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Nominations are open for our Year End Awards. There are seven different awards categories! Nominate yourself or a colleague today! Visit our awards page for details: MNYBAALAS Year End Awards

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The MNYBAALAS committee would like to recognize an outstanding member of your team! Visit our Hero Award page here for details! 

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Our website is under construction. We’ll be back in 2020! Please visit our facebook and instagram for up to date information.

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Our branch has submitted an awesome snowboard to the AALAS Foundation’s “Snowboard Freestyle Throw Down” contest.

Online “Voting”/Donating” is now open for the contest. Click here to cast your “vote” for your favorite snowboard! A “vote” is actually a donation to the AALAS Foundation on behalf of a snowboard entry. The snowboard receiving the most “votes” (donations) will be declared the winner of its Category!

Also, help us win FAN FAVORITE SNOWBOARD by clicking here and “liking” our board on the AALAS Foundation Facebook page

Voting ends October 16th at 11am MDT. 

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This award recognizes an extraordinary New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician who demonstrates compassionate care, contributions to mentorship, and professional and researcher education. The award consists of: $250 honorarium and plaque. Click here for more details on how to submit a nomination. 

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Registration is now open for the 2019 National AALAS meeting being held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO., U.S. from October 13-17, 2919. The Spotlight Forum is, “One Health–Connections Between Animal, Human, and Environmental Health. The … Continue reading

Recognize Excellence It’s time to nominate current AALAS members for the 2019 AALAS Awards. Six professional and technical categories are recognized at the National Meeting for excellence in the laboratory animal science field. Click here to learn more. Nominations are due by … Continue reading

Vote for MNBYAALAS’ sail boat online or at the Foundation Booth in the Baltimore Convention Center during the 2018 AALAS National Meeting! The boat is beautiful and screams NYC!!  Online “voting” / donating is now open for the Category winners of … Continue reading

Michael A. Coiro, Sr., 84, of Jacobstown, NJ, formerly of Allentown, NJ, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Paterson, NJ, Michael was a first generation American. He served in the … Continue reading

Metro NY AALAS has many award opportunities all throughout the year!  Visit our updated awards page for information on our upcoming awards and nominations deadlines! The next available awards are the TriBranch Award and the National Meeting Award.

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Chimp Haven sadly announces the passing of its Animal Care Director, Kathleen Taylor. Kathleen peacefully passed on December 26, 2017, surrounded by family and friends after valiantly fighting a seven-year battle with cancer. An invaluable member of the Chimp Haven family, … Continue reading

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We lost Christian Vernon on 25th of November 2017. He was the national sales manager at Lenderking Caginh Products. He was an active member of Metro NY AALAS  and active participant of Tribranch seminar. Continue reading

The industry lost a mentor, colleague and friend when John H. Munster died on October 25, 2017. Everyone who knew him recognized his laugh. John did not start his working life in the industry; instead, he worked as an undertaker … Continue reading

Metro New York Branch of AALAS presents awards in six categories to deserving members at its Annual Installation Dinner on Jan. 26, 2018 at the Battery Gardens Restaurant in NYC. All nominations for the awards must be received by Dec. 1, 2017. 

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It’s time to get involved!!! Nominations are open for the following voting positions within the Metropolitan NY Branch of AALAS:  President- Elect – Must have previously served on Council  Council – 3 positions available – 2 year position If you … Continue reading

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TriBranch is offering a fantastic opportunity to take a pencil-and-paper based AALAS Certification exams for each level!!! This will take place on Wednesday, June 7th 1-3:30pm.  The meeting will also feature a two day prep course for anyone considering sitting … Continue reading

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Are you eligible to take your AALAS certification exam? Are you going to TriBranch? Good news!!! We have the opportunity to offer paper-based exams at TriBranch! 

Please take our survey to let us know you are interested!!!
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It is now time to start submitting your presentation and poster abstracts for TriBranch 2017. The 2017 TriBranch Symposium is to be held in at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ! This year’s theme is “One HEALTH: Human, Education, Animal, Laboratory, Training, Husbandry!”
Before the holiday rush takes over, take the time to go to the TriBranch website at www.tribranch.org and learn more about submitting an abstract for a presentation or poster.  We are excited to hear from you and look forward to filling next year’s program with exciting presentations and posters. Please remember that we count on your talent to contribute to a successful program. 
Julia Krout
TB17 Chair
Click here to access the Abstract Submission Form. 

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Congratulations to Metro NY Branch of AALAS’ 2017 President-Elect and Council Members!
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The Charge & The Challenge 

Hello Metro members, Last night our third and final summer event was held, the harbor cruise on the Zephyr, which followed the Central Park Zoo family event and the Bronx Zoo educational tour of the Wildlife Health Center, followed by … Continue reading

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We are saddened to inform you that after a valiantly fought 12-year battle with breast cancer, Jennifer Streicker has passed away. Many will remember Jen from her inspiring personal story as a breast cancer researcher who also became a breast … Continue reading

Housing has opened for the AALAS National Meeting! It is time to book the block.

Click here for National AALAS’ latest email. Included are links to register, info on keynote speaker, Rebecca Skloot, and updates on other National Meeting events and opportunities. Get more AALAS news when you read this month’s LAS Pro newsletter.

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If you have a TBR in your branch who you feel has shown an exemplary job performance, please nominate him/her for the “TBR Recognition Award”. Continue reading

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The TriBranch Symposium will be held on June 6, 7 and 8 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Registration is now open!  Continue reading

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)/Bronx Zoo has available a one year veterinary technician internship for a successful candidate to be trained as a specialized zoo and wildlife veterinary technician.

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A loving tribute to Dr. McBride, who sadly passed on January 17th, 2016.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. For details please follow link at the end of our tribute.  Continue reading

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It is now time to start submitting your presentation and poster abstracts for TriBranch 2016.  The theme will be “Doing More with Less”…. Continue reading

This is your chance to vote for your 2016 MNYBAALAS Council Members and President-Elect!

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Metro New York Branch of AALAS presents awards in six categories to deserving members at its Annual Installation Dinner on Jan. 29, 2016.  Continue reading

The CTAD (Committee for Technician Awareness and Development) is looking for motivated individuals working in the research community who have graduated from an accredited Vet Tech program to participate in the Veterinary Technician Student Program, at the AALAS 66th National Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona November 1-5, 2015. Continue reading

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MNYBAALAS is soliciting Vet Tech student applicants for the 2015 Student Award. Continue reading

If you are a technician with at least one year’s experience in the research animal field at the level of cage wash tech, diagnostic lab tech, animal health/vet tech, animal care tech, training tech, or supervisor…. Continue reading

We are excited to announce that the Second Annual TriBranch 5K Run/Walk will be held on June 10, 2015!! Continue reading