About Us

Vision statement 2013:

To be nationally and internationally recognized as a centre of excellence that advances animal welfare through research, service, and education based on scientific evidence and the application of a veterinary perspective.

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) exists to promote animal welfare by generating and disseminating impartial and scientifically based knowledge and understanding of animal welfare issues.

The Centre facilitates, focuses, and coordinates academic and research resources at the Atlantic Veterinary College to carry out animal welfare research and education, and to provide information and advice to industry, government, organisations, and the public

  • The SJDAWC seeks funding for, undertakes, promotes, and supports animal welfare research projects and service activities at theAtlantic Veterinary College.
  • The SJDAWC serves as a resource centre to compile and generate information relevant to the welfare of animals.
  • The SJDAWC strives to raise the awareness of the public and of the veterinary profession on broad questions of animal welfare and animal use, and to provide accurate, scientifically based information on these questions.

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