Membership Information



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2014 AAVLD Membership Renewal Form

Membership Dues

AAVLD membership is open to any individual interested in animal disease laboratory diagnosis. Memberships run by the calendar year (January-December) and membership dues payments are due by November 15th of preceding year to ensure inclusion in the membership directory and receipt of all six issues of JVDI.  


Membership dues for the 2014 membership year are as follows:

  • Full membership - $175.00
  • Graduate Student/Resident membership - $25.00
  • Vet Student/Undergraduate membership - $25.00
  • Retired membership - $25.00
  • Associate membership - $35.00


Full Membership - $175


  • Subscription to the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
  • Discounted registration to the annual AAVLD scientific meeting held in conjunction with the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA).
  • Newsletter covering association news.
  • Membership directory of veterinary laboratory diagnosticians from 50 states, 9 Canadian provinces and 28 countries.
  • Representation in national and international policy developments in animal health.
  • AAVLD Foundation for tax-exempt contributions for the advancement of veterinary diagnostics.
  • Access to the AAVLD listserv, an open discussion on topics in veterinary diagnostic medicine.

Graduate Student/Resident Membership - $25


  • Graduate Student/Resident Membership is available to members concurrently pursuing residency training or graduate studies in a discipline directly related to animal disease diagnosis.
  • Includes all the benefits of full membership.
  • Proof of enrollment must be submitted with your membership application.  
  • Membership at this level is limited to 7 years.  

Veterinary Student/Undergraduate Membership - $25

  • Limited to students in a veterinary school or in undergraduate programs considering a career in veterinary medicine.
  • Online Only JVDI subscription (does not include print copies of JVDI)
  • Does not have voting rights or the ability to hold office or chair a committee.

 Retired Membership - $25


  • Any individual who has been an active member of AAVLD for at least the past 10 years and is retired from active professional life may request Retired Membership status.
  •  Includes all the benefits of full membership.

Associate Membership - $35


  • Associate Membership is limited to clerical and technical staff laboratories engaged in animal disease laboratory diagnosis.  
  • Includes all the benefits of full membership except that Associate members do not receive a subscription to the  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and do not have the right to vote,hold an Association office or chair/co-chair a committee.  




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