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Facility Description for Grant Applications
The Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is a 41,000-square-foot, multi-species animal care and use facility that has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) since 1982.
The CMU was awarded Continued FULL accreditation status by AAALAC, International on June 9, 2017 and again on Nov. 24, 2020.
The CMU is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Registration #31-R-0092) and has an Animal Welfare Assurance number (#A3474-01) on file with the Public Health Service (PHS).
The CMU is staffed by twelve (12) qualified individuals/personnel and is under the direction of a veterinarian who is certified as a specialist in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).