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 Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

** Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the ALAVTN BOD has voted for a change in CE hours for the 2021 ALAVTN application packet. For the 2021 application we will allow 40 of the 60 required CE hours to come from online sources or other means from qualified educators.

All online CE hours must be on lab animal topics or topics that can be extrapolated for use in the lab animal setting. There is no change in qualifications of speakers in order to receive credit from our previous application instructions.  A CE certificate is required for proof of attendance for all webinars or online CE courses.

Please note this change is in effect ONLY for the 2021 ALAVTN application packet. If the need arises we will re-evaluate things for future application packets. **


Current ALAVTN 2021 Application instruction packets are posted !  

In order to facilitate our different exam needs, the Academy is instituting a pre-approval application.  This year it will be due by May 1st, 2020 @ 12AM PST.  This is non refundable.

We will be accepting pre-approval applications for all categories for the 2021 cycle. You may only apply for one category at a time. If you apply this year under one category you will NOT be allowed to apply in a different species or practice category for the next 3 years if the application is accepted. Only well qualified applicants should apply.  

AALAS membership and credentials must be up to date. This is an excellent way to elevate your career as we are supported by NAVTA, AVMA, AALAS, ACLAM and ASLAP.

Pre-approval Application submission deadline: May 1st, 2020 at 12AM PST.  Acceptance or denial emails will be sent out by June 15th, 2020

Application packet submission deadline: January 1st, 2021 at 12am PST Acceptance or denial emails will be sent out April 1st, 2021. 


What will 2020 bring for the Academy??

2020 Presidents letter, 2019 year in review from Chrystal Montgomery

We will be looking for new leaders this year at the elections during in the fall!!  Are you ready or do you know a current member who is ready??  

Let us know by sending us an email.

President Elect, Member at Large


Check back for future announcements 

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