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Veterinary Technology Resources: Laws, Policies, and Animal Welfare

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) Online Access to its database is also available at this government site with a search engine.

The Animal Welfare Act
The latest versions of the laws are posted here in full text.

Animal Welfare Information Center of the United States, Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, USDA.
AWIC provides information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing and sections on animal testing alternatives, literature searches, databases, legislation, and regulations.

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals
The American Psychological Association's Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE) developed these measures.
A link is available at: to Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. National Research Council, Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. (2010) 10th edition. Part of the text is available free online. A hard copy is sold on the site.

Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Altweb Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web
This link serves as a gateway to news, information, Internet resources, and information about the Center's activities and programs. It offers links to other animal welfare and alternatives testing sites. Full sets of clinical research images, most of which are open to public, and a good basic veterinary terms glossary are also online. The sit also has an extensive database on pain management.

New York State Office of the Professions Veterinary Technician License Requirements
Lists general requirement and regulations, filing fees and application information. Office of Professions is also governed under New York State Education Department.

U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Center for Veterinary Medicine Online Library
The site is also available from - which provides centralized access to government services and information. is available through Library and Media Resource Center homepage, through a click on "Units and Services" them "Government Documents". It is also available on the WEB. In this site, the newsletters, abbreviations, medication approved for veterinary use and other links are useful for Veterinary Technology studies and others in Life Science and environmental studies.

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