The Federation of South American Societies of Laboratory Animal Science, FESSACAL, is an international scientific society that represents the common interests of the associations which constitute it in all topics related to the Laboratory Animal Science in South America.


FESSACAL was founded in 1999, from the concern of a group of people from several countries in South America, which identified the need for a South American Federation which cover all the local Laboratory Animal Associations.

Currently, there are in the Region seven countries with strong partnerships (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Perú and Venezuela).

FESSACAL encourages other countries to form their own associations in South America.

Twenty years have passed since FESSACAL began with lots of challenges and successes. In this scenario, the new Executive Committee has made a Report with the History of the Federation.