ASLAP membership is open to ALL veterinarians, veterinary residents, and veterinary students providing them with

  • An outstanding quarterly newsletter (Laboratory Animal Practitioner) containing, abstracts, government and legislative news, news from AVMA, ASLAP foundation updates, book review, literature digest, International news, etc.
  • Access to the members only section of the website containing the ASLAP constitution, an electronic membership database, member news, salary survey, job postings, officers and committees, committee reports, and ASLAP programs.

To join, simply complete the membership form (regular, resident or student) below, print it and follow the instructions on the form.

We look forward to receiving your application.

ASLAP Individual Membership Application (doc  ) (pdf)

  • Regular Member Dues $90 Prior to March 1st; thereafter $110.
  • Resident Member Dues $30 Prior to March 1st; thereafter $40.
  • Veterinary Student Dues $22.50

Institutional ASLAP Membership Application (doc ) (pdf)

Programs with 3 or more veterinarians: $80 per veterinarian and $30 per veterinary resident Prior to March 1st; thereafter $100 and $40 respectively

Retired from the field?

The Board of Directors (BOD) may elect life members. The criteria for life membership shall be retirement from professional activities in laboratory animal practice and having been a member in good standing of the Society for 20 years. Life members shall have all rights and privileges of membership without the payment of dues.  To apply for life membership simple send a request addressed to the board to

Why Join ASLAP?

  • ASLAP is a recognized affiliate organization within the AVMA House of Delegates. To join AVMA visit
  • Only organization that directly represents laboratory animal practitioners within the AVMA.
  • AVMA turns to ASLAP for guidance when addressing animal welfare challenges.
  • You do NOT need to be a member of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) to join ASLAP!
  • ASLAP is committed to providing ongoing continuing education at both the AALAS and AVMA annual meeting. ASLAP works with ACLAM to deliver informative sessions to the research community, and every other year ASLAP conducts an continuing education seminar at the National AALAS meeting.
  • ASLAP allows you to get involved in organized veterinary medicine through the opportunity to participate on one of our diverse committees.
  • An opportunity to enhance your career and curriculum vitae.
  • An opportunity to make a difference in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  • An opportunity to network with colleagues.
  • Each member of ASLAP enhances our field by bringing our community together through expertise, knowledge, and motivation.
  • ASLAP membership identifies you as part of a group of professionals committed to upholding the highest levels of care available for animals.
  • ASLAP allows you the opportunity to advance the field of laboratory animal practice.

Membership in this organization is open to any veterinarian who is engaged in or interested in promoting and supporting laboratory animal practice.

Student membership is open to any student currently enrolled at a veterinary school or college accredited by the American or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

Resident Membership is open to any resident of an institution. Membership requires the Program Director's signature.

Institutional Membership is applicable to institutions that employ multiple veterinarians. The institutional membership offers discounted rates both for regular memberships and for residents / trainees.

Membership may be obtained by submitting an application to the ASLAP office along with payment of dues. Applications must be endorsed by one ASLAP member in good standing.

Business meetings are held at the annual AVMA and AALAS meetings. Annual dues are set by the Board of Directors and are payable on or before March 1 of the current membership year without penalty.

Student Chapters

Want to join a local student chapter (see list here) or interested in creating your own ASLAP student chapter at your school? 

In order to obtain approval by the ASLAP board of directors to create your own student chapter, potential student chapters must furnish documentation of the following requirements:

  • The mission, objectives, basic operational guidelines, and structure of the student chapter must be consistent with those of the Society.
  • The student chapter must formally be affiliated with the local student chapter of the AVMA.
  • The student chapter must have a faculty sponsor who is engaged in the practice of laboratory animal medicine and, preferably, is a member of the Society.
  • The student chapter must submit an annual report each calendar year. The report should include such items as names of chapter officers and the faculty sponsor, a membership roster, and a summary of annual activities.

Additionally, the Board recommends, but does not require, the following:

  • Chapter members should be encouraged, but not required, to join the national Society as student members.
  • As part of its mission, the student chapter should familiarize its members with standards and regulations pertaining to laboratory animal medicine. Preferably, this goal should be included in the chapter’s mission statement.

Interested in Volunteering with ASLAP? 

Complete the Volunteer Form