As the SJDAWC is an integral part of a veterinary school, there is a wide range of expertise and resources available for animal welfare research.

Full details can be found on the Atlantic Veterinary College website.

The following are some examples of the expertise, resources and facilities available for animal welfare research:

Behaviour and Physiology

Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Cell Biology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Endocrinology

Atlantic Centre for Comparative Biomedical Research

  • laboratories with specialized research suites and access to facilities and equipment for inter-disciplinary comparative biomedical research

Diagnostic Services

  • Bacteriology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Endocrinology
  • Histopathology
  • Necropsy
  • Parasitology
  • Toxicology
  • Virology


Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research

  • animal health epidemiological research and biostatistics

Veterinary Clinical Welfare

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  • veterinary services for both large and small animals

Department of Companion Animals

  • Small-animal medicine, and surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology

Department of Health Management

  • Animal welfare
  • Animal production systems
  • Large-animal internal medicine and surgery
  • Theriogenology
  • Population health
  • Epidemiology
  • Regulatory medicine
  • Veterinary public health
  • Biostatistics
  • Farm service to equine, dairy, beef, swine, and fish farms

Department of Pathology and Microbiology

  • Anatomic pathology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Molecular biology

Areas of expertise in specific types of animalsĀ