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Every person in the United States has benefited from biomedical research – some more than others.

Because of studies with animals researchers have a better understanding for how to treat diseases and conditions that greatly impact the lives of millions.

Read more to hear from a few individuals who share their stories of survivorship – thanks to the dedication and important work being done by professionals and animals in the field of Laboratory Animal Science.

Survivor Stories

Without animal research, chemotherapy wouldn’t exist and 70% of the children who now survive acute lymphocytic leukemia would be dead.

Because of studies with animals researchers better understand the causes of disease, allowing them to develop new drugs, vaccines, and procedures that prevent and treat conditions that affect the lives of millions of people and animals each year.

Laboratory Animal Science professionals understand, respect and appreciate the vital role animals play in the discovery process.

Animal Roles in Medical Discoveries

Animal-based research has contributed to virtually every major medical advancement of the last century. Click here to see how research animals have improved life for us and our pets.

It is important for people to understand that animals are still necessary for the biomedical progress they demand.

It is also important for the public to understand that laboratory animal professionals love these animals and treat them with the compassion and respect they deserve for their contributions to human and animal kind.


How can you help?

There are several ways you can help:

  • Be part of our team – choose a career in Laboratory Animal Science.
  • Be an advocate for our mission – spread the word about the need for research animals and the compassionate professionals working with them.
  • Support our public outreach efforts – make a tax-deductible donation to the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation.