Animal Care and Veterinary Services

Animal Procurement at Western University

As per the Animal Procurement Policy, All animals must be ordered through the facility manager or ACVS unless approval has been received for the Animal Care Committee. Facility managers may only order animal that will be held in their facility. Each facility will have guidelines for ordering animals and deadlines for ordering standard rodent strains for arrival the following week. The following information pertains to the ACVS-managed facilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Unusual strains or species or animals ordered from non-standard suppliers take considerable more time to order and to arrive.  Check with the facility for approximate timelines and additional costs for sourcing animals.

Animal Procurement through ACVS follows these regular routes: