The Outreach Committee develops and implements outreach efforts to veterinary medical students and veterinarians outside the field of laboratory animal medicine in order to sustain the number of laboratory animal veterinarians in biomedical research and related endeavors. For additional information about any of the opportunities listed below, contact Tara Martin.

Veterinary Student Opportunities
ACLAM-Sponsored Veterinary Externships

Veterinary Students
Individuals interested in availing themselves to a 2-12 week experience in laboratory animal medicine should contact Tara Martin. Some externships may provide monies from ACLAM to support travel, lodging, and education expenses. Externship experiences will vary by host institution, so we encourage you to evaluate each program for the one that best matches your interests. You can search for preceptorships using the ACLAM ASLAP Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Programs website.

Prospective Host Institutions
If you are interested in sponsorship for an extern, please complete the Application for ACLAM Funds to Support Veterinary Externship by October 1st. Funds will be released to the extern upon completion of the externship, the submission of an expense request no later than December 31st of the year during which the externship occurred, and completion of evaluation forms by both the extern and the program coordinator. Completed forms should be returned to the ACLAM Executive Director as stated on the form.

ASLAP externships, veterinary student rotations, and preceptorships can be found on the ASLAP website. ASLAP also funds a travel award to the AALAS National Meeting.

Opportunities and Resources for Veterinarians

ACLAM Externships
See above.

Training Programs
Laboratory animal training programs for graduate veterinarians are available. Please see the ACLAM Training Programs page.

Outreach Tools
Laboratory animal veterinarians interested in educating others about the field are welcome to use the resource information at the right in their outreach efforts.

ACLAM–ASLAP Joint Initiatives

Veterinary School Luncheon Series
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)’s Outreach Committee is pleased to offer lectures or round tables for students at AVMA accredited veterinary schools. The committee will provide speakers and funding of up to $300 for lunch to schools selected via our competitive application process. Speakers will preferably be board certified ACLAM veterinarians. Speakers may discuss a variety of topics applicable to those interested in laboratory animal medicine and students new to learning about the field. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. If accepted for funding, the committee will reach out for further details and scheduling. Interested students or faculty can apply via the following form: Lunch and Learn Application

Other Joint Initiatives

Merial NIH National Scholars Veterinary Symposium
SAVMA Symposium (Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association)