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ALAVTN Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 


Shout out to everyone taking the ALAVTN exams on Sunday!!
Good luck and we can’t wait for you to join the Academy!!

Going to AALAS 2019?

The Academy will be having their General membership and Board meeting Wednesday, October 16th

at 5:30pm at The Curtis Hotel Business Room. 

The Academy will be presenting a couple discussion topics on Monday and Tuesday. Check out your itinerary for these informative discussions! Hope to see you there!

See information below;

Animal Nursing Challenges in the Research Setting: Communicating, Collaborating, and Coordinating to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for All (Monday, October 14, 2019: 12:30-2pm) Phillip Sullivan, Chrystal Montgomery, Beth Ann Skiles, Mark Sharpless

Opioid Crisis: Exploring Effective Means to Support Investigators with Controlled Substances for Research Activities: (Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 12:30-2pm) Julie Avalos, Larry Young, Rebeccah Wood


Make sure to visit the ALAVTN/SLAVT booth in the exhibit hall for information about the Meet and Greet at The Corner Office Monday night from 5:30-7.



Current ALAVTN 2020 Application packets are posted

We will be accepting applications for all categories for the 2020 cycle.
You may only apply for one category at a time. 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.

Application submission deadline: Jan 1st, 2020 at 12am PST. Acceptance
or denial emails will be sent: April 1st, 2020.

What will 2019 bring for the Academy?? Check below for information about our first webinar!!

Our first Webinar was Monday, Jan 14.  A powerpoint presentation of “How to prepare for your Lab Animal VTS application” was shared

If interested in seeing that presentation, please email

Stephen Cital

Check back for future announcements 

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