Animal Care and Veterinary Resources


The Animal Care and Veterinary Resources provides Memorial University's clinical, operational and regulatory oversight for the care and use of animals used in medical and scientific research and teaching programs.

The veterinary professionals and technical team work with the Institutional Animal Care Committee, faculty and students to provide the highest standard of care.  Excellence in animal care is a requirement for excellence in research and teaching and to promote the 3Rs of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has accredited Memorial University with a Certificate of Good Animal Practice. Oversight for the animal care and use program is governed by federal and provincial laws, guidelines, memoranda of understanding and the Canadian Council on Animal Care, whose standards and guidelines are recognized by public and private institutions nationwide. 

Memorial University is committed to the highest standards of animal care, building top-quality Animal Care and Veterinary Resources programming, and to the renewal of its animal care facilities.