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2014 Salary Survey is now here!

The 2014 Salary Survey is now available in the members-only section under the "Member News" heading.

The purpose of this economic survey is to assess the total annual professional income of laboratory animal veterinarians working in the United States, reflecting also the details and differences between types of employment, job specifics, and levels of experience and responsibility of professionals working in this field. It is repeated every three years under joint sponsorship of ACLAM and ASLAP. The results of this work have been used for a variety of purposes, including peer-comparisons of salary for recruitment and retention efforts by employers and for indirect indications of market place employment conditions of the laboratory animal veterinary medical specialty. 

Click here to see the 2014 Salary Survey

RFA for Summer Fellowships in Laboratory Animal Medicine

The Board of Directors (BOD) of the ASLAP Foundation would like to announce the availability of the Request for Application (RFA) for the 2015 Summer Fellowship program. The RFA and Review Criteria can be found here along with the checklist used by the BOD in the review of each proposal.  

The ASLAP Foundation is incorporated in the State of Illinois and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide awards and scholarships to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in the practice of laboratory animal medicine. The ASLAP Foundation summer fellowship program is intended to provide the student with a 10-12 week concentrated exposure to the practice of laboratory animal medicine that combines both didactic and experiential training. The emphasis of the training is expected to be focused in the areas of clinical laboratory animal medicine and program/facility management. The fellowship program will provide up to $5,000 to support the summer student.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 2, 2015, with awards made by November 20 2015. For questions concerning the fellowship program contact Sally Westlake at

ASLAP March Newsletter now online!

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The 2015 Charles River Prize for Laboratory Animal Science

Charles River is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 38th annual Charles River Prize. This award will be presented in Phoenix, AZ at the 66th American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) National Meeting, November 1-5, 2015. The Charles River Prize, consisting of a suitably-inscribed plaque , 2-year membership to AALAS, and a check, will be awarded. The Charles River Prize recognizes a veterinarian for his/her outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and medicine.

The nominee should be a veterinarian who has had significant, consistent contributions to laboratory animal science and medicine. The nominee need not be a member of any specific professional organization but should be active in a laboratory animal science or medicine professional organization. The nominee may be a resident of any country.

Please forward your nominations to Dr. Marilyn Brown by email at or by mail at Charles River, 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Nominations should be received no later than May 15, 2015 for processing.
Each nomination should contain the following supporting information:

Instructions for Participating in the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) are now available for 2015. 

Visit Career Development section for more information.

ASLAP is now on Facebook and LinkedIn

ASLAP members can now visit ASLAP Facebook and LinkedIn. On each service you can find ASLAP groups listed under the full name of the organization, American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners. Each site is private and access is allowed only by permission.

To visit either our Facebook or LinkedIn site, follow the links above to the respective sites and follow the instructions on the page to request access. Since the sites are private, membership in Facebook or LinkedIn is required. Once your membership in ASLAP has been confirmed, you will be granted access. If you participate in these services, we would very much appreciate your leaving comments and suggestions at each site.

U.S. Certificate Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Applications are currently being accepted for enrollment in the U.S. Certificate Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine. This academic program of study provides continuing education and applied training for licensed U.S. veterinarians working in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.