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ACTS provides exceptional training services and programs in all areas of laboratory animal care and use. We value our clients and work closely with them to produce exceptional results.
Our comprehensive training programs are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to earn your certification. Our courses are led by experienced instructors who are experts in their respective fields, and our online platform allows you to learn at your own pace, on your schedule. We offer in-person, hybrid, and fully online options. You can click on the following links to get started right away with our approved training partner.
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Technical Skill Training
Our comprehensive technical skill training programs are designed to help you develop the hands-on expertise you need to excel in your role as a researcher, veterinarian, animal care technician, or educator. With our expert instructors, you’ll learn the latest techniques and best practices in animal handling, surgery, anesthesia, and more.
Our training programs are tailored to meet the needs of professionals at all levels, from beginners to seasoned experts. You’ll gain practical experience through hands-on and hybrid training, and our instructors will provide guidance and feedback to help you refine your skills.
Train The Trainer
Having trainers with a solid foundation in training principles is essential to maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal science education. Here are a few reasons why receiving training for your trainers from ACTS is important:
- Maintaining consistency: Consistency is essential in ensuring that high-quality training is being provided to all members.
- Ensuring quality: By training your trainers with ACTS, your organization can ensure that trainers have the skills and knowledge to deliver effective training.
- Fostering innovation: Trainers trained by ACTS in the latest methods and techniques can bring new ideas to their training sessions, leading to better trainee outcomes.
- Developing leaders: Trainers trained by ACTS can become mentors to new trainers, sharing their expertise and knowledge with others.
SOP & Policy Training
Are you looking to improve your laboratory’s efficiency and quality of work? Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies are the cornerstone of good laboratory practices, and ACTS has the training you need to implement them effectively.
Our training will help you reduce errors, streamline processes, and improve quality control, all while increasing consistency and efficiency.
Veterinary advising is a crucial aspect of laboratory animal science and is significant in ensuring the humane care and use of animals in research. Here are a few reasons why you should consider veterinary advising from ACTS:
- Ensuring animal welfare: Our veterinarians provide guidance on animal husbandry, veterinary care, and treatment of animals, as well as monitoring animal health and well-being. We can provide guidance for existing veterinarians on difficult cases and support organizations needing an attending veterinarian.
- Compliance with regulations: Regulatory bodies such as the USDA and AAALAC require veterinary oversight of laboratory animal facilities. ACTS ensures your organization is complying with these regulations and standards.
- Professional development: Veterinary advising is a valuable resource for attending veterinarians seeking to develop their professional skills and knowledge.
IACUC Meetings & Training
Are you looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meetings? Our veterinary consultants are able to attend meetings as a member of the IACUC, and we can also provide programming designed to help you and your team develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct productive and meaningful IACUC meetings. You’ll learn strategies for improving meeting preparation, facilitating effective discussions, and making well-informed decisions.
ACTS provides phone and email support for veterinary services to help organizations with any issues or concerns related to laboratory animal science. This support is provided by experienced veterinarians knowledgeable in various areas of laboratory animal medicine and can provide expert advice and guidance.
The phone and email support is valuable for organizations that may need access to veterinary support in their facilities or additional guidance or consultation. Members can contact ACTS for help with various issues, such as animal health and welfare concerns, protocol review, regulatory compliance, and other related topics.
On-site clinical evaluations
Our experienced team will provide animal health and welfare evaluations.
Our on-site clinical evaluations are tailored to meet your specific needs and can be customized to focus on areas of particular concern. We also offer follow-up evaluations to ensure that the recommended changes have been implemented and are effective.
Refining office and laboratory culture is crucial for employee retention and satisfaction. Our team will support your organization by:
- Assess the current culture: We conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups to gather employee feedback.
- Identify areas for improvement: Addressing issues such as communication, teamwork, employee engagement, and work-life balance.
- Develop a plan: Create policies and procedures, implement training programs, and provide resources to support employees.
- Implement the changes: Providing training, changing policies and procedures, and providing resources to support employees.
- Monitor progress: Conduct surveys and focus groups to gather employee feedback and track key performance indicators to measure the impact of the changes.
Animal Program Operations
Animal Program Operations (APO) is an essential component of ensuring the welfare of laboratory animals and the quality of research being conducted. We identify areas for improvement and provide expert guidance on implementing changes to improve their animal care and use program.
Training Program Creation
Are you looking to create a comprehensive training program for your laboratory animal facility? Let ACTS help you develop and implement a successful program!
Our experienced team of professionals will work with you to identify your specific training needs and develop a customized training program that addresses those needs. We’ll help you design training materials, develop training schedules, and provide expert guidance on training delivery methods.
Our training programs are designed to meet regulatory requirements and promote best practices in laboratory animal science.
By investing in a comprehensive training program, you’ll be able to promote the highest level of care for your laboratory animals, promote compliance with regulations, and improve the quality of your research. You’ll also have a more knowledgeable and engaged staff, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and productivity.
AAALAC Program Review/Prep
Preparing for an AAALAC International program review can be daunting. At ACTS, we offer a program review/prep service to help you prepare for AAALAC International accreditation and ensure that your animal care and use program operates at the highest level of excellence.
Our team of experts will work with you to review your animal care and use the program, identify areas for improvement, and provide guidance on implementing changes to meet AAALAC International standards. We’ll help you prepare for the program review process by providing mock inspections, reviewing documentation, and offering expert advice on preparing for the review team’s visit.
You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your program is meeting the highest laboratory animal care and use standards, and you’ll be well-prepared for AAALAC International accreditation.
SOP and Policy Writing
At ACTS, we offer SOP and policy writing services to help you develop effective and comprehensive SOPs and policies that support your laboratory animal program.
Our SOP and policy writing services are designed to support your laboratory animal program in a variety of ways. We can help you:
- Develop SOPs and policies for animal care, husbandry, and welfare
- Develop policies and procedures for regulatory compliance
- Develop SOPs and policies for veterinary care and management
- Develop SOPs and policies for training and education
By investing in effective SOPs and policies, you’ll be able to promote the highest level of care for your laboratory animals, promote compliance with regulations, and improve the quality of your research. You’ll also have a more knowledgeable and engaged staff, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and productivity.
We offer IACUC support services to help you establish and maintain an effective IACUC program that supports the welfare of laboratory animals and promotes compliance with regulations.
Our experienced team of professionals will work with you to develop and implement effective IACUC policies and procedures, provide guidance on regulatory compliance, and support the IACUC in reviewing and approving animal research protocols. We’ll help you design an IACUC program tailored to your specific needs and promotes the highest standards of laboratory animal care and use.
Our IACUC support services are designed to support your laboratory animal program in various ways. We can help you with the following:
- Establish IACUC policies and procedures
- Develop and implement training programs for IACUC members and animal care staff
- Conduct pre-review of animal research protocols and support the IACUC in its review and approval process
- Provide guidance on regulatory compliance and best practices in laboratory animal science
- Conduct program assessments and provide recommendations for improvement
Facility Design & Renovation
We offer facility design and renovation services to help you create safe, efficient, and compliant laboratory animal facilities that support the welfare of laboratory animals and promote the advancement of science.
We offer a range of services to support your facility design and renovation needs, including:
- Facility planning and design
- Animal room layout and design
- HVAC design and commissioning
- Barrier system design and implementation
- Containment system design and implementation
- Facility renovation and expansion
- Project management and oversight
By investing in effective facility design and renovation services, you’ll be able to promote the highest level of care for your laboratory animals, ensure compliance with regulations, and improve the quality of your research.
Select members of our team are available to speak at major events and conferences on local, national, and international platforms.
Our team has a reputation for presenting complex topics in a manner that is easily understood and engaging.
– Role of Attending Veterinarians in the 21st Century
– Building Better Teams
– Employee Engagement Strategies
– Program Evaluations
– Generations and Culture in the Workplace
– Effective Leadership for Senior Managers
– Addressing the psychological burden of animal care
ACTS team members have delivered presentations at major events and conferences such as national, regional, and local AALAS conferences and workshops, LAMA, ILAM, PRIM&R, NJABR’s IACUC Charge and Challenge conferences, LAWTE and international conferences.
You can use the Contact form to ask about our availability and topics of interest.
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