The ASLAP Foundation funds training opportunities for veterinary students in the field of laboratory animal medicine. Your donation will help us recruit the brightest and best young colleagues to our specialty.

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The ASLAP Foundation

The mission of the ASLAP Foundation is to secure the future of our practice specialty through our involvement with and education of today's veterinary students. The ASLAP Foundation was incorporated in the State of Illinois in May of 2005 and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide awards and fellowships to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in the practice of laboratory animal medicine. Thanks to the generous support of Pfizer the Foundation is able to provide awards to deserving veterinary students from each veterinary school. Thanks to the sponsorship of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), the Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and GalxoSmithKline in 2011 the Foundation's fellowship program supported awards made to eight institutions supporting eleven summer fellows.

The ASLAP Foundation seeks 100% participation of the ASLAP membership. We hope that as a member of ASLAP you will make the Foundation a part of your annual giving plan. The future of our practice specialty is dependent upon attracting more veterinary students to the field and the Foundation's focused outreach effort to veterinary students gives ASLAP and its membership the opportunity to contribute to the long term success of our specialty.

The Foundation Board has established four levels of recognition for donors. For corporate donors those levels are: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze for contributions of $10,000 and greater, $5,000 and greater, $2,500 and greater and $1,000 and greater. For individual donations those levels are: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for contributing $1000 or greater, $500-999, $250-500 and $100-249.

Your donation to the ASLAP Foundation will directly benefit students who are interested in pursuing laboratory animal medicine as a career. Investing in their future will ensure the future of our specialty and allow us all to rest assured that what we have built will continue in the future and be in good hands; hands belonging to laboratory animal veterinarians who were helped along as students by the ASLAP Foundation.

Donations to the Foundation are deductible as charitable donations under IRS rules. For Donations in Memory, Donations in Honor, Corporate Donations, or for those who prefer sending their donation by check, please download our Foundation Donation Form, and either mail or fax it to the ASLAP Office.

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Summer Fellowships in Laboratory Animal Medicine

The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners with several funding partners is supporting 10-12 week Summer Fellowships in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Are you interested in clinical veterinary medicine and research? Do you want to work with a variety of non-traditional species? Are you curious about cutting edge science that defines the human and animal biomedical fields? If you are, then LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE is the career for you, we can help you explore, AND pay you to do so! Activities in these programs will include practice of clinical medicine in a research environment, pathology of laboratory animals, surgery, animal colony management, working closely with laboratory animal veterinarians and residents, participation in journal clubs, seminars and management teams, regulatory oversight of animals used in research, laboratory animal medicine research and a number of other exciting endeavors.

Program structures, activities, fellow numbers and application requirements vary so you can surely find a program that fits your goals. Please review the program web sites or contact directors for more information. Participating programs and their sponsorships can be viewed here.

Application deadline is February 10th.