Animal Care Services

The mission of Animal Care Services is to provide high-quality care to the animals and facilitate research and teaching. Professional animal care and veterinary staff are dedicated to the health and well-being of the animals under their care and are a resource of services supporting the University of Lethbridge's fundamental mission of education and research.

Animal Care Services provides animal care and husbandry to a wide variety of animal models 365 days a year to ensure that the physiological and psychological needs of the animals are met.

Animal Care Services provides the following resources:

  • Animal daily care and husbandry
  • Veterinary care assessment and treatment
  • Facility Management
  • Colony Management
  • Animal procurement, importation and exportation
  • Training
  • Protocol and amendment pre-review & refinement
  • Compliance program assistance
  • Controlled Drug Scientific Exemption administrative support
  • Technical Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Ensure facility renovations and construction meet Canadian Council on Animal Care & researcher needs