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The Animal Welfare Act regulates how animals are treated in the laboratory and provides rules on housing, feeding and pain regulation.

Careers in Caring

Meet real-life laboratory animal science professionals, and learn how they entered the field. 


Why use animals at all?
There are striking similarities between the physiological systems of humans and various species of animals. Much of what we know about the immune system has come from studies with mice. Research on dogs has provided a great deal of information about the cardiovascular system. more...