The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is a specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the certifying organization for laboratory animal medicine, a recognized specialty within the veterinary medical profession. ACLAM was founded in 1957 to:
- encourage education, training, and research in laboratory animal medicine;
- establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals; and
- recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine, through certification examination and other means.
Candidates who pass the ACLAM certification exam receive the title of Diplomate. ACLAM has certified over 525 veterinarians as active specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
ACLAM's active membership comprises over 706 Diplomates. There are 625 active Diplomates, 69 retired Diplomates, and 12 honorary members.