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Article 1- Name
Section1. The name of the Association shall be the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
Section2. The Association shall be a not-for-profit organization in fact, and its officers shall comply with the laws of the state in which the Association is incorporated.

Article II- Purpose
The mission of the WAVLD is to improve animal health, human health and One Health by assuring the availability of quality and accurate veterinary diagnostic laboratory testing in laboratories around the world. The mission is accomplished by:

  • · Disseminating the latest information relating to the diagnosis of animal diseases through outstanding global educational symposia.
  • · Encouraging and assisting within the organization of associations of veterinary laboratory diagnosticians in all countries of the world.
  • · Providing consulting assistance to countries wishing to build and operate state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratories.
  • · Support One Health activities toward the improvement of the health and welfare of animals and humans throughout the world.

Article III- Officers and Executive Committee
The officers of the Association shall be President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President and Executive Director. The officers plus the Immediate past president shall constitute the Executive Committee.

Article IV- Executive Board
Section 1. The Executive Board shall constitute the administrative body of the Association and shall perform duties as may be prescribed by the Bylaws.
Section 2. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, and at least three (3) Board members.

Article V- Membership
Section1. Any veterinary diagnostic laboratory worker engaged in the field of disease diagnosis in animals is implicitly a member of the WAVLD and is eligible to register for continuing educational meetings. Currently, there is no formal membership in the WAVLD and there are no dues.

Article VI- Meetings
The meetings of the Association are scheduled to be biennial but the Board of Directors and Officers reserve the right to alter this schedule.

Article VII- Dissolution
In the event of the termination and dissolution of the Association, the remaining assets will be distributed by the Executive Board to an organization or organizations qualifying under Section 501 (c) (6) or Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Article VIII- Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the Executive Board.