Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/

L’association canadienne de la m├ędecine des animaux de laboratoire


November 27, 2023


Back by popular demand, the CALAM Coffee House sessions: 

A open forum for Lab Animal Vets to discuss any topics, so please plan to bring any of your own burning questions for discussion. 

Our next session will take place on Thursday, December 7th at 12pm EST!

This sessions topics will include:

Universities, colleges, and private enterprises engage in strategic planning exercises to look at needs, set priorities, and establish goals. 

Animal Care and ethics programs must be ready to contribute to discussions and put forth research and regulatory needs. 

How has your Institution or company addressed strategic planning for lab animal medicine needs? Do you have any 'Lessons Learned' to share? Any issues you're working through that that would benefit from an airing with your CALAM colleagues? Please join us for this open discussion on strategic planning in lab animal medicine.

May 7, 2023

CALAM/ACMAL Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session

Your Board of Director's had a fruitful conversation during their Strategic Planning session this year. We will have information to release shortly based on this discussion, so stay tuned!

From left to right: Michael Baar, DVM; Lise Phaneuf, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM; Chereen Collymore, DVM, DACLAM;
Richard Hodges, DVM, Cert. LAM; Amanda Healy, DVM; Lucie Cote, DVM, MBA

May 8, 2023

Congratulations to Ayush Kumar - this year's CALAM Student Travel Fellowship Winner!

From left to right: Chereen Collymore, DVM, DACLAM; Ayush Kumar, B. A., Hons

August 24, 2023

The 2023 Salary Survey is Now Available!

The OVMA, in partnership with the CVMA, CAHI and CALAM, are pleased to release the results of this year's Salary Survey. Review this national report on compensation for veterinarians employed in government, industry and academia.

You can review the results of the survey under Member Resources

August 24, 2023

Reminder: Join the CALAM Listserv!

A listserv has been created to facilitate communications between Lab Animal Veterinarians in Canada. We are expecting that this will be a very useful forum for the exchange of information between institutions.

List moderators are Shawn Davis ( and Ovidiu Jumanca ( Please reach out to them if you have technical questions/issues.

To subscribe:

  1. Visit the list home page and click on "subscribe"
  2. Fill out the subscription request or access the list subscription pageNote: you may need to get a new LISTSERV password first.
  3. Post your first message! On the web interface click on New Message, or send an email to LABANIMALVETERINARIANS-UTM-L@LISTSERV.UTORONTO.CA (your post will be displayed immediately to all list members).

Note: this list is moderated, all posts will be reviewed by the moderators prior to distribution to all members. You are welcome to post messages in French or English, and we will do our best to translate the essential information.

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