Welcome to ECLAM
The European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) is an organisation established in Europe for the speciality of laboratory animal medicine and, like other veterinary speciality colleges, is overseen by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS, www.ebvs.org). ECLAM was founded in 2000 following an initiative of the European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians. It was awarded full recognition by EBVS in 2008.
ECLAM commits to the development of a culture which recognises the importance of quality, and quality assurance, in its activities. To this end the Council will develop and implement a strategy for the continuous enhancement of quality.
ECLAM has defined what constitutes a Diplomate in regards of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies.
ECLAM only accepts members who practise scientific, evidence-based veterinary medicine, which complies with animal welfare legislation.
ECLAM mission statement
The primary objectives of the College shall be to further scientific progress in laboratory animal medicine in Europe and increase the competency of those who practise in this field by:
establishing standards for post-graduate education, training and experience as a prerequisite for qualification (via examination) as a Specialist;
establishing routes through education, training and experience that provide the most time-efficient pathway to qualify for examination;
providing an alternative route for candidates unable or unwilling to enroll in standard training programmes;
ensuring that all training and/or experience requirements and all prerequisites for examination eligibility are relevant to the assessment of the candidates’ qualification;
examining and certifying veterinarians as specialists; and
developing and supervising continuing education programmes.