In January, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education hosted the Southeastern American Association of Laboratory Animals Annual Meeting (SEAALAS). The theme of the event was “Sharing is Caring: Building Strong Relationships for Stronger Science,” and brought together over 130 professionals in academia, government and private industry in the southeast who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. The meeting showcased the work of several of UGA’s Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences faculty in this area, many of whom are designated Laboratory Animal Technologist, the highest level of industry certification available. Conference attendees also participated in wet lab training at the College of Veterinary Medicine, learning handling and clinical procedures for chickens, the function and safety with anesthesia vaporizers, and a suture lab.