IACLAM brings together national and regional Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine. IACLAM provides a common platform at the global level for communication by, and representation of, these Colleges and their Diplomates.
Currently, there are five full member colleges and one Associate Member College. The five Full Member Colleges are the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM), the Indian College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ICLAM), the Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (JCLAM) and the Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (KCLAM). The Philippine College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (PCLAM) has joined IACLAM as an Associate Member College in 2022. Should other Colleges of laboratory Animal Medicine be established elsewhere in the world, they can be considered for membership in IACLAM.
IACLAM assists achieving the shared objectives of all these laboratory animal medicine specialty organizations to promote the welfare and responsible use of laboratory animals through the certification of veterinary specialists, education, the dissemination of information relevant to the field, and serving as research partners.
IACLAM is an association of associations, specifically the member Colleges of laboratory animal medicine. Appointed representatives of these Colleges serve on the IACLAM Board. IACLAM is an associate member of the World Veterinary Association (WVA).
In 2020, under the leadership of then President Hilton Klein, IACLAM developed a strategic plan to guide the IACLAM BOD over the next four to five years.