Animal Care Staff

Animal welfare as a first priority

Dalhousie University employs a dedicated team of veterinarians and animal care technicians to ensure that research animals are treated with respect and compassion. These professionals have animal welfare as their first priority. They observe all research animals daily, and provide them with first-class care and attention.

Dalhousie also has a mandatory training program to ensure that scientists using research animals are trained and competent to carry out procedures in ways that will avoid or minimize distress to the animals. 

We all look forward to a day when research animals are not required to improve human and animal health. Until that time comes, Dalhousie University is committed to place the highest priority on maintaining rigorous standards for the ethical and humane treatment of all animals within our care.