December 31st, 2018

Welcome to the first entry on the last day of 2018.  This is the Academy’s second full year where we added another member who successfully passed the exam this year.  Congratulations BETH SKILES BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS-LAM, welcome to the group!


Beth was formally an honorary member of ALAVTN and decided to take the exam to become a full member.  She graduated first with a BS in biology and went back to school to get her AS in Veterinary Technology, both from Purdue University.  Beth is currently employed with Indiana University School of Medicine as an Animal Health Technician working with mice and rats, is a member of the ALAVTN Finance/Treasury committee and is now a mentor for the Academy. Beth will be contributing her expertise when the Academy updates the exam pool of questions.


2018 celebrates the first time the academy was recognized at AALAS with our first solo panel discussion featuring topics such as;  reducing stress with alternatives to masking/boxing down patients, updated information for rebreathing hoses that are currently used in the industry, recognizing our participation in non-invasive techniques such as imaging and also opportunities for Technicians in the compliance, managerial role.

We are looking forward to a very productive year in 2019 and will be sharing informative information throughout the year!!

Happy New Year!!

Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses