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This is the official website of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists. The information on this web site is the property of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and intended for non-commercial purposes only.

Mission Statement
The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) is dedicated to the development, promotion, and dissemination of knowledge in veterinary immunology. This includes immunology of livestock and poultry, companion animals, fish and marine mammals. The AAVI was formed in 1979 by a group of veterinary immunologists assembled at the annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD). The AAVI is open to all veterinary immunologists internationally The AAVI holds an annual business and scientific meeting in conjunction with CRWAD each year as well as an annual symposium in conjunction with the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). The AAVI website outlines many of its activities.

We are seeking nominations for the AAVI Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist (DVI) award, which is intended to honor an immunologist for outstanding contribution to veterinary immunology. Recipients are individuals whose contribution to veterinary immunology is widely acknowledged as significant and important to the understanding of the immunology of domestic and/or wild animals. The award recognizes all specialties of veterinary immunology and is open to members and non-members of AAVI. Any individual other than a current member of the Nominations Committee of AAVI, who is nominated by an AAVI member in good standing, is eligible to be considered for the DVI award. Here is a link to a pdf with additional information including how to nominate someone.

Our Spring 2014 newsletter posted on 3/17/14. See it here or go to our newsletter link to get access to previous newsletters as well.

The new bylaws have been approved. See the new bylaws in the link on the sidebar.

Two new career opportunities are now listed.

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) has been a strong supporter of AAVI and has provided financial support for the distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award and the AAVI/AAI graduate student awards at the Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease (CRWAD) Meeting. We appreciate their contributions and continued collaboration. AAVI members are encouraged to consider membership to our fellow organization, AAI.

For more information about the AAVI, please download the Spring 2014 Newsletter or contact the AAVI Secretary, Glenn Zhang.