Inspections and Compliance

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service agency logo Investigative and Enforcement Services

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

IES helps the animal and agricultural industries achieve compliance with APHIS regulations.


Logo for the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Compliance Oversight Procedures for PHS Assured Institutions

DHHS. PHS. NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

This memorandum updates and summarizes the procedures utilized by the OLAW in conducting compliance oversight activities.


USDA, APHIS, Animal Welfare Reports

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

A directory of APHIS Animal Welfare Reports dated 1973-2001 with direct links to the documents.


Animal Care agency logo On-Line Inspection Reports

USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

AC is making frequently requested redacted inspection reports (dated from January 1, 2002) accessible from its Web site


Animal Welfare Compliance Inspections (PDF | 20 KB)

USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

An overview of the Animal Care inspection process.


Understanding Compliance Inspections

USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

This fact sheet discusses what Animal Care expects of you during the inspection process and what you can expect of Animal Care.


The AAALAC International Accreditation Program

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.

AAALAC administers an accreditation program for institutions that meet or exceed standards in the care of animals used in research, teaching or testing.


AZA Accreditation Information

Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Information on the standards required of accredited zoological institutions. AZA provides additional information about the accreditation process on their web site.


ZAA Accreditation Information

Zoological Association of America.

Provides information on the accreditation process and standards required for husbandry and animal care practices at ZAA accredited facilities.