Volume V11-12 | November-December 2019
Laboratory Diagnosticians' News Matters
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
AAVLD President’s Message
It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of AAVLD for the year 2020 following into the footsteps of others who have built and strengthened this organization.
I thank Dr. Keith Bailey for his service and leadership this past year as the President and for his efforts to seek funding for the AAVLD labs. Farm bill monies and prioritization will remain our focus this and in the coming years for improving lab infrastructure, so we are ready to respond for threats like African swine fever or other animal health issues, and that we maintain a ready state.
I also want to thank partner organizations USAHA, USDA, FDA, CDC, industry and allied associations, who remain engaged with us. We will want to nurture and continue building these bonds to further foster collaborations and for supporting the One Health mission. Dedicating the plenary session for the 2019 meeting to the One Health was one of these steps in supporting the organizational mission. Creating the learning opportunities for our members throughout the year will now also be our attempt for better engagement and workforce development.  
In my association with many of our members, I am always impressed with those who volunteer their time to enhance our profession and services to the stakeholders. What particularly is impressive to me is the bonds we make within the organization through the committees and workgroups helps drive the innovation with the goal of betterment of animal health. I am confident that committees and our members will help advancing the organizational goals while we preserve and push innovation, connection and inclusivity as main drivers within our organization. It is also important for AAVLD leadership to communicate and highlight the contributions our organization makes towards animal health and trade. I want to continue our efforts in educating others about such contributions.
I plan to invest the year ahead in learning the needs of our members and member labs and working together to make the organization better is my commitment. I feel fortunate to have support of the Board, the Executive team and the AAVLD staff in continuing to improve member experience of belonging to the organization.
Deepanker Tewari BVSc, PhD, DACVM
President, AAVLD 2020

Post Convention and Year End News
Dear AAVLD colleagues and friends:

The 2019 annual meeting was held in Providence Rhode Island late in October. The weather and fall colors were wonderful. Over 1300 people attended the joint meetings of the AAVLD and USAHA. The keynote speaker at the Monday Joint Plenary Session was Dr. Juan Lubroth, DVM, PhD, ACVPM; the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Dr. Lubroth also met for a candid discussion with the AAVLD Executive Board. Our Foundation Dinner and Auction raised the second highest amount ever, with over $17,000 in contributions – thank you for your generosity! On Sunday night, the Joint President’s Dinner was a time of fellowship and recognition – numerous awards were distributed including Dr. David Steffen for the Pope Award (our highest organizational award), Dr. Francisco Uzal for the Distinguished Service Award, and Stacy Pollack for our new award, the Oustanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services. Enjoy the photos below.
David J. Steffen, DVM, PhD, ACVP
University of Nebraska
Congratulations David J Steffen!
E.P. Pope Award

I extend my sincere gratitude to the many who came before me and provided friendship and mentorship within AAVLD and the profession. I am grateful to my contemporaries with whom I work closely to advance diagnostic science and the broad goals of AAVLD. I also am grateful to those who follow and build on these foundations.
It is a blessing to work using scientific knowledge to help others.
Every day I am provided the opportunity to develop meaningful, productive relationships with clients and scientists as we partner to improve the economic vitality of animal agriculture, the emotional health of pet owners, and the general health of animal populations and all people. The relationships built while addressing these challenges together give meaning to the work. The AAVLD is an excellent vehicle for advancing relationships, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities afforded by the partnerships I have with members of AAVLD and USAHA. It is a treasure. David Steffen

Editor's Note: Dr. Steffen's complete professional bio will be published in the next issue of the JVDI.
2019 Presidents Dinner
Congratulations Francisco A. Uzal!
Distinguished Service Award

Francisco is a Professor of Diagnostic Pathology and Branch Chief of the San Bernardino Laboratory of the California Animal Health and Food Safety, UCDavis, where he has been working since 2001. He was born in Argentina and got his DVM from University of Buenos Aires (1982), MSc (pathology) from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (1989), and PhD from University of Queensland, Australia (1998). He did his post-doc at the University of Queensland, Australia (1998). He became ACVP Board certified in 2006.
Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVP ,
University of California, Davis
Before moving permanently to the USA he worked as a diagnostic/research pathologist for ~ 18 years at a diagnostic laboratory of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in Patagonia, Argentina.
He is a leading expert on clostridial diseases of animals with special emphasis in enteric diseases. Dr. Uzal has published ~ 250 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the senior author of the chapter on “Alimentary Diseases”, for the 6 th edition of “Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s Pathology of Domestic Animals” (2015, Elsevier) and the first author of the recently published textbook on Clostridial diseases of animals (2016, Wiley and Blackwell). He has also authored chapters on clostridial diseases in several traditional veterinary texbooks such as Diseases of Poultry, Diseases of pigs and Textbook of Internal Medicine. He has an active NIH research program on clostridial diseases with special emphasis on enteric diseases produced by Clostridium perfringens. Dr Uzal is an Associated Editor and Photo Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and an Associated Editor of Anaerobe, and member of the Editorial Board of several other journals. He has been chair and co-chair of several AAVLD and ACVP Committees and is currently co-chair of the Pathology Committee of AAVLD.
He is currently the President of the Davis/Thompson Foundation and President of the Latin Comparative Pathology Group. Over the past 18+ years he has mentored a large number of veterinarians and vet students visiting his laboratory in California from many countries in the world. He lectures regularly in many countries of Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. He received the 2016 Life Achievement Award from Henaac and the 2018 Davis/Thompson Foundation Robert Farrell Teaching Award.
Grant Maxie, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Life Membership

In recognition of longevity as an active contributing member of the AAVLD.
Daniel P. Shaw, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Congratulations Stacy Pollock!
AAVLD Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services

“Stacy has delivered truly outstanding performance since she started at the lab in 1993. However the last four years have conspired to pile a series of Herculean tasks one on top of another which she has delivered on without fail. … including… a key person in the response to the $3.3 B HPAI event in 2015. The testimonials from clients and colleagues affirm that she has great people skills in addition to her tremendous attention to detail and ‘git-er-done’ dedication.”
Jerry Torrison, Director, MN VDL University of Minnesota
Stacy Pollock
Laboratory Manager
Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory
Wilmar Minnesota
University of Minnesota
First Annual Meeting Photo Contest
For the first time, our joint annual meeting with USAHA featured a membership photo contest. Dr. Martin Zaluski of Montana developed the idea, after seeing it at another professional meeting. There were two general categories, one for each organization. The winners received a monetary award. See these fantastic winning photos below. 
Got Milk?
Kathy Simmons
Animal Agriculture Winner
Snow, Fog and Longhorns
Jodie Webster
Runner-up, Animal Agriculture

Crystalline Butterflies
(polarized calcium oxalate crystals)
Erin Edwards
Laboratory Science Winner

Beauty or the Beast
Jay Kay Thornton
Laboratory Science,

Feeding Time
Skip Oertli
People’s Choice Award

2019 AAVLD Annual Awards
Each year during the annual meeting, AAVLD makes numerous professional achievement, presentation and travel awards to our members. This year, was the first year for our newest award… the Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services. Please take some time to scan the list below and reach out to a few that you may know and let them know how proud we all are of their achievements. 
David Zeman, AAVLD Executive Director
Steve Hooser, Awards Committee Chair
Annual Meeting Committee News
Creative Title Contest Winner announced from Bacteriology Case Report Session
This year, Bacteriology Case Report Titles were judged by a representative from Giles Scientific (thank you Nik!). The winning title submitted by Dr. Melanie Landis from TVMDL was “ And this little piggy cried bow wow wow all the way home”.  The lucky winner took home bragging rights and MRSA, or at least a small stuffed MRSA microbe. The tradition for most creative title will continue in 2020, with a monetary gift donated by Giles Scientific.
Story by Kerry Sondgeroth
NGS workshop Held at AAVLD Annual Meeting: Getting Started with NGS (Next Generation Sequencing)” in Veterinary Diagnostics
The Laboratory Technology and Virology Committees worked together and held a pre-meeting workshop “Getting Started with NGS (Next Generation Sequencing)”. Two identical sessions were held, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The workshop was designed to provide participants with an overview and some experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). The focus of the workshop was to provide some basics for laboratories that may be new to NGS or considering exploring NGS for use in their veterinary diagnostic settings. Dr. Laura Goodman (AHDC, Cornell) gave a brief introduction and overview of NGS; Dr. Douglas Marthaler (formerly from UMN-VDL and KSU-VDL, currently with Illumina) presented information detailing NGS and library preparations; and Dr. Michael Feldgarden (NCBI) reviewed tools (freeware) available for sequence analysis with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) as an example. Two sessions were held in order to accommodate the most people while maintaining a small enough group for interaction. The workshop was well attended with >70 participants.
AAVLD 2019 Publications Committee Report from Annual Meeting
The Publications Committee is one of seven standing AAVLD Committees and serves as an advisory committee for AAVLD publications; providing input from members on the value, context and advancement of association publications. Topics discussed were the AAVLD website and some difficulties in navigating as well as updating content, content of the Newsletter, and how to improve communications. The committee proposed a name change to “Communications Committee” as well as a review of mission in an effort to update and more accurately reflect committee activities. Again, this year, the Publications Committee overlapped (1 hr. joint meeting) with the JVDI Editorial Board to discuss the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigations (JVDI). The JVDI is the official journal of AAVLD with its key objectives to promote the science of veterinary laboratory medicine and the betterment of animal and public health.
Story by Pam Ferro
EDITOR’S NOTE:  The HOD passed the proposed name change in our Bylaws at its second meeting in Providence. This reflects the committee’s broader charge and evolution of our organization relative to how we communicate in general, especially digitally.  The new committee name is the Communications Committee. DHZ
Diagnostic Lab Q&A session Held for Third Year at Annual Meeting
For the third year an open Q&A session was held from 4:30-5:15pm Thursday evening (10/24). The intent of the session was to enable interaction between fellow laboratorians; asking questions and seeking answers from others who may have “been there and done that”. Topics that arose included long-term archiving of histopathology slides (glass v. film), auto fecal counting equipment (clients using in clinic), how best to communicate with clients preferred sampling (e.g. submit two swabs when desiring bacteria culture), automation equipment (e.g. ELISA, DNA/RNA cleanup, illumina), fungal identification via sequencing (trouble with extraction, esp. when only have FFPE tissues available, use of NGS, etc.), issues encountered with identification/reporting of antibiotic resistant bacteria (e.g. best sample, human involvement, etc), equipment issues and solutions, problems with testing or test kits, as well as how to improve communications amongst the people that may be affected. Approximately 40 people participated ranging from laboratory directors to technical staff to industry partners which provided an open and insightful discussion.
Story by Pam Ferro
AAVLD 2019 Virology Committee Report from Annual Meeting
The Virology Committee is a special appointed committee whose mission is to provide avenues for education and communication in order to improve veterinary diagnostics as well as public awareness of animal and zoonotic viral diseases. Dr. Albert Rovira (UMN-VDL) presented on emerging/re-emerging viruses in pigs and Dr. Ed Dubovi (AHDC, Cornell) presented on CFR9 testing and fetal bovine serum (FBS) in veterinary diagnostics. The committee discussed capturing information for future diagnosticians and will begin with FBS in VDLs. Discussed using the ListServ more and provided instructions for AAVLD members to sign up (the ListServ is open to all AAVLD members interested in Virology topics). The committee also discussed topics for symposia in the future (e.g. NGS, interspecies transmission of viruses/viral ecology, coronaviruses, etc.), as well as discussed issues surrounding the lack of reagents for EHD AGID (required by certain countries for export).
Story by Pam Ferro
Thank You to our Exhibitors and Sponsors of the 62 nd Annual Meeting! 
The generous contributions and participation by our Exhibitors and Sponsors is a huge part of our conference success year after year. On behalf of the AAVLD, we would like to thank these companies for their commitment to our organization and helping us to achieve our mission.

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Next Year's Membership renewals due by November 15!
AAVLD membership is open to any individual interested in the disciplines and activities of veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Membership terms are by calendar year (January-December) and membership dues are payable by November 15th of the preceding year (to ensure inclusion in the annual membership directory, eligibility for committee involvement, and receipt of all six issues of the JVDI). Note: In order to receive a discounted rate for the Annual Meeting registration, you are required to be a current AAVLD Member. Renew your membership today!
If you have not renewed for 2020 your membership will expire on December 31, 2019.
If you membership expires, you will no longer have access to the AAVLD List service. You will need to be logged in to the AAVLD website to access the 2020 Renewal Form. www.aavld.org ->Log in->Quick Links->Renew NNow 2020.
Make a difference
Committee work is the foundation of AAVLD's ability to fulfill its mission. If you are interested in joining a committee and contributing to its efforts, please email the appropriate committee chair.
JVDI In Focus
The goal of JVDI in Focus is to bring attention to an interesting article appearing in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation . This month’s focus is on an article in the upcoming January issue: “Diagnosis of canine brucellosis: comparison of various serologic tests and PCR” by Juliana P. S. Mol, Andressa C. B. Guedes, Camila Eckstein, Amanda P. N. Quintal, Tayse D. Souza, Luis A. Mathias, João Paulo A. Haddad, Tatiane A. Paixão, Renato L. Santos.
J Vet Diagn Invest 2020;32(1)

Abstract. Canine brucellosis is an infectious and contagious disease associated with reproductive losses in breeding kennels. As a zoonotic disease, it poses a risk to human health, especially for veterinarians and breeders who handle materials potentially contaminated with Brucella canis . However, canine brucellosis is a neglected and underestimated disease given the difficulties in establishing a definitive diagnosis. We evaluated the frequency of detection of B. canis in 5 breeding kennels by using various serologic methods and PCR. Circulation of B. canis in these kennels was confirmed by bacterial isolation. The frequency of positive serologic results varied from 6.3% by AGID to 16.5% by dot-ELISA. There was no positive serology for smooth Brucella. PCR testing was positive in 13.9% of samples. The only detection tests with reasonable agreement were PCR and 2ME-MAT. The diagnosis of canine brucellosis remains challenging. The use of a single laboratory method, or even the use of different laboratory methods, may not be sufficient to reach a definitive diagnosis.
AAVLD Members in the News
Many thanks for the service of AAVLD 2019- Immediate Past President, Stephen Hooser!
Dr. Hooser was born and raised amongst the corn fields of central Illinois and has a twinge of claustrophobia if he can’t see more than a mile in each direction. He attended Eastern Illinois University followed by the University of Illinois where he was awarded a DVM, MS, and PhD. In 1989, he passed the examinations for, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Since his colleagues in Veterinary Toxicology finished their programs before him, academic and diagnostic positions were scarce, so he accepted a post-doctoral research position in Toxicology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This lead to many opportunities including a call in late 1992 asking if he and his long-suffering wife (by this time she had already endured 17 years of my advanced education) would be interested in moving to The Netherlands for a year in a paid position, with an apartment and car provided, where he would undertake a second research post-doc and she would be able to ride Dressage nearly every day. They did not have to think about this for too long. While in The Netherlands, he applied for a diagnostic/academic position at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory/Dept of Comparative Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University where he became a full professor and just celebrated 25 years on the faculty. One of his notable accomplishments and greatest honors has been serving on the Executive Board of the AAVLD. As an officer, he met and got to know many of the wonderful people who spend their days diagnosing diseases, solving problems and keeping animals and people healthy.

Contact info:
406 South University Street
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Commissioner Nikki Fried Celebrates Grand Opening of New $11 Million State Laboratory In
Kissimmee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and former Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson participated in the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory (BADDL).
A state-of-the-art $11 million state facility, the Bronson Lab is Florida’s only animal disease diagnostic laboratory fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The new 22,000 sq. ft. facility houses a full-service veterinary laboratory with the latest technology, dedicated to keeping Florida’s animals and citizens healthy. The lab will be managed by Dr. Reddy Bommineni of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, Bureau of Diagnostic Laboratory.
Congressman Darren Soto and State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Short offered remarks welcoming attendees to the event, which featured State Representatives Jayer Williamson , John Cortes , and Sam Killebrew ; Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson , Osceola County Commissioners Cheryl Grieb and Fred Hawkins, Jr. , Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez , Kissimmee City Commissioner Jim Fisher , and representatives for former Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam , U.S. Senator Marco Rubio , Congressman Ted Yoho , the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and industry groups.
“From African swine fever to Zika virus, our experts have dedicated their careers to being at forefront of public safety. The new Bronson Animal Diseases Diagnostics Laboratory will play a pivotal role in monitoring health threats, protecting against diseases, and performing cutting-edge research and education,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried . “This new state facility wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated staff, industry partners, and former Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. With a vision of supporting Florida’s animal industries, Commissioner Bronson’s commitment to the health of Florida’s animals and residents were pivotal to this lab’s success.”
During the ceremony, Commissioner Fried presented former Commissioner Bronson a framed picture of the lab, in appreciation for his service and for his family’s donation of the land in 1958 on which the Bronson Lab and its predecessor lab sits.
“I was in the fourth grade here in Kissimmee when this original facility was opened – and it’s been long due for an update, to continue the important work that’s done here to protect animal and public health and safety,” said former Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson , who served as Commissioner from 2001-2011 . “This is more than an animal disease laboratory. It works closely with state and local public health officials, as 80 percent of diseases that animals get can be passed on to humans. On behalf of the Bronson family, we are proud to have our name on this facility.”
“Osceola County is the top cattle-producing county in the entire state, and we’re home to one of the biggest herds in the nation — this is a fitting site for the new Bronson Lab, which will help us take care of one of the most important industries to the Central Florida region,” shared  Congressman Darren Soto , who represents Osceola, Orange, and Polk Counties in the U.S. House .
Dr. Mia Torchetti named Director of the Diagnostic Virology Laboratory (DVL) at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL)
I am very pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Mia Torchetti as the Director of the Diagnostic Virology Laboratory (DVL) at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL). 
Dr. Torchetti first joined NVSL in 2013 as the Avian Viruses Section Head for DVL. She earned her veterinary degree and master’s in epidemiology at Colorado State University, then moved to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Athens, Georgia, for her PhD and postdoctoral work. 
During her first year at NVSL, she participated in national and international collaborations across veterinary and public health in the response to the low pathogenic H7N9 in China. She led the DVL-Avian section through the largest animal health outbreak in U.S. history during the 2014-15 introduction of highly pathogenic Eurasian H5. 
Before joining NVSL, Dr. Torchetti worked with national veterinary authorities, coordinating laboratory networking efforts and capacity building primarily in Southeast Asia for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 and other priority diseases at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She is a national and international subject matter expert for avian influenza (AI) and Newcastle disease (ND). Dr. Torchetti has served in several capacities internationally: 
•           Served as the designated expert for AI and ND for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE);
•           Served on the Steering Committee for the OIE FAO Network of Expertise for Animal Influenza; and,
•           Led an FAO Reference Center for AI and ND. 
Dr. Torchetti can be reached at (office) 515-337-7590 or via email at mia.kim.torchetti@usda.gov . For after-hours emergencies, please contact the NVSL at 515-337-7266 or (cell) 515-708-6931. Include nvsl.dvl.heads@usda.gov .
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Torchetti in the DVL Director position. I also want to take this opportunity to wish you each a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.
Best regards,
Acting NVSL Director
NVSL Associate Director
Symposia at the AAVLD Annual Meeting
2 nd Annual Veterinary Diagnostic Conference-China
June 13-15, 2020, Nanjing, China
Abstracts are solicited for oral and poster presentations at the 2 nd Annual Veterinary Diagnostics Conference (AVDC) – China to be held in Nanjing, China from June 13 th to 15 th , 2020. Abstracts in both English and Chinese are accepted from now until February 14, 2020. Information for the conference and call-for-abstracts are available at: http://en.avdc-china.com/ .  
The first AVDC-China was organized on June 2019 in Shanghai with over 700 participants. A summary of the 1 st AVDC-China can be viewed at: http://en.avdc-china.com/
For more information on the scientific program, contact Dr. Jerry Saliki at: jsaliki@uga.edu ; for conference organizing and registration, contact Dr. Frank Liu at: liuxx063@umn.edu .
In Memoriam
Dr. John Cole, Jr.
Hi Colleagues,
It is with sadness that I share with you the passing of Dr. John Cole, Jr. Dr. Cole was an honorary diplomate of ACVM (1999). He worked for many years at the UGA Tifton lab and would still visit the lab from time to time after his retirement. He sent me a handwritten note to welcome me when I joined the lab there in Tifton, and that was a very special thing to me. He was a true Southern gentleman.
Dr. Cole was born in Albany, Georgia in 1938. He attended the University of Georgia where he received his BS, MS, and PhD (Triple Dawg) degrees in Medical Microbiology in 1966. Upon graduation from UGA, he worked for 32 years as a veterinary microbiologist for the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine retiring in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Cole was active in many medical and scientific organizations, publishing books and scientific journals. During his career he received numerous awards including the Walter Barnard Hill award for University Public Service, UGA, 1993. Dr. Cole was always active in the laboratory and enjoyed assisting veterinarians around the state in diagnosing and treating actively infectious diseases for livestock and other animals.
Becky Wilkes
AAVLD & News worthy Events
Upcoming Events

  • AVMA HOD Meeting Dates/Time: January 10-11. Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

  • AAVLD Accreditation Committee Meeting, February 3-4, 2020, Las Vegas Details

  • AAVLD Accreditation Audit Pool Training, February 5, 2020, Las Vegas Details

  • AAVLD Executive Board Meeting, February 6, 2020, Las Vegas Details

  • AVMA Convention 2020, July 30 – August 4, San Diego

  • AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting, October 15-21, 2020, Nashville Details

AAVLD Foundation Committee

Brett Webb-Cochair
Francois Elvinger- Cochair
Donal O'Toole
Tim Baszler
David Zeman
Christie Mayo
Kristy Pabilonia
Beate Crossley
François Elvinger
Pat Halbur
Brett Webb
Jamie Henningson
Kerry Sondgeroth
Foundation Donation
The AAVLD Foundation is a non-profit foundation that raises funds for the advancement of veterinary diagnostic laboratory disciplines through scholarship programs, student travel support to our scientific meeting, guest lectures, seminars, professional awards and research programs. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible 501(c)(3), and can be paid when you renew your AAVLD membership. Thank you for remembering your AAVLD Foundation!