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


AUSTIN, Texas — (March 15, 2017) The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) today announced a new grant program in support of innovation in veterinary diagnostics. Thermo Fisher Scientific is sponsoring the program, which is open to AAVLD members and will provide at least $50,000 in funding to individuals pursuing innovative ideas that advance veterinary diagnostic medicine.

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“Through this program we are striving to help define the next generation of scientific breakthroughs and enable important research by innovative individuals in our field,” said Dr. Pat Halbur, president of the AAVLD. “We hope the research generated by this grant will help diagnosticians keep their labs on the leading edge of technology and improve efficiency and profitability.”

“We are proud to sponsor this innovative research program with our partners at the AAVLD,” said Martin Guillet, global head and general manager of AgriBusiness at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Supporting cutting-edge research such as this aligns with our mission to drive creative solutions that will push the boundaries of animal health diagnostics and help our customers make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.”

Proposals will be evaluated for innovativeness, potential for broad impact on veterinary diagnostic medicine, clarity of the proposal, quality of the science, and likelihood that the research can be completed within a year.

Grants will be awarded in October at the AAVLD Conference in San Diego. AAVLD will distribute the request for proposals to its members, along with guidelines for the program in the coming weeks. For more information on the grant program, AAVLD Innovation Grant Terms and Conditions.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and more than 55,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.



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 http://www.aavld.org and all members will receive a registration email for easy access.  Watch for your registration email in the coming weeks.

AAVLD membership now totals over 1000, with members from more than 32 countries worldwide.The following are among the benefits and resources AAVLD provides to its members. AAVLD newsletter, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, AAVLD discussion list, Annual Meeting, Committees, Information of interest to our members, AAVLD maintains a distribution list in order to inform members in a timely matter of topics of particular interest. If you provided an email address upon joining the AAVLD, you will be automatically added to this list. A variety of notices are sent to this list monthly. read more...

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