If you have ever questioned the use of animals in research I strongly suggest you do your homework. The amazing discoveries, treatments and cures are are astounding. Albert Sabin, who developed the Polio vaccine said, “Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.” Sabin, and his vaccine, are just one example of the many astounding medical and veterinary advances biomedical research has given us over the years. Let us not forget the contributions to the myriad of other diseases such as spinal cord injuries, heart disease, cancer of all types and the aid in increasing numbers of endangered species populations. Amazing animals, amazing science, amazing discoveries. I, for one, look forward to the future of the field.