Welcome to the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

ALAVTN 2023-2024 Application Instruction packets will be available in February of 2023

We will be accepting pre-approval applications for all categories for the 2023 cycle (This means the application will involve cases and skills from those performed during 2023 with applications due at the end of the year and exam in 2023). This is a change from previous years. The information is included in the packet.

Pre-Approval Application deadline: May 15th, 2023 at 12AM PST. Acceptance or denial emails for pre-approval application packet submissions will be sent June 15th, 2023.

AALAS membership and RVT, CVT, LVT, LMVT, or RVN 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.

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Benefits of Becoming a Veterninary Technician/Nurse Specialist-LAM

Higher Earnings

Hiring managers tend to offer top dollar for vet techs holding a specialty certification since they have the education and experience to justify that increased hourly rate.

Greater Expertise and Knowledge

A vet tech specialist gains more in-depth knowledge and increases their skill set to a much higher level than that of the general vet tech population.


Specialists can provide advanced education to researchers, students, and colleagues. VTS members are also sought after for professional speaking at conferences and writing opportunities.

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