The Animal Health Distributor


JUNE 2014     

AVDA 2014 Annual Conference a Success

The 2014 AVDA Annual Conference was one for the record books! The three days were jam packed with intriguing speakers, beneficial networking, and unique events. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provided an exquisite southwestern backdrop for the meeting. MORE

Save the Date!

The next AVDA Annual Conference will be held on April 26-28, 2015 at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

AVDA Annual Meeting and Elections

The Annual Meeting and Elections of AVDA Active Members was held on Monday, April 28, 2014 in conjunction with the AVDA Annual Conference held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale AZ. Paula Brown of Midwest Veterinary Supply was elected to serve a two year term as President-Elect. Meryl Weinstein of Henry Schein Animal Health was elected to serve a three year term as Active Member director. MORE

AVDA ITR Advisor Newsletter

AVDA is pleased to announce that AVDA has partnered with ITR Economics to provide the monthly ITR Advisor, a 4-page snapshot of the current economy, using leading indicators to tell subscribers where the economy is headed and what actions to take now. Written in a conversational tone, not heavy economic-speak, the ITR Advisor is a simple, quick, timely, and affordable way to stay informed about the state of the economy, with useful guidance and clear action points. This is another member benefit that we are providing to our members.

The cost to AVDA for this service is $7,500 annually and is included as a part of your annual membership dues payment. This email newsletter will be sent to all principals and alternates at AVDA member companies.

A copy of the May 2014 is linked here. Contact AVDA headquarters to see if you are on the distribution list.

AVDA Dues Reminder - Due on June 1, 2014

AVDA would like to thank you for your continued support over the past year. Dues were mailed out in mid-May to all AVDA members. Please make sure that you remember to send back your dues form with full payment. You can also log in to the AVDA website to pay online. If you have not received your dues form or need help paying online contact Casey Joseph at 443-640-1040 x112.

E-Reg Monitor Service

In today’s regulatory environment, pharmaceutical, distribution and healthcare companies are faced with constant changes in federal and state legislation and regulations that affect everyday business. Although no common governance exists among the states, the states do maintain similarities in the way they define and regulate key areas of pharmaceutical marketing practices as well as licensing and distribution activities. To better understand the impact of these state-by-state regulations, BuzzeoPDMA’s E-Reg Monitor Service offers two surveys to assist the industry in monitoring these

AVDA members who subscribe to the E-Reg Monitor Service have access to an online tool that provides legislative and regulatory updates on Drug Distribution and Drug Pedigree laws on the Federal level and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Subscribing members have 24/7 access to the service and receive e-mail notification when updates are available. The annual subscription fee for AVDA members is now $2,000 per AVDA Member Company. Companies subscribing to this service would individually pay in excess of $25,000 per year.

If you already subscribe to E-Reg Monitor Service, you should have received a separate invoice to renew your subscription.

Click here for more on the E-Reg Monitor Service

Please contact Casey Joseph if you have not received your invoice or would like to subscribe.

Legal Advisory

Click here to read the latest update from AVDA's Legal Counsel, Neil Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid.

Member News

Provetis, a new animal health company, has been formed through a collaboration of leading scientists and commercialization experts to create new veterinary drugs and products for companion and production animals.

The Provetis leadership team includes: Brad Butler, industry veteran and CEO of Creative Science, also based in St. Louis; Kevin McDonnell and Hosein Hojabri, PhD, of TetraGenx in Montreal where Provetis research and development will be hosted; and Radek Romanowski, DVM, a global product development expert and founder of imRex and Vetrex animal health companies based in Ontario, Canada.

Click here to read the full press release.

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Upcoming Events

April 26 - 28, 2015

AVDA 2015 Annual Conference

Charleston Place 
Charleston, SC

May 1-3, 2016

AVDA 2016 Annual Conference

The Meritage Resort & Spa 
Napa, CA

April 30 - May 2, 2017

AVDA 2017 Annual Conference

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

AVDA Staff

Executive Director
Jackie King
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Director of Meetings & Member Services
Heather Lester
ext. 112

Association Coordinator
Casey Joseph
ext. 116