As a leader in the animal welfare education industry, SCAW provides its members with quality education, resources, and networking opportunities for its constituents

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Ann Turner

PhD, CAE, FASAE Executive Director AALAS and the AALAS Foundation

"The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) has a long and impressive history of leadership in promoting the humane care and use of animals in research. Through scientific conferences and seminars, SCAW provides the forum for the development and deliberation of best practices as well as training the science professionals in those practices."

Joanne Zurlo

Retired Director of Science Strategy The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

"I am delighted to be associated with SCAW as a member of the Board of Trustees. In the years that I been interacting with SCAW, as director of ILAR and in my association with the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animals Testing, the organization has made great strides in conveying the scientific community’s concern about the welfare of their animal research subjects."

Through its publications and conferences, SCAW has succeeded in bringing together multiple constituencies to work toward common goals.

Charles McCarthy


"Animal scientists, veterinarians, research administrators and leaders of the general public came together to form SCAW. They taught me how to meet my responsibilities in the midst of a fierce public debate.

For the past 40 years, SCAW has provided reliable information and sensible advice to vast numbers of Americans who support both excellent science and humane treatment of animals. Congress, the USDA, and the NIH have all profited from SCAW’s generous and competent assistance."

Gary L Borkowski

DVM, MS, DACLAM Senior Director AAALAC International

"AAALAC International values the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) as a Member Organization for AAALAC International and participates in SCAW’s educational programs to support humane, responsible animal care and use in the pursuit of new scientific and research discoveries. SCAW workshops and conferences provide an opportunity to learn and discuss topics that will benefit animal welfare in research, education and testing, and also serve as a positive networking opportunity."

Margaret Landi

VMD Member, SCAW Board of Trustee Chief Veterinarian and Risk Owner for Animals for GSK VP and Chief of Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy Office of Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy GSK Pharmaceuticals

Membership in SCAW has facilitated interaction with other biomedical research institutions that share and believe in the advancement of the mission of SCAW.