In recent years, the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA), a distributor-focused organization founded in 1976, and its members have struggled to keep up with changes in the veterinary supply channel caused by consolidation, e-commerce and shifting consumer and veterinarian preferences. Last year, in recognition of these many changes, AVDA’s board made a decision to move forward with a new focus and vision for the association in order to survive and stay relevant to our members. They agreed that it was important for the new organization to defend the veterinary channel and maintain a focus on the veterinarian as it designed its future path for the organization

A new name, vision and mission for the association was developed and the United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) was born. The mission of the UVSA is to become the hub for relevant information leading to innovation in the supply chain and to enhance animal care by supporting those who serve the veterinary channel. This mission expands on the work that AVDA has done in the past and brings together distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to focus on important issues impacting the supply chain and the entire veterinary channel. Our vision is to become the pulse of the industry.

UVSA is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.