People helping people
ACTS is a training company that specializes in the daily operations of lab animal research institutions. We are committed to providing exceptional training services and programs in all areas of laboratory animal care and use. Our expertise and goals are focused on discovering, developing, and implementing customized training solutions that specifically address your institutions’ needs.
ACTS was created in 2007 to help meet the training needs of the biomedical research community. Since then we have had the privilege of helping a variety of academic and pharmaceutical institutions in fulfilling their training and staff developmental needs. Our primary goal is to inspire excellence in others so they provide the highest quality of care.
Superiority is born from what you believe in
Our promise is to engulf your work environment in optimism to empower creative thinking. while taking your staff on a journey to achieving their highest potential.
ACTS is dedicated to providing quality training and training resources to
empower individuals, and improve animal care and use programs ensuring the highest quality of research.
We believe that our core values are what strengthen ACTS as a company and enable us with the ability to deliver unprecedented results to our clients. ACTS values are:
- Trained people perform better
- Animals deserve the highest quality care
- Each client is unique and important
- Flexibility is the key to providing quality training services
- Shared resources have a synergistic effect
- People deserve the highest quality of work and life
Knowing who you are is knowing where you are going
We are continually preparing ourselves for the next opportunity to meet your needs. ACTS goals are to:
- Specifically meet each of your institutions’ needs
- Exceed expectations
- Consistently stay at the head of our industry with innovative training programs and resources
- Empower people to reach their highest potential
- Make a positive impact on people and animals
- Have ACTS recognized as an industry leader in training
Empowering ACTS of teamwork
ACTS leadership team has 30 years combined experience in the laboratory animal science field. The leaders of ACTS include an ACLAM Diplomate and AALAS Certified Technologists licensed in veterinary technology.
William Singleton, DVM, ACLAM, Dipl.
A board certified laboratory animal veterinarian having over 15 years experience working in the laboratory animal field. He has over 7 years experience in the development and implementation of training programs in the pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions. William is an active member of the laboratory animal community and professional organization that promotes the health and well being of research animals. His strong passion and vision for quality training has been part of the driving force behind the creation of ACTS.
Paula Clifford, MLA, RLATG, CVT.
Paula Clifford strongly believes in the empowerment of the individual through knowledge resulting in the highest quality of care and use for research animals. She has fourteen years experience in the laboratory animal science industry, the last ten focused on developing, implementing, providing, and assessing training programs in support of animal based biomedical research. Paula has a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate work focused primarily in training program evaluation for animal care and use programs. She obtained her Bachelors degree from Rutgers College, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (for Veterinary Technology) from Camden County College. She is currently a licensed veterinary technician and AALAS Certified as a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist. In 2009, she was recognized for her contributions to training in the laboratory animal science field at National AALAS by being awarded the Collins award. She is an active member of many organizations that promote education.
Hi There! My name is Instinct. ACTS hired me because when I get older I will perform ACTS of Instinct every season and behaviors that I have learned from the ACTS of others. These instinctive behaviours Empower ACTS of Teamwork so that I can compete in my ever changing environment. So be like me and let ACTS take you there!
Just to name a few…
ACTS has worked with academic and pharmaceutical institutions in fulfilling their training and staff developmental needs. ACTS clients include:
University of Pennsylvania — Training development
Primate Products Inc. — Instructor for primadaption workshop
Boston University — Professionalism training
Wistar Institute — Training the trainer program
University City District — AALAS certification training
Boehringer Ingelhiem — AALAS certification training
AstraZeneca — AALAS certification training
Northwestern University — Operational evaluation and training plan
Wyeth Research — Training program evaluation and harmonization
J & J Skillman NJ Site — Species specific hands on training support
The McConnell Group — AALAS certification training and vet support
Princeton University — NHP species specific training, IACUC member training, veterinary technician support
SK Life Science — GLP Training Lab Veterinary Support
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine — Veterinary Support and Periodic Species Specific Hands on Training Labs
New York University — Manager training and development
Hong Kong University — Species specific hands on labs
Environmental Protection Agency — IACUC member training workshop
University of North Carolina — Managing Change in the Work Place
Association for Minority Professional Health Schools (AMPHS) — IACUC member training workshop
You do for us just as much as we do for you
“We recognized that there was an area of need within our laboratory animal department to better integrate distinct functions (vet care, business services, health surveillance, training, etc) and promote an appreciation of how individual personnel contribute to overall success. Having Dr. Singleton direct and moderate a Team Empowerment Workshop was a key step for our management team to open avenues of discussion and begin the process of strengthening professional commitments to fellow colleagues and the department.” University of Pennsylvania