The CRCHUM has an ultramodern animal facility that can accommodate several species of animals. The specialized housing includes facilities for large species, rodents and fish. 

The CRCHUM has earned a Certificate of Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). All the employees of the animal facility are committed to maintaining the integrity of animal models and ensuring accurate experimental results and animal well-being.  

The use of any animal requires the prior approval of the Institutional Animal Care Committee (IACC). 

Our services are available for university, hospital and industry researchers.  


The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national organization responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the highest standards of animal ethics and care in science in Canada. The CRCHUM has earned a Certificate of Good Animal Practice from the CCAC.  

Find out more about the CCAC 

Certificat de bonnes pratiques

Our team

Our animal facility has over 35 people dedicated to animal welfare and the integrity of research models.

Hélène Héon

Hélène Héon

DMV, MSc

Veterinarian and Department Head

Maryse Boulay

Maryse Boulay

DMV

Veterinarian

ÉB

Étienne Blais

DMV

Veterinarian

Marie-Claude Therrien

Marie-Claude Therrien

TSA

Assistant Coordinator – Animal Health Technician

Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent

TSA

Assistant Coordinator – Animal Health Technician

Isabelle Houle

Isabelle Houle

TSA

Assistant Coordinator – Animal Health Technician

Nathalie Rousseau

Nathalie Rousseau

TSA

Assistant Vivarium Manager – Human Resources

Cordélia Cadieux

Cordélia Cadieux

TSA

Assistant Vivarium Manager – Operations

Sophie Grenon

Sophie Grenon

TSA

Assistant Coordinator – Animal Health Technician