Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre

Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre (CMARC)

About Us

The mission of the Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre (CMARC), formerly the Animal Resources Centre, 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 comprehensive services supporting McGill's fundamental mission of education and research.


  • To foster a model animal care and use program.
  • To be a respected and trusted service for the McGill University community and affiliates, being seen as knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming.

Core Values and Beliefs

  • The core values of the CMARC emanate from respect for animals and people. The CMARC believes in animal welfare through humane treatment and high-quality animal care.
  • The CMARC values collaboration with researchers, the Animal Compliance Office, animal care committees, regulatory agencies and animal welfare organizations.
  • Relationships are based on respect, fairness, integrity, communication, collaboration and inclusiveness. 


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