ALAVTN Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurse
Please welcome our new members to the Academy for 2019!!
Laura is a research technologist at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, splitting her time between emergency and critical care and neuro-oncology/neuro-immunology research using both pre-clinical and clinical animal models. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2011 and went on to complete an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. Laura earned the title of Veterinary Technician Specialist in Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2019, becoming both the first person at her institution and first person in her state to do so.
Congratulations Laura!! Welcome to the Academy!
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
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 2016/2017. NAVTA.net will have the entire list
The Benefits of a Vet Tech Specialist