Ashley Norberg, animal technician II in the Integrated Vivarium Services (IVS) unit of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian, recently received the 2019 Technician of the Year award by the Northern Rocky Mountain American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Branch. This award recognizes animal care technical staff that go above and beyond their job descriptions and is a tribute to the technician’s integrity, work ethic and excellence.
Norberg has worked for Washington State University for over five years. She has become an integral part of providing high quality animal care to the research and teaching animals housed the WSU Pullman IVS facilities. Her professional, compassionate, skilled and dedicated care of the animals is a true asset to the researchers, instructors and campus veterinary services. Norberg holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, is certified with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) and is working on her Master’s Degree.
The Northern Rocky Mountain AALAS Branch encompasses research academic institutions and biomedical companies in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Branch serves its members with information, networking and learning opportunities within the field of laboratory animal science.