About Us

The Laboratory Animal Welfare and Training Exchange (LAWTE) is a global organization that is expanding animal welfare and enhancing public understanding through effective  training and education of animal research professionals.  LAWTE is an organization of people who train in and for the laboratory animal science field.  By sharing ideas on methods and materials for training, our members can learn together how to best meet the training and qualification requirements of national regulations and guidelines.

Since 1994, conferences have been held every two years for trainers to exchange information on their training programs in the U.S. and abroad.  Conferences have been attended by institutional representatives from the U.S. and around the world.

Click the picture to read an article from the 2007 Lab Animal News: " The History and Future of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE): A glimpse into the evolution of training in Laboratory Aniamal Science" by Stacy Pritt, DVM, MBA and Grace Aranda, LATG


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Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange