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Originally Posted: February 8, 2012
Ask the University of Virginia to End the Use of Cats in Its Pediatrics Residency
FROM Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Please take a minute to ask University of Virginia (UVA) president Teresa
Sullivan, Ph.D., to replace the use of cats in UVA's pediatrics residency
program with validated human-based training methods.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Teresa A. Sullivan
Office of the President
400 Ray C. Hunt Drive
P.O. Box 400229
Charlottesville, VA 22902
phone (434) 924-3337
fax (434) 924-3792
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Here are some talking points:
- Please replace the use of cats in UVA’s pediatrics residency program.
- Anatomical differences between cats and humans render this type of
- UVA is part of a shrinking minority of pediatrics residencies (six
percent) that still use live animals for training.
- High-fidelity simulators such as Laerdal’s SimNewB, Gaumard’s Premie HAL
and PREMIE Blue, and METI’s SimBaby accurately replicate the airway of a
premature newborn, optimizing training and feedback.
- UVA already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that can easily
provide nonanimal training methods.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!