Notice of Information: Report on Site Visits to the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers with Focus on Canine Care and Use in Research

Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-069

Key Dates
Release Date:January 31, 2019

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The purpose of this Notice is to announce that a report on Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) site visits to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) is now available and can be downloaded at: VAMC Site Visits Report (PDF).

The report summarizes the results of site visits to four VAMCs. At each site visit, OLAW assessed institutional compliance with the standards of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide). While the site visits focused on dogs used in the VAMCs’ research, an overall animal care and use program review was conducted.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Telephone: 301-496-7163