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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.


Please see the University of Calgary's Animal Care and Use Policy for more information on how we ensure the ethical treatment of animals within our facilities.

To gain access to all Animal Health Unit website content, please contact Dr. Pat Lauzon, Animal Care Committee Coordinator, at In your request for access, please include the following information: U of C username, Faculty/Department, job title, email address, and phone number. If you are a student or a post-doctorate fellow, also include your program, program year, and supervisor's full name and email address.




 Click here for general information about the Institutional Animal User Training Program (IAUTP) 





 Click here to register for the FULL IAUTP Program (all new animal users)



 Click here to register for REFRESHER rodent handling (returning trainees only)