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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.
Director, Veterinary Medicine Division
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

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.
Director, Animal Resource Center
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

J. G. Collins, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology
Yale University School of Medicine

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)

Helen E. Diggs, M.Ed., D.V.M.
Attending Veterinarian, Director and Professor
Research Office, College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University

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

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.
Assistant Director
Laboratory Animal Facilities
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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

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

Andrew W. Grady, D.V.M., M.S.
Center for Comparative Research
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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

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.
Associate Professor
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 Oklahoma State University

Vickie L. Jarrell, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Research Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Natividad M. Lood, D.V.M.
Associate Director
Animal Welfare and Comparative Medicine
Covance Pharmaceutical Research and Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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

Peter Nowlan, D.V.M., M.Sc.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Zoology
Trinity College Dublin

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

Yasmina A. Paramastri, Drh.
Acting Director of Comparative Medicine
and Attending Veterinarian
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.
Head of Animal Welfare, Facility Budget &
Technical Platforms
Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co KG

Leslie Retnam, B.Vet.Sc., MLAS, MRCVS
Director, Veterinary Services
Biomedical Sciences Institutes

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.
Senior Executive Director and Attending
University of Pittsburgh

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/Attending Veterinarian
Animal Research Support
Zoetis, Inc.

Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M.
Director, Research Animal Resources and
Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota

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

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S.
Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Peggy T. Tinkey, D.V.M.
Chairman and Professor
Comparative Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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.

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

Jianfei Wang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Head
Preclinical Development & Translational 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

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