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About Us

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, veterinary technicians, animal breeders, husbandry 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
  • Tours

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.

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