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Like all institutions, the Atlanta VA Medical Center has policies and procedures regulating the conduct of research at its facility. AREF helps researchers navigate these sometimes confusing rules governing studies at federal institutions.

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Overview | Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU)

Michael T. Fallon, DVM, PhD, dip. ACLAM., is the institutional veterinarian. He is the attending veterinarian and has primary responsibility for the 15,000 sq. ft. animal facility and the animal facility staff. He has 21 years of experience with laboratory animals (17 years of those as a veterinarian), and has an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology in the Emory University School of Medicine. In August of 1998 he was also appointed the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Although occupying a VA Headquarters position, he remains stationed at the Atlanta VAMC and remains the attending veterinarian.

The VMU is accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

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