The Humane Care Initiative is directed by our Animal Welfare and Training group, which consists of professionals committed to animal welfare with expertise in laboratory animal medicine and science, training and ethics. Charles River has a staff of over 150 veterinarians and over 1000 animal care professionals dedicated to the care and well-being of animals at its facilities globally.

We comply with standards of practice and accepted guidance for the care and use of laboratory animals. Moreover, we participate in voluntary oversight programs, such as AAALAC, to assess our compliance through in-depth evaluations of our facilities and practices.

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