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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 is limited to clerical and technical staff at laboratories engaged in animal disease laboratory diagnosis. 

  • Applicants for Associate Membership must submit, along with their application or dues payment, a letter or note from the director of the organization attesting to the applicant's clerical or technical employee status.

  • 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. 

 Membership application New/ Renewal form






 AAVLD Institution or Agency New / Renewal Membership Form

  • Small lab (<50 faculty and staff) will pay $1000/year and receive an $800 credit toward membership dues.   

  • Medium lab (50-100 faculty and staff) will pay $1500/year and receive a $1200 credit toward membership dues.

  • Large lab (>100 faculty and staff) will pay $2000/year and receive a $1600 credit toward membership dues.

  • Open Flex Enrollment Plan – an option for any size lab; the lab pays for as many memberships as it desires at regular rates plus $500.


Instructions for Calculating an Invoice for Institutional/Agency Membership Payment

1. Complete information for the Institution / Agency that is paying the invoice.  Contact information and email should be whoever is authorizing the invoice.
2. First select a Lab Size or Open Flex Enrollment option.  Note:  Open Flex Enrollment is simpler and provides maximum support to AAVLD operations.
3. Next list the employees that you intend to enroll.

4. Formula for calculating payment to AAVLD:
a. Lab Size Method: 
 Lab Fee + Sum of Membership Fees for those enrolled – Credit = $ Amount Invoiced
b. Open Flex Enrollment Method: 
 Sum of Membership Fees for those enrolled + $500 (base fee) = $ Amount Invoiced
 5. Examples:  *all residual stays with AAVLD to benefit operations for CE and training.
a. Lab Size Method:  A Medium Sized lab chooses to enroll 5 faculty/professional staff $250 each and 4 technical staff @$100 each.
 *To determine invoice:  $1500 (medium lab rate) + $1650 (fee for those enrolled) $1200 (credit) = $1,950 (amount invoiced)
b. Lab Size Method:  A Small Sized lab chooses to enroll 2 faculty/professional staff @ $250 each and 1 technical staff @$100 each.
 *To determine invoice:  $1000 (small lab rate) + $ 600 (fee for those enrolled) - $800 (credit) = $800 (amount invoiced)
c. Open Flex Enrollment Method:  A lab of any size chooses to enroll 8 faculty/professional staff @ $250 each, 5 technical staff @ $100 each, 3 Graduate Students and 2 Residents @ $25 each.
*To determine invoice:  $2,625 (fee for those enrolled) + $500 (base fee) = $3,125 (amount invoiced)
d. Example of Lab not authorized to enroll employees:  A medium sized lab enrolls no employees.
*To determine invoice:  $1500 (medium lab rate) + $ 0 (fee for those enrolled) - $1200 (credit) = $300 (amount invoiced)