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The Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM) is an exciting international group of people with a passion for both blood banking and studying the role of blood in health and disease. Hematologic diseases are some of the most common and most devastating diseases faced by our veterinary patients. Our group works together to better understand and improve diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Our overall goal is to improve the outcomes of donors and pets with blood disorders by:

  • creating new veterinary blood banking standards, improving transfusion standards worldwide
  • disseminating current state of the art knowledge in hematology and transfusion medicine
  • supporting and organizing research to improve our understanding of hematologic diseases and their management

We offer many member benefits. Most importantly, we are a community of people with all different levels of experience and expertise who are excited to discuss blood disorders and blood banking in a productive and encouraging environment. Whether you are an expert platelet biologist, starting up a hospital blood bank, a keen general practitioner or nurse or anything in between, we hope AVHTM has something of interest to you and we welcome you to join the AVHTM family!

Incorporation of Association of Veterinary Hematology & Transfusion Medicine Inc (AVHTM)

Section 1.2 Purposes. AVHTM is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding provision or provisions of any subsequent  nited States revenue law (the "Code"). Within the scope of the foregoing purposes, and not by way of limitation thereof, AVHTM is organized and operated to function as a global forum for veterinary and medical professionals to gather, exchange ideas, conduct educational seminars, advance and publish research in peer-reviewed publications, and generally foster the science and clinical art of the field veterinary hematology and transfusion medicine.

The objectives of AVHTM are as follows:

(a) to associate and affiliate into one organization doctors of veterinary medicine and human medicine, as well as members of allied health professions and basic sciences; and other individuals who have a special interest in veterinary hematology and transfusion medicine.

(b) to support and promote education and research in veterinary transfusion medicine and hematology.

(c) to sponsor and/or conduct and/or participate in scientific, research, and educational meetings dealing with one or more aspects of veterinary hematology and transfusion medicine, and to discuss and disseminate scientific findings related to the fields of veterinary hematology and transfusion medicine.

Section 1.3 Powers. AVHTM is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Arizona and shall have all of the powers, duties, authorizations and responsibilities to conduct its lawful business; provided, however, AVHTM shall neither have nor exercise any power, nor engage directly or indirectly in any activity, that would invalidate its status as a corporation that is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

~ AVHTM Bylaws


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Financial Statements

Conflicts of Interest

Nondiscrimination Policy - The Officers, Directors, committee members, employees, independent contractors, and persons served by AVHTM shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.  It is the policy of AVHTM not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national origin.

Photo credit: Donor photos provided with permission by Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank and NCSU Small Animal Services Blood Bank

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PO Box 1234
Sahuarita AZ 85629-1004 USA

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AVHTM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 46-2687102. Donations are tax-deductible.