American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

             The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)

                         is a not-for-profit professional organization which seeks to:


  • Disseminate information relating to the diagnosis of animal diseases Coordinate diagnostic activities of regulatory, research and service laboratories

  • Establish uniform diagnostic techniques
  • Improve existing diagnostic techniques
  • Develop new diagnostic techniques
  • Establish accepted guidelines for the improvement of diagnostic laboratory organizations relative to personnel qualifications and facilities
  • Act as a consultant to the United States Animal Health Association on uniform diagnostic criteria involved in regulatory animal disease programs

          AAVLD Vision & Mission



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Accreditation FAQ Qtr 4 2014 Click here

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The AAVLD is a world leader in advancing the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science to promote global animal health and One Health.



The AAVLD promotes continuous improvement and public awareness of veterinary diagnostic laboratories by advancing the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science.  The AAVLD provides avenues for education, communication, peer-reviewed publication, collaboration, outreach, and laboratory accreditation.


Motto:  Advancing veterinary diagnostic laboratory science


Core values

The AAVLD is committed to these core values:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Engagement of members
  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration
  • Support of One Health



  1. Advocate for the role of veterinary diagnostic laboratories in global health
  2. Foster the continuous improvement of diagnostic laboratory techniques and processes, personnel qualifications, and facilities
  3. Promote the continued professional growth of members
  4. Disseminate information concerning the diagnosis/monitoring of animal health and disease surveillance
  5. Provide a formal accreditation process for veterinary medical diagnostic laboratories
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