The new AAVLD grant program in support of innovation in veterinary diagnostics – with Thermo Fisher Scientific sponsoring the program – is open to AAVLD members and will provide at least $50,000 in funding to individuals pursuing innovative ideas that advance veterinary diagnostic medicine.

  “Through this program we are striving to help define the next generation of scientific breakthroughs and enable important research by innovative individuals in our field,” said Dr. Pat Halbur, president of the AAVLD. “We hope the research generated by this grant will help diagnosticians keep their labs on the leading edge of technology and improve efficiency and profitability.”

  “We are proud to sponsor this innovative research program with our partners at the AAVLD,” said Martin Guillet, global head and general manager of AgriBusiness at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Supporting cutting-edge research such as this aligns with our mission to drive creative solutions that will push the boundaries of animal health diagnostics and help our customers make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.”

 Proposals will be evaluated for innovativeness, potential for broad impact on veterinary diagnostic medicine, clarity of the proposal, quality of the science, and likelihood that the research can be completed within a year.

Grants will be awarded in October at the AAVLD Conference in San Diego.


Jim Kistler, IOM
Executive Director
American Association Of
Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians