Scand-LAS was founded in 1970. Today the Society has around 350 members, mainly from the Nordic and the Baltic countries.
Membership is open to everyone working within the field of laboratory animal science.
Scand-LAS is a member of the international laboratory animal science organization FELASA (Federation of the European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) and ICLAS (International Council for Laboratory Animals).
Scand-LAS has standing working groups on education, health monitoring and pain, stress and discomfort, as well as policy.
A meeting is held every spring in connection with the general assembly. Following a fixed order, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Sweden are the host countries for these meetings.