Our Mission

Promote scientific progress in laboratory animal medicine


ECLAM establishes standards for post-graduate education and experience for those wishing to attain the Diploma. We provide two main routes to the Diploma: the standard residency and the alternative route. In addition, those with long-standing expertise in the speciality may be allowed to sit the examination with assessment by other means. Finally, those who are already equivalently-qualified by member Colleges of the International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM) may be accepted as temporary active ECLAM Diplomates.

We periodically review our standards to ensure that all training requirements are relevant to the assessment of qualifications via the certification examinations.

To support lifelong learning we develop continuing education programmes and sponsor an annual scientific meeting for all laboratory animal veterinarians.

ECLAM is committed to a culture which recognises the importance of quality and quality assurance in all its activities. We only accept members who practise evidence-based veterinary medicine in compliance with animal welfare legislation and guidelines.