Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (KCLAM) was established in 25th Oct 2006 for the purpose of 1) enhancement of humane technique of animal experiments, 2) development of the fields of disease of experimental animals, operation, anesthesia, pain relief, animal welfare and animal protection, 3) training for the development of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians, 4) and establishment technical standards. Prof. Jae-Hak Park, Seoul Nat’l Univ. was elected as the first president of KCLAM.
In 31st Oct 2006, KCLAM was joined with the International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine such as ACLAM, ECLAM and JCLAM. After the first training program for the development of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians, technical standards were established. Training programs were proceeded 4 times per year and the main textbook is “Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2nd ed.” with other practical experiences from senior laboratory animal veterinarians.
The first KCLAM certificate examination was held in September, 2009. Eleven DKCLAMs were selected
out of 40 candidates. Before the first certificate examination, 17 tentative DKCLAMs were selected
in June 2007 and then 6 out of 17 tentative DKCLAMs were re-certificated through the first KCLAM certifying
examination. Except for 6, 11 tentative DKCLAMs those who do not register their re-certificates have to pass
the certification exam in two years. Now 28 DKCLAMs play a role as a DKCLAM (17 tentative DKCLAMs and 11
new DKCLAMs). Prof. Jin-Su Han was elected as the 2nd president of KCLAM in 17th October, 2009.It is
anticipated that KCLAM will be a member of the Korean Association of Veterinary Medicine in the near future.