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Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP)

The ASLAP Veterinary Student Liaison Committee (VSLC) is seeking nominations of veterinary students for the Society’s annual Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP).

The Veterinary Student Award Program provides awards (a certificate, one year’s membership in ASLAP and a cash sum of $300). There is one award to be given at each AVMA accredited veterinary school. 

The VSAP is intended to increase awareness of the practice of laboratory animal medicine by recognizing students who have demonstrated significant interest and potential in the field. Awards will be presented at each school during their awards program or another suitable public event involving a large proportion of the student body.

Nominations are welcomed and encouraged from any current national ASLAP member.  Nomination forms can be found here (pdf, word doc).  Completed nomination forms should be accompanied by the student’s CV and an essay written by the student of up to 500 words describing their participation in activities related to laboratory animal medicine and how these activities have influenced their interests and career goals.

Please note that students that wish to nominate themselves or another student must be members of the national ASLAP organization. Nomination forms including essays and CVs must be received by January 31, 2015.

Please send nominations to Laurie Brignolo ( Again, all nominations must be complete and received by January 31st, 2015.

Please support and encourage a veterinary student you know who is interested in laboratory animal medicine by nominating them for this award.

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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.