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The AHDC is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The purpose of the AAVLD accreditation program, as presented in its mission statement, “is to accredit public veterinary diagnostic laboratories in North America relative to technical and operational competence compatible with appropriate standards and to provide an administrative assessment.” The AAVLD Requirements for an Accredited Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, AC1, Version 2021-01, guide the AHDC Quality System, which provides the framework for planning, implementing, documenting, and assessing all diagnostic work and supports the delivery of accurate, reliable, traceable test results for AHDC clients.

The AHDC, in addition, has maintained a Biological Scope of Accreditation with the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) since 2009. Specific tests offered by the AHDC virology, bacteriology, serology and molecular diagnostic laboratories meet ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Calibration Laboratories and A2LA’s specific policy requirements for an accredited laboratory.

The AHDC, furthermore, satisfies the quality and regulatory requirements for its function of Level 1 Laboratory in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).

The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Accreditation


A2LA Accreditation


NAHLN accreditation certificate