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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.

About 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 for contributions of $10,000 and greater,
  • Gold for contributions of $5,000 and greater, ,
  • Silver for contributions of $2,500 and greater and
  • Bronze for contributions of $1,000 and greater.

For individual donations those levels are:

  • Platinum for contributing $1000 or greater,
  • Gold for contributing $500-999,
  • Silver for contributing $250-500 and
  • Bronze for contributing $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.

ASLAP 2022 Summer Fellowship

The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Foundation 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 are:

Program Location*           
     Director Contact information
Application Timeline**
Colorado State UniversityDr. Lon Kendall ( 7, 2022
Cornell UniversityDr. Wendy Williams ( 7, 2022
Emory UniversityDr. Deb Mook ( 7, 2022
The Ohio State UniversityDr. Stacey Meeker ( 7, 2022
The University of Illinois-ChicagoDr. Lisa Halliday ( 7, 2022
The University of MissouriDr. Craig Franklin ( 7, 2022
The University of PennsylvaniaDr. James Marx ( 7, 2022
The University of ChicagoDr. Kerith Luchins ( 7, 2022

*click on the school for access to the program’s web site

**applications are due February 7; applicants will have until February 28 to interview with programs; offers may be made at any time during this period and applicants may accept or decline at any time, but applicants will not be required to accept offers until February 28.

Your Profession needs laboratory animal veterinarians! If you are among this growing cadre of students who realize the excitement and personal rewards of a career in laboratory animal medicine, these programs are a great resource for you to explore and gain experience. Consider a Laboratory Animal Medicine Fellowship – it will be a very rewarding experience!

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