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.

 

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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:

  • Full membership - $250.00
  • Graduate Student/Resident membership - $25.00
  • Vet Student/Undergraduate membership - Waived
  • Retired membership - $62.50
  • Associate membership - $100.00
  • Institution or Agency Membership (New) - Multiple fee levels 
  • Affiliated Industry Membership (New) - $2500.00

 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

AAVLD Institution or Agency Membership electronic form

PDF 2020 AAVLD Institution or Agency New Membership Form

PDF 2020 AAVLD Institution or Agency Renewal Form

  • Designed for state and national institutions or organizations such as colleges, departments or laboratories, and government agencies.
  • Designed to get people who have not been individual members involved in AAVLD and experience the benefits AAVLD provides to the profession and stakeholders served.
    • Those enrolled in this membership category cannot have been an individual AAVLD member for the last 2 years.
    • The maximum time diagnosticians/faculty can be enrolled through this membership category is 2 years.
  • Fees are based on lab size.
    • Labs with less than 50 faculty and staff: $500
    • Labs with 50-100 faculty and staff: $1000
    • Labs with greater than 100 faculty and staff: $1500
  • Benefits
    • Electronic access to JVDI for 10 people
    • Reduced registration fees for 10 people/year to attend the annual meeting
    • Access to newsletter and listserv for 10 people
    • Electronic access to membership directory
    • Access to recorded webinars
    • Access to “best practice videos of laboratory techniques”
    • Representation in national and international animal health policy development
    • Those individuals and institutions or organizations or agencies represented do not have voting rights in AAVLD
Do not have the right to hold office or chair a committee

 Affiliated Industry Membership (New)-$2500

AAVLD Organization Membership electronic form

PDF AAVLD Organization New Membership Form

PDF AAVLD Organization Renewal Form

  • Designed for allied industries, private and commercial laboratories
  • Fee: $2500
  • Benefits
    • Listed as Affiliated or Allied Members in JVDI and AAVLD website
    • Electronic access to JVDI for 10 people
    • Reduced registration fees for 10 people/year to attend the annual meeting
    • Access to newsletter and listserv for 10 people
    • Electronic access to membership directory
    • Access to recorded webinars
    • Access to “best practice videos of laboratory techniques”
    • Representation in national and international animal health policy development
    • Those individuals and institutions or organizations or agencies represented do not have voting rights in AAVLD
    • Do not have the right to hold office or chair a committee