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.