Upcoming Events
2017 ACLAM Forum
Tucson, AZ
23-26 April 2017
Loew's Ventana Canyon Link
NC Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Raleigh, NC
18-20 May 2017
More Details
2017 ACLAM Certifying Exam
Bethesda, MD
16 July 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel Link
 December 2016
President's Message: 1
ACLAM Announcements: 3
Foundation News: 7
Open Positions: 9



*  Externship Host List

*  Extern Host Form  

*  Extern Evaluation Form  

PowerPoint Templates
*  LAM Overview for Clinical  Vets (4.80 MB)
*  LAM Overview for Vet Students (3.26 MB)
*  Biomedical Research Career Opportunities for Veterinarians (11.57 MB)

Informational Templates/Pamphlets
*  Template Questions for
     Profilesof ACLAM
     Diplomats for State VMA
*  Template Paragraph for
     State VMA Newsletter
*  ACLAM Pamphlet
*  ACLAM Brochure for Vet

The Outreach Committee develops and implements outreach efforts to veterinary medical students and veterinarians outside the field of laboratory animal medicine in order to sustain the number of laboratory animal veterinarians in biomedical research and related endeavors. For additional information about any of the opportunities listed below, contact Katherine Shuster.

Veterinary Student Opportunities

ACLAM Externships
Individuals interested in availing themselves to a 2-3 week experience in laboratory animal medicine should contact the persons on the list of externships. These contacts, on your behalf, can apply for monies from ACLAM to support travel, lodging, and education expenses. Externship experiences will vary by host institution, so we encourage you to evaluate each program for the one that best matches your interests.

Prospective Host Institutions
If you are interested in hosting an extern, please complete the Externship Host Form by October 1st. At the end of the externship the extern must complete the Extern Evaluation Form. Completed forms should be returned to the ACLAM Executive Director as stated on the form.

ASLAP externships, veterinary student rotations, and preceptorships can be found on the ASLAP website. ASLAP also funds a travel award to the AALAS National Meeting.

Opportunities and Resources for Veterinarians

ACLAM Externships
See above.

Training Programs
Laboratory animal training programs for graduate veterinarians are available. Please see the ACLAM Training Programs page.

Outreach Tools
Laboratory animal veterinarians interested in educating others about the field are welcome to use the resource information at the right in their outreach efforts.

ACLAM–ASLAP Joint Initiatives

Veterinary School Luncheon Series
ASLAP and ACLAM work together each year to provide a lecture or round-table discussion focused on careers in laboratory animal medicine. Generally ACLAM covers the cost of food for these events. The goal of this program is to have an event at each veterinary school in the United States and Canada once every 3 years. These programs rely heavily on the ASLAP Student Liaisons to facilitate setting up these programs. For information or to volunteer, please contact Ann Kier.

Other Joint Initiatives

Merial NIH National Scholars Veterinary Symposium

SAVMA Symposium (Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association)


Charles River Short Course Scholarships

Charles River is proud to sponsor a limited number of scholarships for the 30th Annual Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science. This year's course will be held in Providence, RI, from June 27-30, 2016, and topics include infectious disease and animal facility management, microbiome research, and animal behavior and enrichment. Participants are eligible to receive CE credits. This scholarship is for veterinarians not currently involved in the field of laboratory animal science and medicine who are interested in learning more about this exciting and challenging field and veterinary students entering or exiting their junior year. For further information, including scholarship criteria and applications, please visit www.criver.com/sc-scholarships.

Application deadline: April 1, 2016.

Winners notified May 2, 2016.