Membership Information



Want to become a member? Fill out the 2015 New Membership application form and join today.

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For a PDF Form to mail/fax select link below. Please insure you select if you are a renewing member or a New Member. A New Member is someone who has never been an AAVLD member or someone who has let their membership expire after December 31.

2015 AAVLD Membership New/Renewal Form

2016 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.  Note: In order to receive an Annual Meeting registration discounted rate you are required to be a current year AAVLD Member.


Membership dues for the 2015 membership year are as follows:

  • Full membership - $200.00
  • Graduate Student/Resident membership - $25.00
  • Vet Student/Undergraduate membership - $25.00
  • Retired membership - $25.00
  • Associate membership - $35.00

 Full Membership - $200


  • 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.