Our Commitment to Animal Welfare

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We treat the animals we work with in biomedical research humanely, with care, compassion and respect.

We adhere to strict standards of ethical conduct in providing for their welfare.

We believe that taking good care of our animals is not only good science but the right thing to do.

We are committed to ensuring the welfare of animals we work with in research.  Animal research is critical to developing new, safe and effective medicines, devices and products that protect and save the lives of people and animals. 


Following Are Our Commitments:

Animal welfare is of primary concern for all of us at Covance by Labcorp, from our CEO to our employees at facilities around the world.

“The health and wellness of the animals in our care is of primary concern to Labcorp, from our senior executives to the leaders and individuals working directly with animals at our facilities around the world.

In fact, Labcorp has a highly experienced global team, led by our Chief Animal Welfare Officer, dedicated to the establishment of high standards of care and welfare. We monitor animal welfare performance company-wide, ensuring that Labcorp and its vendors treat research animals with the respect and compassion they deserve, every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Whether you are a Labcorp partner, public official, journalist or private citizen, the fact that you are visiting this website tells me that animal welfare is important to you. We’ve developed this website with you in mind. We want to provide you with information that will help you understand, what animals are used for,  how our research animals are cared for at Labcorp and encourage you to share our commitment to ensuring their welfare.

 Please take a few moments to visit the rest of the site. You’ll see why animal research is so critical to improving human … and animal health." 

—  Paul Kirchgraber, M.D., Chief Executive Officer

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