European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians



The EAVLD has a Memorandum of Understanding together with the European Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) and European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM). The six objectives for the collaboration are:

  • Standardize methods and procedures used by veterinary diagnostic laboratories.
  • Standardize evidence-based antimicrobial therapy, antimicrobial stewardship and best infection control practices in veterinary medicine.
  • Contribute to the training of ECVM-certified specialists.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of controlling the emergence of drug-resistant microorganisms using a One Health intersectoral approach.
  • Implement One Health research and training collaborations and proficiency testing between human and veterinary clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists within areas of common interests.
  • Co-organization of conferences for veterinary microbiological diagnosticians in Europe as a platform for communication, networking and scientific update.