The VIU Animal Care Committee is a Presidential Committee that reports to the VP Academic. The Committee was first formed in 2000 to help VIU fulfil its commitment to Animal Care.
Individuals who use animals for teaching and research as well as those who do not are represented on the Committee. The Committee consists of VIU faculty, technicians, employees, students, and community members and also has a veterinarian as one of its member. Committee membership requirements are stipulated in VIU's Procedure on the Animal Care Committee and is accordance with the guidelines set out by the Canadian Council on Animal Care.