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Animal Science: Organizations and Societies

Animal science is the study of animals that live alongside humans.

Organizations and Societies


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

"AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. AALAS provides educational materials to laboratory animal care professionals and researchers, administers certification programs for laboratory animal technicians and managers, publishes scholarly journals, supports laboratory animal science research, and serves as the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals."

Quoted from AALAS.org


American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

"The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, ARPAS, is the organization which provides certification of animal scientists through examination, continuing education, and commitment to a code of ethics. Continual improvement of individual members is catalyzed through publications (including the PAS journal) and by providing information on educational opportunities."

Quoted from ARPAS.org


American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

"The American Society of Animal Science is a membership society that supports the careers of scientists and animal producers in the United States and internationally. The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being."

Quoted from ASAS.org

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