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Animal Care Facility

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The Boston College Animal Facility is committed to providing humane care for animals while assisting Principle Investigators in their research pursuits.

Services

  1. Procuring animals
  2. Animal Husbandry, including feeding, watering and maintaining a clean cage environment
  3. Daily health surveillance of animals as well as routine, periodic testing for common diseases
  4. Providing cages, racks, feed, water, cage cards and certain equipment
  5. Maintenance of facility and certain equipment
  6. Training for PIs, technicians, work study students and anyone handling the animals
  7. Euthanasia
  8. Carcass disposal (non-radioactive only)
  9. Animal records and information

FacilityAnimal Care Office:  617-552-6208

PersonnelJian Lu, Senior Animal Care Technician

Todd Gaines, Veterinary Technician

Reginald Riley, Animal Care Technician

Management
Nancy McGilloway, ARC Manager and Chief Operations Officer
Phone:  617-552-8476
Email:  mcgillna@bc.edu

James G. Fox, DVM ACLAM, Attending Veterinarian and Chief ARC Clinical Officer

Stephen Erickson, Ph.D., Director

Animal Care and Use Policy and Manual

ACF Standard Operating Procedures

The Boston College ACF offers training and orientation sessions for those new to the research or those who want to refresh their skills. All personnel on research protocols MUST attend a training and orientation session. Instructional videos are available for viewing. Contact the ACF Manager, Nancy McGilloway, ATLAG at 2-8476, to schedule a training session or viewing session.

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Those interested in pursuing a career in laboratory animal medicine can get training materials and certify with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, a national professional organization.

Related Links

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Boston College

Occupational Health Program at Boston College