About AAVP

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)

The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization founded in 1956 with approximately 300 members. Most members are from the United States and Canada with about 10% of members from other countries outside of North America.

AAVP members are practitioners, educators, and scientists from academia, industry, and government interested in parasites of companion, food-producing, and domesticated animals and wildlife, some of which are transmissible to humans. Members of AAVP study these parasites to ultimately find new or better ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or reduce infections in animals and in humans.

The mission of the AAVP is to lead and partner with our members in advancing veterinary parasitology education, research, practice and service to improve human and animal health. AAVP will accomplish this mission by providing:

  • An annual conference for sharing research and educational advances
  • Recognizing distinguished veterinary parasitologists and their research
  • Support to students interested in veterinary parasitology
  • A bi-annual educator’s symposium
  • Prepare and publish a newsletter for members three times a year
  • Electronic discussion forums
  • Veterinary publications
  • Speakers and programs to veterinary professional meetings

For more information, please visit the AAVP website.

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