Our Learning Modules and Study References

We have developed a set of 7 modules listing the main areas of professional knowledge required of an ECLAM Diplomate. These modules should be used to construct a plan of study for residents. It is also used to structure our certification examinations.

To get an idea of the suggested reading materials to master the knowledge required, we have an extensive list of reading materials. We also have an online Zotero bibliographic database to which all Residents and Supervisors may be given access by requesting an account from the Secretariat.

There is no fee to become a resident of ECLAM; however once you are approved an annual administrative fee will be assessed. 

Current or Prospective Residents

Residents are the future of ECLAM. It’s a long and difficult journey to the Diploma, but the future of the speciality depends on your continuing to work hard and achieve the highest qualification.

If you have a veterinary degree and one year of internship, you can apply to become a resident. The residency training period is 3 to 6 years, after which you can sit the examinations for your Diploma. Subsequently, you will re-certify every 5 years to remain an active member.

Experienced Lab Animal Veterinarians

ECLAM is twenty years old, but laboratory animal medicine as a speciality has existed for much longer. Some European Member States have national speciality designations for advanced lab animal vets, and many have years of experience in the field with no advanced diploma.

The College offers pathways to the ECLAM Diploma for experienced specialists. If you already have a Diploma from one of the other IACLAM Colleges and are working in Europe, you may apply to become an active ECLAM Diplomate for as long as you remain here. If you have at least ten years of experience and meet other requirements, you may apply to sit the ECLAM examinations.