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Member: Must be (a) a permanent resident of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean Islands (b) a veterinary college graduate (c) USA residents must be a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Associate Member: May be (a) a USA resident veterinarian and not a member of the AVMA, or (b) a person from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean Islands who does not have a degree in veterinary medicine who is involved in or has made contributions to the field of avian health.

International Associate Member: A person residing outside the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean Islands who is engaged in some phase of avian diseases.

Retired Member: Upon entering retirement from major gainful employment, a member, associate member, or international associate member may become eligible for retired membership. Retired members are not required to pay dues but must pay a fee to receive Avian Diseases. Retired Membership Application

Student Member: A person who (a) is enrolled in a veterinary medical degree program, or (b) is enrolled in a master's degree, doctoral degree, residency or intern program. Membership will continue to the end of the calendar year of graduation at which time the student member must apply for conversion to the appropriate membership status.

Life Member: A special category of membership to which charter members, members, associate members, and international associate members, upon entering retirement, may be elected following nomination. Life members shall not be required to pay dues or assessments. The following criteria have to be fulfilled to be considered for election:
(1) The candidate must have been active in the field of poultry health for a minimum of 25 years.
(2) The candidate must have made significant contributions to the American Association of Avian Pathologists. Examples of significant contributions are serving on the Board of Directors, and/or serving on committees of the AAAP such as the Editorial Boards associated with the AAAP (Diseases of Poultry, Avian Diseases, Isolation and Identification of Avian Pathogens, etc.), awards committee, and/or other committees essential for the AAAP.
(3) The candidate must have made significant contributions to the field of poultry health. Equal weight will be given to criteria 2 and 3 in the decision to elect the candidate to life membership.

Honorary Member: A scientist who has made unusually significant contributions to the field of avian pathology. Not more than two honorary members shall be selected in any one year. An honorary member shall not be required to pay dues.