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Animal Health Unit

The Animal Health Unit, under the direction of the Vice-President (Research), works to ensure the ethical and humane use and responsible care of animals in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Calgary in accordance to applicable laws, guidelines, and regulations.

Within the Animal Health Unit you will find resources for all aspects of animal use and care at the University of Calgary, including:

  • The Animal Care Committees, responsible for overseeing all aspects of animal use including reviewing and approving the University’s animal use protocols.
  • The University of Calgary Animal Research and Education (UCARE) Executive Committee, which aims to help in the evaluation, refinement, and optimization of animal care and use practices at the University.
  • The Institutional Animal User Training Program, which is required for all individuals using animals or animal-derived tissues in research or teaching at the University of Calgary.
  • The standard operating procedures and policies relating to animal care and use.

For more information, please visit the Animal Health Unit website.