The St. Francis Xavier Animal Care Facility is run by our excellent Animal Care Staff who are responsible for all aspects of animal care, health and well-being and for providing quality animal care for teaching and research in the departments of: Biology, Human Kinetics, Human Nutrition, Psychology, and Aquatic Resources. The animal care staff also look after the Department of Biology's greenhouse.

Animal and Plant Care Staff

Jennifer van den Heuvel
Senior Animal Care and Plant Technician
Jennifer has worked in the Animal Care Facility since 1993. She was promoted to the Senior position in September of 2014.When not at work, Jen spends time with her family and enjoys gardening. She is currently a 4-H Leader for the Heatherton 4-H Club.
Katelyn MacNeil
Animal Care Technician
Originally from Cape Breton, Katelyn has been living in Antigonish since 2007. She graduated with a B.Sc. Biology in 2011 and recently graduated with an M.Sc. Biology, supervised by Dr. Bishop. When not working in the Animal Care Facility, She can be found in the Garbary Lab where she is an Editorial Assistant for the Journal Pfycologia, for which Dr. Garbary is Editor-in-Chief.