The American Association of Avian Pathologists is an international association whose mission is to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well –being, and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world.  Established in 1957, it is open to anyone who is engaged in some phase of avian diseases.  Each year AAAP conducts a scientific program and symposium where the latest findings and issues regarding diseases in poultry are shared and discussed.  AAAP also publishes Avian Diseases, a quarterly, international journal for original basic or clinical research from various disciplines including microbiology, immunology and pathology.  In addition, AAAP publishes many educational materials on avian health including Diseases of Poultry and the Avian Disease Manual. AAAP committees and interest groups offer members a forum for discussion and action on specific poultry topics and issues.  Through the AAAP Foundation, scholarships and awards are given each year to support those who are striving for careers in poultry medicine and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the area of poultry medicine.

Welcome to the American Association of Avian Pathologists!

The AAAP was organized in 1957 as a national organization for veterinarians, diagnosticians, researchers and students with an interest in poultry health.  AAAP facilitates member collaboration to advance science-based knowledge, expertise, and education on poultry health, welfare, and food safety.

The association provides a platform for disseminating the most up to date information on poultry health that includes the publication of Avian Diseases, a journal that enhances scientific knowledge to promote avian health.  AAAP also publishes a number of educational publications over 30 slide study sets.  We also offer our members Diseases of Poultry, the gold standard for text books on avian medicine, at a substantial discount.

The AAAP also provides a premier scientific program each year at our annual meeting.  The annual meeting also provides an excellent opportunity to become active in our many committees and interest groups including education, enteric disease, food safety, outreach, small flock and animal welfare.  It also provides an excellent opportunity to network with many of our over 900 members.

We are a welcoming organization with a broad diversity of academic, cultural, ethnic and professional experience within our membership.  We also provide new members the opportunity to explore the wide variety of vocations within our profession.  I encourage you to explore our website, reach out to our members and consider joining this exceptional organization.


Eric L. Jensen, DVM, MAM, DACPV
President, American Association of Avian Pathologists