Animal facility

The CHUM Research Centre has an ultra-modern animal facility designed to accommodate several animal species.

The specialized accommodations include facilities for large species, rodents, fish and immunocompromised animals and allows researchers to conduct containment level 2 studies.

Our staff members are committed to maintaining the integrity of the animal model and to ensuring the accuracy of experimental results and the well-being of the animals. Specialized services include:

  • anaesthesia
  • surgery
  • maintaining rodent colonies
  • importing
  • quarantining rodents

We also offer support in the development of experimental protocols.

The CHUM Research Centre holds a Certificate of Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

All animal use must receive prior approval from the Institutional Animal Protection Committee (CIPA).

Our services are available to researchers from universities, hospitals and for projects in partnership with the industry.


For any service or submission request, please fill out the electronic form.

Animal facility contact:

Institutional Animal Protection Committee (CIPA) contact:


+ Fees 2022-2023


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