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Animal Care Facility


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


  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


Facility Animal Care Office:  617-552-6208

Jian Lu, Senior Animal Care Technician
Todd Gaines, Veterinary Technician
Reginald Riley, Animal Care Technician

Nancy McGilloway, ARC Manager and Chief Operations Officer
Phone:  617-552-8476

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

Stephen Erickson, Ph.D., Director

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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