Registration is NOW OPEN for the AVDA 2016 Annual Conference — May 1-3, 2016
Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2016 at the beautiful Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California, May 1-3. AVDA's signature Annual Conference will bring together the key thought leaders in animal health for a blend of thoughtful and engaging business sessions and outstanding networking opportunities in the beautiful Napa Valley.
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Pet Ownership Saves $11.7 Billion in Health Care Costs
Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Releases New Economic Study — The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the findings of a new economic study on the healthcare cost savings associated with pet ownership. The economic analysis, conducted by two researchers from George Mason University, calculated an $11.7 billion savings in U.S. healthcare costs as a result of pet ownership.
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AVDA to Celebrate 40 Years as an Association
Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2016 at the beautiful Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California, May 1-3. AVDA's signature Annual Conference will bring together the key thought leaders in animal health for a blend of thoughtful and engaging business sessions and outstanding networking opportunities in the beautiful Napa Valley. Click here for more on the 2016 Annual Conference.

American Veterinary Distributors Association Supports Human-Animal Bond Research and Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 6, 2015) — The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced that the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA) has made a $5,000 donation to help gather, fund and share scientific research that demonstrates the human health benefits of pet ownership. "The industry leading companies that form the AVDA understand the importance of the human-animal bond and how it enhances both human and animal health," said HABRI Executive Director Steven Feldman. "The veterinary community plays a key role in the health of our communities and AVDA's support will help deliver that message."

"AVDA is proud to join the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative effort," said AVDA Executive Director Jackie King. "By supporting research and education on the benefits of the human-animal bond, AVDA can help bring the health benefits of pets to more people and more families." Click here to read the press release.

To learn more about HABRI visit their website, www.habri.org.

AVDA Co-Sponsors 4th Annual "The Gathering" Reception at NAVC
Join AVDA for the 4th Annual "The Gathering" reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Animalytix and KC Corridor! Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 5:00-6:30pm at Gaylord Palms, Emerald Bay Plaza. Click here to view the invitation.


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