This route to the ECLAM Diploma is tailored to those with significant experience in the field.
If you meet the requirements depicted in the diagram, you can submit your application to the College without undertaking a 3-year residency beforehand. If approved, you can sit the ECLAM examinations. You will be held to the same standards as all others who sit the exams.
10 years' experience
You must have at least 10 years' experience in laboratory animal medicine.
You must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one Member State (although you may be exempted in some circumstances)
Competency and Contributions
You must have demonstrated competence and contributed significantly to the speciality through teaching, research and practice.
You must work at least 60% time (based on a 40-hour working week) as a facility vet or scientist.
You must have documented advanced training in laboratory animal medicine.
At least 5 publications
You must have published a minimum of 5 publications in the peer-reviewed international literature. You must be the primary or first author of at least one of these, and it must be an original article demonstrating the application of scientific methods on topics relevant to laboratory animal medicine and science. The other 4 must EITHER apply scientific methods in veterinary medicine, biology, zoology or another biological science field; OR be a review, case report, book chapter, working group report or internal company report in the field of laboratory animal science or medicine.
Letters of recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation from current ECLAM Diplomates in support of your application.
Moral and ethical standing in the profession
You must have a high level of moral and ethical standing in the veterinary profession.
Willing to contribute to ECLAM
You must be ready and willing to contribute to the continuing work of ECLAM in promoting and improving the speciality