private Consultant

Rose T. Gillesby, D.V.M.
Biocontainment Research and Veterinary Services

John Zhaolong Gong, Ph.D., M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
3d Medicines

Troy M. Hallman, M.S., V.M.D.
Director, Office of Animal Research
Office of Research Administration
Yale University

Susan B. Harper, D.V.M., M.S.
Veterinary Medical Officer and
ARS Animal Care Use Program Manager
USDA, ARS, Office of National Programs

Jann Hau, M.D.
Chair of Comparative Medicine
and Head of Department of Experimental Medicine
University of Copenhagen and State Hospital

Tracy M. Heenan, D.V.M., CPIA
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory
and Director, Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Debra L. Hickman, D.V.M., M.S.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center
Indiana University School of Medicine

Judy M. Hickman-Davis, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Laboratory Animal Training Program
The Ohio State University

Lorraine R. Hill, D.V.M.
Section Chief
Experimental Surgery and Imaging Support
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chou-Chu Hong, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Board Director and Special Consultant
Level Biotechnology, Inc.

Marc S. Hulin, D.V.M.
Executive Director
Veterinary Sciences
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Gabi Itter, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Head, In Vivo Research Center Frankfurt
Translational In vivo Models (TIM)
Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

Todd A. Jackson, D.V.M.
Director of Animal Resources
Animal Resources Unit
Oklahoma State University

Vickie L. Jarrell, M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Animal Care and Use Program
Office of Integrity
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Rony Kalman, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Authority for Biological and Biomedical Models
The Hebrew University

Christopher S. King, D.V.M.
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Professor of Population Health
The University of Georgia

Yao Li, Ph.D., D.V.M., RLATG
Deputy Director
Department of Laboratory Animal Science
School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Natividad M. Lood, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Christopher L. Medina, D.V.M.
Comparative Medicine

Scott A. Mischler, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Private Consultant
Mischler Veterinary Services

Randall J. Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Wanyong Pang, B.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Translational in vivo Models Global Research Platform, R & D

Yasmina A. Paramastri, Drh.
Deputy Director
Comparative Medicine
National University of Singapore

Suresh Poosala, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
OncoSeek Bio Pvt Ltd.

Nathaniel Powell, D.V.M.
Chief, Comparative Medicine Branch
and Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert H. Quinn, D.V.M.
Associate VP for Research Integrity
Department of Laboratory Animal Resources
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Susanne Rensing, D.V.M.
Associate Director Animal Resources and
Animal Welfare Officer
Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co KG

Leslie Retnam, B.Vet.Sc., MLAS, MRCVS
Senior Associate Director
IACUC Office
National University of Singapore

Janet B. Rodgers, D.V.M., M.S., MRCVS
Private Consultant

Dewi K. Rowlands, B.Sc., M.Phil., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Head, Laboratory Animal Unit
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

David G. Schabdach, D.V.M., M.S.
Attending Veterinarian and
Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Virginia Tech

Rebecca S. Schwiebert, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Attending Veterinarian
Center for Comparative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Robert S. Sikes, M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Basic Animal Services Unit
and Professor, Biology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

James G. Strake, D.V.M.
Research Director and Attending Veterinarian
Animal Research Support
Zoetis, Inc.

Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M.
Associate Vice President for Research
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky

Makoto Suzuki, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Animal Resources Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Douglas K. Taylor, D.V.M., M.S.
Senior Veterinarian and Associate Professor
Emory University

Peggy T. Tinkey, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Creighton J. Trahan, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Patricia V. Turner, M.S., D.V.M., D.V.Sc.
Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare
Charles River Laboratories

Wendy J. Underwood, D.V.M., M.S.
Private Consultant

Samuel Vidal, D.V.M., M.B.M.
Assistant Director
VetAgro Sup

Jianfei Wang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
Translational Medicine & Clinical Development
Geneo Medicine

Nicola L. Watts, BSc, BVetMed, Cert LAS, DLAS, MRCVS
Director of Animal Services
University of Bristol

Jacob R. Werner, V.M.D.
AV for Agricultural Animals and Wildlife
Animal Resources Program
The Pennsylvania State University

Mark T. Whary, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Ronald P. Wilson, V.M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Imelda L. Winoto, D.V.M., Sert. DHPHL
Attending Veterinarian
Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology

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