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Call for Nominees!

Now is your chance to get involved with ASLAP! If you or someone you know is interested in the following positions, please submit nominations to Sally Westlake at by Wednesday, April 2nd.

President-Elect: This is a three year (2014-2017) commitment to lead the organization over the next phase of our growth and development. It entails planning and directing BOD and membership meetings, planning and participating in teleconferences, workshops, and oversight of the various committees.

Board of Directors (Two positions available): These positions require a three year (2014-2017) commitment, and entail attendance at BOD and membership meetings, participation in teleconferences, and acting as liaison to various committees as assigned.

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March newsletter now online! 

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2014 Charles River Prize for

Laboratory Animal Science

Charles River is pleased to announce that nominations are now being received for the 37th annual Charles River Prize. This award will be presented in San Antonio, TX, at the 65th annual meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), October 19-23, 2014. The Charles River Prize, consisting of a suitably inscribed plaque a check, and travel to the AALAS meeting will be awarded in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of laboratory animal science and medicine.

The deadline for submission is May 15.

Criteria considered include but are not limited to:

If you would like to nominate one of your colleagues, please send the nomination to Dr. Marilyn Brown, Vice President CHARTER Program, Charles River, 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA  01887 (

Each nomination should contain the following supporting information:

Veterinary Student Scholarship for Charles River Short Course

The Laboratory Animal Uniform Application Program (UAP) has been replaced with the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) for the 2013-2014 Application Cycle

Effective immediately, the UAP, originally created to facilitate application to participating Laboratory Animal/Comparative Medicine training programs, has been discontinued and has been replaced with the VIRMP ( overseen by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.he VIRMP is used by many other veterinary specialties to coordinate their resident application and selection process.  Applicants must submit their applications and upload  required  materials  to  the  VIRMP  site  between  October  15,  2013  and  November  3 2013*. Applicants must rank the programs in which they have interest no later than January 10, 2014.  Match results will be posted on February 3rd, 2014. Details on the matching process are described in detail on the VIRMP site.Additional details regarding the VIRMP application process  (from  the  applicant’s  perspective  and  including  the  list  of  participating  training programs) will be posted on the ASLAP Career Information webpage (  by  7/16/13.  Information  specific  to  participating  training programs will be sent directly to each program’s director by that same date.

Drs.  Lesley  Colby  (;  206-­-685-­-1020)  and  Neil  Lipman (lipmann@MSKCC.ORG; 646-­-888-­-2400) can be reached for questions not addressed on the VIRMP website.

*Important Note:  The application deadline for laboratory animal/comparative  medicine training programs is earlier than other internship and residency programs to ensure sufficient time for programs to schedule interviews with prospective candidates. 

The 2011 ACLAM/ASLAP salary survey is now available.

The survey is now available in the "Member News" section.

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.