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Samuel C. Cartner, DVM, PhD is the Assistant Vice President for Animal Research Services and Director of the Animal Resources Program (ARP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received his DVM from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and PhD from UAB. He completed the laboratory animal training program at UAB and is a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Dr. Cartner has served in multiple roles with organizations that promote premium laboratory animal care including ACLAM, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Society for Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International and the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). Dr. Cartner is a faculty member in the Department of Genetics. His research interest includes genetic susceptibility to infectious disease, and the development of animal models of human and animal disease. Recently Dr. Cartner has focused on investigations that lead to improvements of laboratory animal care and use. His recent publication on the euthanasia of laboratory mice led to his participation on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2011 Panel on Euthanasia. As the Director of the UAB ARP, Dr. Cartner and the ARP staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality laboratory animal care for the biomedical research community at UAB. The ARP cares for ~100,000 animals 365 day a year. Over 20,000 rodent cages and over 300 individually counted animals are housed in 15 different buildings with a total of 250,000 net square feet. With the support of the ARP, UAB is licensed as an animal research facility (64-R-0004) by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and has an Animal Welfare Assurance (A3255-01) on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). The animal care and use program at UAB has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International since 1971.