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AVDA to Celebrate 40 Years as an Association

Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2016 at the beautiful Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California, May 1-3. AVDA's signature Annual Conference will bring together the key thought leaders in animal health for a blend of thoughtful and engaging business sessions and outstanding networking opportunities in the beautiful Napa Valley. Click here for more on the 2016 Annual Conference.

American Veterinary Distributors Association Supports Human-Animal Bond Research and Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 6, 2015) — The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced that the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA) has made a $5,000 donation to help gather, fund and share scientific research that demonstrates the human health benefits of pet ownership. "The industry leading companies that form the AVDA understand the importance of the human-animal bond and how it enhances both human and animal health," said HABRI Executive Director Steven Feldman. "The veterinary community plays a key role in the health of our communities and AVDA's support will help deliver that message."

"AVDA is proud to join the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative effort," said AVDA Executive Director Jackie King. "By supporting research and education on the benefits of the human-animal bond, AVDA can help bring the health benefits of pets to more people and more families." Click here to read the press release.

To learn more about HABRI visit their website,

AVDA Co-Sponsors 4th Annual "The Gathering" Reception at NAVC

Join AVDA for the 4th Annual "The Gathering" reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Animalytix and KC Corridor! Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 5:00-6:30pm at Gaylord Palms, Emerald Bay Plaza. Click here to view the invitation.

AVDA 2015 Annual Conference Draft Schedule and Speakers Announced

AVDA is pleased to announce the draft schedule and speakers for the 2015 Annual Conference to be held at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston SC, April 26-28, 2015. Click here for the 2015 Annual Conference Draft Schedule.

Several changes have been made to the 2015 schedule due to the city location of this year's event. The Annual Scramble Golf Tournament has been moved to Monday afternoon to allow for travel to the Wild Dunes Links Course, approximately 30 minutes from the hotel. This Tom Fazio designed course has been consistently ranked in the top twenty-five courses in the United States since its inception in 1977. The Annual Meeting and Lunch have been moved to Tuesday afternoon and the AVDA No-Tie lounge will be held at the beautiful and historic Boone Hall Plantation on Tuesday evening.

Confirmed speakers include Steve McClatchey, Lynne Lancaster, Alan Beaulieu and Steve Gilliland. Additional information about these speakers can be found below. Details about the speaker topics and presentations will be sent out later this year and will be posted on the AVDA website. The promotional brochure for the event will be mailed to members in January 2015.

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. This email newsletter will be sent to all principals and alternates at AVDA member companies.