The Animal Health Distributor


JUNE 2016     


AVDA Celebrates 40th Anniversary at 2016 Annual Conference

AVDA Annual Conference Survey

Save the Date for AVDA's 2017 Annual Conference

AVDA Elects New Officers, Directors

AVDA Annual Dues Notices Mailed

Update Your Records

E-Reg Monitor Service

Legal Update

AVDA Welcomes New Associate Members

ITR Economics Monthly Report

AVDA Celebrates 40th Anniversary at 2016 Annual Conference

Thank you to all of those who attended the AVDA 2016 Annual Conference. This year we celebrated our 40th anniversary in beautiful Napa, California.

Click here to see the final attendee list.

AVDA would also like to thank our generous sponsors. This year the sponsorship total was over $200,000. Without this level of sponsorship, AVDA wouldn't be able to provide such amazing speakers and networking opportunities for our members.

Thank you to our 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Click here to view all the sponsors.

We hope you found our speakers and presentations informative and entertaining.

For more from Seth Mattision - text AVDA to 848-260-4000

For more from Mel Robbins - text melrobbins to 313131 and click here

For Chris Kuehl's presentation - click here

For the AVDA history presentation - click here

Click here to view the photos that were uploaded to the AVDA mobile app.

Click here to view the professional photos from the conference. (Password is AVDA) 


Thank you to all of those who participated in the Golf Scramble and Wine Blending. We hope you enjoyed your activities. Congratulations to our winners!

Golf Scramble

1st place team – Shawn McKee, Jim Cleary, Jason Burnette, Craig Tockman

2nd place team – Dave Roeder, Mick Kent, Jim Van Proosdy

3rd place team – Terry Sheehan, Kevin Bauer, Doreen Carpenter, Joe Sandora

Longest Drive – Kevin Bauer, Moria Coughlan

Closest to the Pin – Jeff Delnickas, Mary Pat Thompson

Longest Putt – Zac Miller, Sherry Grenier

Wine Blending

Brown Bag Blenders – Julia, Loew, Steve & Janet Blank, Courtney Schriver, Christine Merle, Melissa Howe, Andrew Asher, Mike Aldo.

AVDA Annual Conference Survey

All AVDA attendees were recently sent a conference survey via email. Please take a few moments to provide feedback from the event. If you did not receive the email, click here to take the survey.

Save the Date

AVDA 2017 Annual Conference
April 30 - May 2, 2017
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

AVDA Elects New Officers, Directors

The Annual Meeting and Elections of the AVDA Active Members was held on Monday, May 2, 2016 in conjunction with the AVDA Annual Conference at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.

Paula Brown of Midwest Veterinary Supply will become Chairwoman of AVDA. Kevin Pohlman of Patterson Animal Health will serve as Treasurer and George Rasi of North East Veterinary Supply was elected to serve a two-year term as President.

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AVDA Annual Dues Notices Were Mailed!

AVDA Annual Membership dues were due on June 1st. All membership dues were sent via regular mail to all primary AVDA member contacts. If you have not received your dues, please contact Casey Joseph via email at

Update Your Records

Along with your membership dues, all members were sent a Personnel Update form AND a listing of all contacts on record for your company. Please make sure to complete BOTH forms and send it back to AVDA with your dues. You can also email the forms to Contact AVDA if you need an electronic version of the forms. 

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 $2,500 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 with your dues 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.


Costco v. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

On November 4, 2015 the federal district court denied JJVC's motion to dismiss with respect to five of the six claims filed by Costco granting the motion only with respect to allegations under New York Business Law and Breach of Contract.

Since that time, the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs filed a consolidated class action complaint against a group of Manufacturer Defendants (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Jolu1son & Jolu1son Vision Care, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Inc., and Cooper Vision Care, Inc.) and four Retailer Defendants (Sam's West, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., 1-800-, and It is alleged that the Manufacturer Defendants conspired with each other and with ABB Optical Group, LLC, a wholesaler, as well as Eye Care Professionals and the American Optometric Association to impose minimum retail price 01' resale price maintenance policies on certain contact lens lines, eliminating price discounting and thereby eliminating price competition.

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AVDA Welcomes New Associate Members

MediVet Biologics is based in Nicholasville, KY. The products they manufacture are regenerative and oncology products. Their principal contact is Jeff Baker, President and COO.

Piramal Critical Care, Inc. is based in Bethlehem, PA. The products they manufacture are inhalation anesthetics. Their principal contact is Ryan Guray, National Accts, Mgr., Animal Health.

Veterinary Allyance a Schroer Mfg. Co., (Shor-Line brand products) is based in Kansas City, KS. The products they manufacture are small animal holding (cages, kennel runs, cat condos), veterinary surgical and exam equipment, grooming equipment. Their primary contact is Brian Gomen, General Manager.

Vet’s Plus, Inc. is based in Menomonie, WI. The products they manufacture are animal health nutritional supplements. Their primary contact is Raj Lall, CEO/Founder.

Virox Animal Health is based in Oakville, ON Canaa. They prodcuts they manufacture are cleaning disinfectant products. Their primary contact is Lee Nesbitt, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances.


MediVet Biologics
200 Moore Drive
Nocholasville, KY 40356
Primary Contact: Jeff Baker
Phone: 859-885-7111

Piramal Critical Care, Inc.
261 Broadhead Road, Suite 221
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Primary Contact: Ryan Guray
Phone: 610-974-9760

Veterinary Allyance a Schroer Mfg. Co., (Shor-Line brand products)
850 Armurdale Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66105
Primary Contact: Brian Gomen
Phone: 913-905-5803

Vet’s Plus, Inc.
302 Cedar Falls Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
Primary Contact: Raj Lall
Phone: 715-231-1234

Virox Animal Health
2770 Coventry Road
Oakville, ON Canada L6H 6R1
Primary Contact: Lee Nesbitt
Phone: 905-813-0110

ITR Economics Monthly Report

AVDA has subscribed to 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 since 2014.

This email newsletter is sent to all principals and alternates of AVDA member companies. The email is sent via AVDA’s bulk email system from the address, AVDA Headquarters <>; on behalf of; AVDA Headquarters Please make sure that you check your spam/junk email boxes for this newsletter. If you are still not receiving these monthly emails, contact Casey Joseph with AVDA at 443-640-1040 x116 or

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Upcoming Events

April 30 - May 2, 2017

AVDA 2017 Annual Conference

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

May 6-8, 2018

AVDA 2018 Annual Conference

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
San Diego, CA

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