Clinical Research & Animal Care

VIDO has an experienced team of veterinarians and animal care technicians, and the accompanying infrastructure, to safely and humanely study infectious diseases using animal models. Our clinical research group supports the evaluation of vaccines and other anti-infective compounds by managing all aspects of animal handling and care. This includes involvement in study design, animal model development, conducting vaccinations and samplings, and completing surgical procedures.

VIDO specializes in the development of large animal models, but has the capability to work with all species. Our team regularly works with cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, rabbits, rodents, alpacas and cervids.


As an organization established to protect livestock from infectious diseases, VIDO takes great care to ensure the ethical and humane treatment of animals. All research is completed in accordance with the requirements of the University Animal Care Committee (UACC) and the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

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