Web links for veterinary students interested in lab animal medicine
- ASLAP.org The official website of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
- Americans for Medical Progress Be sure to check out their "AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellowship," where you can submit an advocacy project and, if selected, receive funding plus a stipend!
- The UC Davis Center for Lab Animal Alternatives One of the most important tasks of a lab animal vet is to adhere to the three "R's"-- Reduce the number of animals used as much as possible while still obtaining statistically meaningful results; Refine the procedures being used, in order to make them less invasive, less painful, and less disruptive of animal wellbeing; and Replace animals wtih non-animal alternatives where possible without reducing the quality of research. The Center for Animal Alternatives provides the most current information on models, computer programs, and other areas relevant to pursuing the 3 "R's."
- The American Physiological Society's Policy Action Center The APS PAC maintains and updates an extensive list of resources for those interested in animal research advocacy, including databases of information and links to local, state, and federal organizations. You may need to access this link through an institution with a subscription (for example, by logging into the UC Davis Proxy Server).