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Welcome to the Division of Comparative Medicine

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Welcome to the Division of Comparative Medicine

What We Offer

 

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DCCBR interior view: bamboo garden and corridor

Welcome to the Division of Comparative Medicine

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Welcome to the Division of Comparative Medicine

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Welcome to the Division of Comparative Medicine

Introduction

At the University of Toronto, animals are recognized as creatures of great intrinsic value, remarkable complexity and inherent dignity. Animals are used in research only when essential. The Division of Comparative Medicine is proud to affirm that the University of Toronto’s world leading achievements in science are attained through application of the highest standard of animal welfare.

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Our priorities

Our Mandate & Mission

Mandate

The Division of Comparative Medicine administers the animal care program for the Faculty of Medicine. In order to fulfill its mandate, DCM must achieve a high standard of animal care to retain a certificate of Good Animal Practice® with the Canadian Council on Animal Care as well as a provincial license to operate with OMAFRA. DCM also supports the research endeavor by providing consulting, surgical and technical assistance on in-vivo projects, by developing and delivering a training program, by ensuring compliance with federal and provincial regulators, and by managing the physical plant and equipment of the Faculty’s vivaria.  

Mission

  • To provide an excellent animal care program built on professional dedication to animal welfare  

  • To support the research endeavor by serving as an important resource of in-vivo expertise and best practices 

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