In keeping with Charles River’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal welfare, our St. Constant, Quebec site has applied for and earned AAALAC accreditation. This accreditation is voluntary and demonstrates our dedication to the responsible and humane treatment of animals in science.
The St. Constant facility offers numerous animal research models and services. By adhering to our four core programs of biosecurity, international genetic standardization (IGS), animal welfare, and model quality, we are able to breed animal models of superior health and genetic status, which help ensure research reliability and consistency.
Charles River’s Humane Care Initiative is directed by our Animal Welfare and Training Group, which consists of professionals committed to animal welfare with expertise in laboratory animal medicine and science, training, and ethics. This initiative includes establishing industry best practices and providing education and training to heighten awareness of the importance of humane care. Through an in-depth evaluation of our St. Constant facility, the AAALAC accreditation ensures compliance to accepted guidance for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Take a look at our facility overview sheet to learn more about St. Constant’s site. If you would like to inquire about receiving a quote or placing an order, call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-561-4975. If you have technical questions, you can contact us at [email protected] or 1-877-CRIVER1 (1-877-274-8371).