ARPAS: Promoting professional competency and a culture of integrity

ARPAS Online Exams!

In light of summer meeting cancellations and social distancing protocols, ARPAS is now offering remotely proctored online exams.

Please visit the Online Exam page to learn how to apply.

*The ARPAS Foundation pays exam fees for graduate students taking the ARPAS exam for the first time.

Applied Animal Science


Journal Impact Factor (2022) = 1.5*
*Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. 

Elsevier’s CiteScore (2022) = 2.6*
*CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four yeas (e.g., 2018-2021) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in this same four years (2018-2021).


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ARPAS Newsletter

Thursday, May 25, 2023

ARPAS Announcements

REMINDER! Nominate a Highly Qualified Individual for ARPAS membership!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2023 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award

ARPAS at 2023 ASAS

Reminder: ARPAS Offering ONLINE EXAMS

Reminder: AAS Journal Access Activation Process

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

President’s Letter

Heidi Rossow, PhD, PAS

ARPAS President
UC Davis, Vet Med Teaching and Research Center

Hi and welcome to spring 2023! With hardships and difficulties in maintaining and recruiting new memberships in the past several years due to COVID, ARPAS has been focused on updating its organization, recruiting, renewing memberships, and showing the benefits of belonging to ARPAS. It truly has been a team effort and several of these efforts are described below.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Executive Vice President’s Report

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

ARPAS Executive Vice President

ARPAS: Promoting professional competency and a culture of integrity

ARPAS is a Registry of accredited professional animal scientists. Such membership is the reason ARPAS exists—and needs to grow.


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