About Us

​Our Mission
The mission of the Southern California Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons interested in advancing and disseminating knowledge on the responsible care and use of laboratory animals for the benefit of human and animal health.​

Career * Development * Education * Networking

The field of Laboratory Animal Science is made up of a diverse group of professionals worldwide, including but not limited to: researchers, veterinarians, animal breeders, husbandry and veterinary technicians, facility suppliers, and pharmaceutical vendors. The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) located in Memphis, Tennessee functions to serve as a central reliable source of information regarding the care and use of laboratory animals. AALAS certifies Laboratory Animal Technicians on three levels (ALAT, LAT, LATG) and also serves to educate the public about the use of laboratory animals in research, and other related fields.

Local branches provide an opportunity for members of the laboratory animal science community to meet on a regular basis to share information and promote the field. The Southern California Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SCB-AALAS) has been educating professionals since 1960 and serves the Greater Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Business meetings are held five to six times a year. The Board of Directors, composed of volunteers, plans the educational programs and social activities available to the members.

Membership fees for the calendar year include the following
Educational/Career Development
AALAS Learning Library Access
Continuing Education
Leadership Meetings
Scholarships for Certification Exams
Scholarships to Attend D8 and National AALAS
Awards for Technician and Supervisor of the Year


Educational/Social Events
Seminars and Workshops
Membership Appreciation Events
Winter Meeting


All events have a reduced rate for members. Non-members are also welcome.

We invite you to join us in developing the future of Laboratory Animal Science.