Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technician/Nurse Specialist-LAM



A message from the ALAVTN Board of Directors concerning our stance on the racial injustice and inequality of human rights.

The 2020 ALAVTN exam which would have been held at AALAS in N.C., has been canceled.


** 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 !  

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 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

Make sure you enjoy and absorb AALAS virtually this year.  Free to members and you have through the end of the year to review the material and talks!!

Check back for future announcements.

A great article for those of you who are wondering if this is what I want and what will it do for me professionally…

This article needs to be updated to include new specialties that were established in 2016-2020. will have the entire list

The Benefits of Becoming a Veterinary Technician/Nurse Specialist-LAM