We are looking forward to seeing you in a
few short weeks in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s conference is sure
to be one of the best! You should have already received our conference
brochure and registration form in the mail.
“What Do You Seek?” – This year’s
conference theme will help you answer questions like: “How do I deliver
world-class customer service?”, “Am I ready for the economic recovery?”,
“What in the world is going on and how will it impact my business?,” and
“What makes teams great and how can my team learn from the NFL?”
Click here to book your hotel room online.
Click here for
the conference brochure.
AVDA 2014 Lifetime
The AVDA board of directors is pleased to
announce that the 2014 recipient of the AVDA Lifetime Achievement Award
is Bob Whelan, National Accounts Manager for Merial. Bob has worked in
the animal health industry for over 24 years.
The AVDA board established the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2008 to
honor individuals with at least 20 years of experience in the animal
health industry. AVDA Members and non-members may be recognized for this
award because of their participation, dedication and service to the
animal health industry for a minimum of 20 years.
Past recipients include:
2013 – Lorne Elder, Vet Advantage Magazine
2011 – Kathy Beins, Teva Animal Health (posthumously)
2009 – Fintan Molloy, Teva Animal Health
John A. Webster, Jr.,
Webster Veterinary Supply
2008 – Dr. Robert Danielson, MWI Veterinary Supply
Tom Corcoran, Ft. Dodge
AVDA Annual Meeting
Notice - Monday, April 28, 2014
The Annual Meeting of AVDA Active members
and elections of officers and directors will be held on Monday, April
28, 2014 at 12:30 pm Mountain Time at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess,
Scottsdale, AZ. A slate of officers and directors nominated to serve on
the AVDA board of directors will be emailed to all Active Members prior
to the meeting.
Save the Date!
AVDA is pleased to announce the 2016 Annual
Conference will be held at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa,
Save the dates of May 1-3 for this event.
Click here for more on the resort.
Other upcoming conferences are:
AVDA 2015 Annual Conference
April 26-28th, Charleston Place, Charleston, SC
AVDA 2016 Annual Conference
May 1-3rd, The Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA
AVDA 2017 Annual Conference
April 30- May 2nd, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
2nd Annual "The Gathering"
Reception at NAVC Recap
to all who attended “The Gathering” reception during the NAVC on Sunday,
January 19th. This was the second year that AVDA held this
event with Animalytix, but it was the first year that we also partnered
with KC Animal Health Corridor on this unique event. Over 250 people
from all channels in the animal health industry were in attendance at
the reception held at the Emerald Bay Plaza at the Gaylord Palms Hotel.
This meeting has become a great networking event for AVDA members to
participate in during NAVC and always attracts the A-list attendees from
distribution and supply in the industry. We want to give an extra
special “thank you” to our co-sponsors, Animalytix and KC Corridor.
Click here to read the latest update from AVDA's Legal Counsel, Neil
Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid.
AVDA Urges Members to
Oppose the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2014
Veterinary Prescription Bill Reintroduced in Congress
Tell Congress to oppose mandatory
prescription writing! On February 10, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT-4th)
reintroduced the so-called
Fairness to Pet Owners Act (H.R. 4023). You can read the entire bill
by clicking HERE. Like its predecessor in the previous Congress,
H.R. 1406, the legislation would require a veterinarian to provide a
client with a written prescription for domesticated household animals,
whether or not requested by the client. The veterinarian would be
prohibited from charging for the prescription or asking a client to sign
a liability waiver related to writing the prescription.
Click here to read the full letter from AVDA.
AVDA Files Comments to DEA on Placement of Tramadol into Schedule IV,
Click here to link to comments letter.
AVDA Welcomes New Members
AVDA welcomes two new associate members:
Creative Science, LLC
455 Sovereign Court
St. Louis, MO 63011
Primary Contact: Brad Butler
Kemin Companion Animal Health
2100 Maury Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
Primary Contact: Andrew Yersin