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Our Story

The Laboratory Animal Welfare and Training Exchange (LAWTE) is a global organization which aims to enhance animal welfare through the support of quality training programs and the development of training professionals in the laboratory animal science community. Our objectives are to promote information and knowledge exchange among training professionals on training programs, systems, materials and services through its website, conferences, webinars, and forums.

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 here 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 Animal Science," by Stacy Pritt, DVM, MBA and Grace Aranda, LATG.