TBAALAS awards are presented annually at the Branch meeting. Watch the web site and your newsletter for nomination forms and deadlines. Think about recognizing co-workers all through the year, then nominate them!
The nomination deadline for 2023/2024 awards is December 15th. Don't wait until the last minute!
***NEW*** Cage Wash Excellence
This award recognizes an outstanding cagewash employee who goes the extra mile to ensure the facility and animals have what they need. This award is sponsored by Tecniplast with a $100 honorarium.
Technician Recognition Awards
"Rookie‘, ‘Non-Supervisor ‘and ‘Supervisor' awards are presented to animal care technicians, animal health technologists, research technicians or supervisors for outstanding contributions to the field of Laboratory Animal Science. These award winners receive a plaque, $100 honorarium and a free TBAALAS membership for 1 year.
Charles River Laboratories Outstanding Clinical Veterinarian Award
Presented to a TBAALAS member who devotes at least 75% of his/her professional time to clinical laboratory animal medicine and sustains superior clinical performance. The winner receives a plaque from Charles River.
Helen Jordan Vendor's Award
This award is presented each year to one of our Allied Trades friends for their support and involvement in the Texas Branch of AALAS. The Awards Committee is responsible for judging and selection of the Helen Jordan Vendor's Award sponsored by TBAALAS. This award recognizes individuals who have through their support advanced the TBAALAS goals and purposes of continuing education, training and knowledge exchange. Judging criteria and application form here.
Four awards are given for noteworthy presentations, poster or oral, at our annual meeting by a non-professional (no DVM's or PhD's eligible). The winner receives a plaque and $100 honorarium from our sponsored vendors. Sponsoring vendors to be announced later.
The Education & Training Committee awards a stipend to a TBAALAS member to attend the AALAS National Meeting. The winner is selected from applications and support letters from employers.