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The Yerkes Research Center employs an Animal Care staff that provides 24-hour care to the animals. These staff members include clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, a research nurse and animal care technicians. Since 1985, the Yerkes Research Center has been fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC); this certification is regarded as the gold seal of approval for laboratory animal care.


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