VA promises full review of all medical testing on dogs, with a goal of ending the practice

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials on Tuesday launched an internal review of all canine testing within the department with the goal of future reductions in the research, a reversal of the administration’s strong stance defending the practice last fall.

The “rapid, in-depth” review will look at the practices of and justification for existing medical research on dogs, which has come under fire from advocates and lawmakers in the past year. In a statement, VA Secretary David Shulkin called the issue “sensitive” and promised a thorough assessment.

“We look forward to a time when research involving canines is no longer necessary to advance the health of our veterans and are taking action to hasten that day,” he said. “But until then, the agency has a duty to do everything in its power to develop new treatments to preserve and restore our veterans’ health.”

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