Providence, Rhode Island


The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) are returning to the Northeast for their 62nd and 123rd Annual Meeting respectively.  We will be meeting in Providence, RI during the week of October 24-30, 2019. 
AAVLD and USAHA are the premier organizations providing you the latest information on veterinary diagnostic laboratory science, animal health, and disease regulation policy throughout the United States.



Photo Contest


Please make plans to join us!
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The AAVLD NEWS is distributed by email to all members. For website browsing convenience, a COPY of the most recent AAVLD newsletter is below.  To download a hot copy with active links,  Click here

A complete set of Proceedings of the AAVLD (including those that were a part of USLSA proceedings from 1958-1974) has been delivered to the Manuscript Collection under American Archive of Veterinary Medicine in the Parks Library at Iowa State University in the mid 80’s as per recommendation of the AAVLD Board of Governors (future HOD) in 1984.












Photo Contest


Showcase your perspective on animal agriculture and laboratory sciences!


USAHA and AAVLD are proud to announce a Photo Contest for members of both organizations. It's a great opportunity to highlight the work of our members, with a look through your "lens."


Winners and entries will be featured at the President’s Dinner on October 27 in Providence.


Photos must be submitted in accordance with the RULES, by October 1, 2019.



  • Animal Agriculture- $500 Winner, $250 Runner-up
  • Laboratory Science - $300 Winner, $100 Runner-up

Limit one photo per person per category (limit 2 total)


Finalists from each category will be selected for the People’s Choice, with a prize of $400


USAHA and AAVLD Executive Committees will be responsible for selecting winners and finalists for the People’s Choice. Category winners will not be eligible for People’s Choice award.


Entry Forms:

> Animal Agriculture

> Laboratory Science

The AAVLD is pleased to offer a new continuing education service in conjunction with the World Veterinary Association and the World Continuing Education Alliance. 

This offers AAVLD members access to the largest resource of veterinary continuing education in the world.

The AAVLD Education Portal will soon be available to all members on the AAVLD website and all members will receive a registration email for easy access.  Watch for your registration email in the coming weeks.

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AAVLD Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant

AAVLD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Announce Recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program 

The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) andThermo Fisher Scientific joined forces to promote a new grant program in support of innovation in veterinary diagnostics.  The call for proposals received an enthusiastic response and a large number of high quality applicants.  During the Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO the grant winners were announced.

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