is Launching a New Members Only Section
headquarters recently sent out an email to all AVDA members with
information on the new Members Only section and instructions on how to
log in. You will need to set a new password if you have logged in to the
With the new
Members Only section, you will be able to pay dues, register for
meetings & sponsorships very easily. We encourage AVDA members to
register for meetings, sponsorship and to pay dues online through the
members only section. This is safer and more secure way to make credit
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Veterinary Practice Survey - The Power of Distribution
One of AVDA’s strategic plan goals is to
gain a better understanding of the distributor value proposition so that
manufacturers and distributors will enjoy a competitive advantage in the
market resulting in the ultimate customer experience. In order to
achieve that goal, AVDA has embarked on a survey of veterinarians and
veterinary practices about their relationships with distributors and
manufacturers. AVDA has engaged The Wedewer Group to conduct a 10 minute
online survey. The primary purpose of the survey is to discover what
veterinarians and other decision makers involved with purchasing sources
see as the key advantages and disadvantages of purchasing products
through veterinary product distributors versus directly from
The Wedewer Group has developed
VetMEDResearch, a research panel of more than 3,000 small animal
veterinarians and veterinary hospital staff. Panel members are
pre-qualified and profiled, so the select group of people can be invited
to participate in each research project. AVDA will be utilizing the
VetMEDResearch panel to achieve a goal of 300 completes. AVDA’s response
set will include veterinarians, veterinary technicians or veterinary
practice managers in the companion animal, large animal and equine
The survey was emailed to over 1,000
veterinarians, practice managers and veterinary technicians in October
and November. Results will be completed by the end of November. The
final results of the survey will be presented at the AVDA Annual
Conference in May 2017 and in a webinar to members next spring.
AVDA Cybersecurity Webinar with Maj. Gen. Brett Williams (USAF, Retired)
Monday, December 12,
2016 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
An Executive Approach to a Technical
The Challenge: Senior business
leaders are being held accountable for managing cyber-risk in their
companies. Unfortunately, many executives do not feel comfortable with
this responsibility due to their lack of technical background and their
limited understanding of cyber.
The Solution: Brett Williams will be presenting a keynote during
the AVDA 2017 Annual Conference that will help close the gap in
language, perception and understanding between those charged with
strategic business decisions and the people who have technical
responsibility for cybersecurity in the company. Prior to this
presentation, Brett will offer AVDA members an opportunity to get a
preview of his presentation during a 45 minute webinar that will provide
you, your CIO and CISO with answers to these tough questions:
What are the business ethics
implications of customers sharing proprietary login information with
third party vendors?
What steps should we be taking now to
prevent a cyber-breach?
What are the standard practices on the
types of data to protect?
How important is a Cybersecurity plan?
Brett Williams is the co-founder of IronNet
Cybersecurity, Inc. His division is responsible for the design and
development of security operations centers that leverage the IronNet
cybersecurity solution. His division provides a variety of managed
security services and client security assessments as well as training,
testing and certification for network security personnel.
During his time as an Air Force General Officer, Brett served in four
senior executive leadership positions. As the Director of Operations
(J3) at U.S. Cyber Command, he led a team of 400 people responsible for
the global operations and defense of all DOD networks as well as the
planning and execution of authorized offensive operations.
Click here to register for the
Cost is $25 per person. The webinar will be
recorded so members may access it at a later date if they are
unavailable to participate on December 12.
University of Innovative Distribution (UID) - 2017
The University of Innovative Distribution is
a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the
wholesale distribution industry. AVDA has been a sponsor of this event
since 2004. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is
sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations,
including AVDA, in cooperation with the Department of Technology
Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Working together, these
groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.
March 5-8, 2017
JW Marriott Indy
AVDA UID Promotional Brochure
AVDA members are eligible for the discounted
member pricing to attend this event. This is a savings of $1000.
Click here to register.
Save the Date - AVDA 2017 Annual Conference
AVDA 2017 Annual Conference
April 30 - May 2, 2017
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
* Hotel and Registration information coming soon!
Click here for a tentative schedule.
Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors
Sponsorship Options for the Annual
Sponsorship of the Annual Conference provides valuable recognition of
your company within the industry and assures the continued quality
programing that AVDA is known to produce.
Once again AVDA is offering sponsors 7
levels of Sponsorship:
Platinum — $20,000
Star — $10,000
Star — $7,500
Star — $5,000
Star — $2,500
Star — $1,500
In addition to the level sponsorships
listed above, there are three (3) additional options that can be added
on to a level sponsorship (for a reduced cost) or sponsored alone (first
come, first served)
Key Card Sponsor — $4,000 or $6,000
Promotional Giveaway Sponsor — $3,500 or $5,500
Click here to view all the sponsorship details
Click here for the sponsor commitment form
AVDA members —
Click here and log in to access online sponsorship commitment and
Save the Date
AVDA Co-Sponsors 5th
Annual “The Gathering” Reception at NAVC
Join AVDA for the 5th Annual “The Gathering”
reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Animalytix and KC
Corridor! Last year’s Gathering hosted over 250 people from all channels
in the animal health industry. 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
New Location & Time!
Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 3:00-4:30pm
at Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Rotunda, Orlando FL
Keep an eye on your mailbox for your
invitation next month!
Reminder + Dog = Increased Physical Activity
Results of Research Project
(Washington, D.C.) November 14, 2016 –
The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today
announced the results of a study exploring the effects of an email
mediated intervention to increase walking in dog owners and non-dog
owners, conducted by researchers at Purdue University and published in
the journal Clinical Nursing Research.
Findings of the study showed that a simple email intervention sharing
the importance of walking and the positive impact of walking on a dog’s
health were effective tools to promote walking. These interventions
caused participants to increase and maintain dog walking over a 12-month
period. Email intervention for non-dog owners also increased weekly
minutes of walking compared with baseline measures and control groups,
however dog owners accumulated significantly more walking minutes per
week than non-dog owners.
Click here for the full press release.
Partners for Healthy Pets Update
Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) updated its
members on the progress of PHP’s mission to ensure that pets receive the
preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a
veterinarian. AVDA is part of a united group of over 100 Associate
Members (state veterinary medical associations, colleges of veterinary
medicine, animal health organizations) all committed to a vision of
improved health for pets.
The PHP Board of Directors is led by the
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal
Hospital Association (AAHA), and continues to strive to provide tools
and resources that help communicate the value and benefit of preventive
care, enhance the veterinary client relationship and improve the overall
quality of healthcare for patients.
Click here for highlights of 2016’s major collaborative initiatives.
AVDA Welcomes New Associate Member
Aratana Therapeutics. is based in
Leawood, KS. They manufacture in Post-operative pain, Inappetence,
Osteoarthritis Cancer, Viral Diseases, and Allergy. Their principal
contact is Brent Standridge, COO.
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 340
Leawood, KS 66211
Primary Contact: Brent Standridge
Update Your Records
AVDA is working on updating our member
database. If you have had any personnel changes or address/phone
changes, please let us know. If you need a copy of the information we
have on file, please contact
email@example.com. You can also log into the Members Only section
of the website. Key contacts for the organization can update this
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
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.