Membership Information

 

Want to become a member? Complete the 2020 New Membership Application Form and join today.

New Member- An individual who has never been an AAVLD member.
Renewing Member- A current AAVLD member who is in good standing and want to renew for the upcoming year.
Lapsed Member- An AAVLD member who let their membership lapsed within one year.
Returning Delinquent Member- An AAVLD member who has been inactive for one or more years.

 

If you are interested in becoming an AAVLD member select  Join Now.

If you are a current renewing member and want to renew online select Membership Renewal.

PDF 2020 AAVLD Application Form

PDF 2020 AAVLD Membership Renewal Form

Membership Dues

 

AAVLD membership is open to any individual interested in the disciplines and activities of veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Membership terms are by calendar year (January-December) and membership dues are payable by November 15th of the preceding year (to ensure inclusion in the annual membership directory, eligibility for committee involvement, and receipt of all six issues of the JVDI). Note: In order to receive a discounted rate for the Annual Meeting registration, you are required to be a current AAVLD Member.

 

 

Membership dues for the 2020 membership year are as follows:

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)   

 Full Membership - $250

  • 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 - Waived

 
  • 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 - $62.50

 

  • 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 - $100

 

  • 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.  

Institution or Agency Membership (New)-Multiple fee levels

PDF 2020 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)