EAVLD is a non-profit, independent association with the mission of improving veterinary and public health by providing a platform for communication among veterinary laboratory diagnosticians and to promote the highest standards in European veterinary laboratories.
In 2008 CoVetLab (www.covetlab.org) started an initiative to broaden collaboration on a European level. Modelling itself on the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), in April 2009 the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) was officially formed. The aim was to create an inclusive forum for veterinary laboratory scientists working in all disciplines across the full range of species.
• Member of an association that provides a platform that increases personal standards and standards of the laboratory of members in performing veterinary diagnostics.
• Possibility to contribute to improvement and standardization of veterinary diagnostic techniques.
• Discounted registration fees for attending the biennial EAVLD congress.
• At least 2 EAVLD newsletters per year by e-mail.
• Discounted subscription on Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (hardcopy and/or digital edition).
EAVLD also has a LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/EAVLD-4010747). Both members and non-members of EAVLD can become a member of this LinkedIn group and remain in contact with each other. However, members of the LinkedIn group do not have any of the other EAVLD membership privileges.
Sciensano is the result of a merger between the former Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA) and the ex-Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP). The merger of these two institutes brings together more than a century of scientific expertise in human and animal health.
Sciensano can count on more than 700 staff members to achieving its motto: Healthy all life long. Sciensano focus on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment (the “One health” concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in its unique way to everybody’s health.
With regard to animal health, Sciensano provides scientific and technical support, not only to the federal authorities namely the Federal Public Service for Public Health, food chain safety and environment and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAFSC) but also to professional organisations and front-line laboratories. At international level, we are nominated as EURL and OIE and/or FAO reference of collaborative centers for several viral diseases.
The veterinary laboratories of Sciensano employ more than 100 researchers and laboratory technicians located in Brussels, and an experimental center at Machelen.