Each year animal health distributors and manufacturers and guests gather for AVDA's Annual Conference, a three-day program of information and educational sessions featuring industry and outside speakers on a variety of timely business and industry issues and topics. The conference schedule allows ample opportunities for networking with industry peers.
The Gathering Reception
This networking event sponsored by AVDA, Animalytix, and KC Corridor is one of the premier networking opportunities at the North American Veterinary Conference. It is an opportunity for AVDA members to mix and mingle during NAVC and always attracts the A-list attendees from distribution and supply in the industry.
AVDA Online — Members Only
Here AVDA members can access member only information, register for meetings, search for fellow members and update individual contact information.
Government Affairs & Legislative Issues
When necessary, AVDA works with the government to represent our member’s interests and keep our members informed on legislative issues impacting the animal health industry. AVDA members have access to a regulations and legislative database that tracks federal and state changes called the e-Reg Monitor Service.
The ITR Advisor is 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 email newsletter is sent to all principals and alternates at AVDA member companies on a monthly basis.
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 emerging issues.
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.
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National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
AVDA is a member of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), a federation of more than a hundred national associations of distributor businesses in a variety of industries. NAW is extremely active in representing the interests of distributors of all industries with Congress and with the federal regulatory agencies. It also provides a wide range of educational and information services, to which AVDA members have discounted fees. To view all NAW benefits available to AVDA members click here.
Partners for Pet Health
AVDA and the Partnership for Preventative Pet Healthcare have formed a relationship in which AVDA will support the mission of the Partnership (to ensure that pets receive the preventative healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian) and its vision (to improve the overall health of our pets). AVDA will also publish periodic updates from the Partnership in the newsletter, via email, or on the AVDA website.
AVDA continues to support pledge the CATalyst Council, an organization dedicated to raising the level of care and welfare of cats. The CATalyst Council, a non-profit entity, was created that includes three distinct groups: Veterinary Medicine, Shelter/Animal Welfare, and related Industry entities such as Foundations and Cat Fanciers, the Media, and commercial companies. By virtue of the open and inclusive structure of the board, these bodies are able to represent a broad range of diverse stakeholders in feline healthcare and welfare.
HABRI (Human Animal Bond Research Initiative)
In 2015, AVDA begin a partnership with Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation. The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing the scientific research that demonstrates the positive health impacts of animals on people. HABRI maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of pets and other animals; informs the public about human-animal.