AVDA headquarters recently mailed out
promotional information for the 2013 Annual Conference to all members.
Included with the mailing was a
promotional brochure detailing the schedule, speakers, and
registration form; and
The meeting will take place April 28-30 at
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. AVDA has
secured an amazing rate of $199.00 per night if booked by April 5, 2013.
The Hyatt Coconut Point is a AAA - Four Diamond property located on 26
acres overlooking the breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Recently
named among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels, you can play 18
at the world class Raptor Bay Golf Club, recharge with indulgent
treatments at Stillwater Spa, plunge down the 140 foot waterslide, or
engage in the vast array of water sports available nearby.
SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for AVDA
All Affiliate and Associate member
companies are invited to contribute to our upcoming Annual Conference.
The Annual Conference has become a unique industry event where animal
health manufacturers and distributors learn together and build and renew
Click here to see who is sponsoring.
"The Gathering" Reception
Thank you to all who attended “The
Gathering” reception during the NAVC on Sunday, January 20th. This was
the first year that AVDA held this event and it was a huge success! We
had over 200 in attendance at the Castillo Fort located in the Gaylord
Palms. We want to give an extra special “thank you” to our generous
sponsors, Animalytix and ATS. If you missed the reception this year,
don’t worry we will be hosting a bigger and better event next year!
Industrial Distribution (UID) Reminder!
Just a reminder that the UID hotel
deadline is February 15th-
follow this link to book your hotel now.
Registration deadline is February 22nd –
follow this link to register for the conference.
Known worldwide for excellence in
education, UID is developed, managed and delivered by 33 leading
distribution associations throughout North America, in partnership with
Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in
providing a superior learning experience, tailored to the latest
industry trends, at the lowest possible cost. Classes are focused on the
unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry, as well
as programs focused on manufacturing leadership.
For more on UID click here.
KK&R Social Media
If your company is using social media, it
should adopt, implement and enforce a social media policy. The purpose
of the social media policy is to set the rules for how a company’s
employees may use social media sites. Once you have adopted a social
media policy, it is very important to train employees so that they
understand the policy rules and to enforce the policy once it is
Click here to read more.
AVDA Welcomes New Member
AVDA welcomes a new Associate member:
Blue Ridge X-Ray Company, Inc.
120 Vista Blvd
Arden, NC 28704
Blue Ridge X-Ray Co. Inc. has provided quality x-ray
supplies, accessories, equipment and service for hospitals, physicians,
chiropractors, and veterinarians since 1982. Please visit our equipment, service
and support pages for more information on how we can provide you with
everything for your imaging department.
16th Annual Controlled
Substances Conference, PDMA and State Conference from Buzzeo PDMA
April 10-12, 2013
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
Click here for more information
Click here to register
Vet Advantage Announces
While many of you know Vet-Advantage as
the magazine you get on a regular basis that helps DSRs keep up with
customers needs, market trends and product information, they have
greatly expanded their repertoire of products. Vet-Advantage Magazine is
now available as an App for Droid or Apple devices, so it is easily read
on a smart phone or tablet. Many of the new products are also digital
and available as Apps on your smart phone or tablet.
Click here for more.
Former Teva Animal
Health Executive, Dave Cunningham, Joins Axxiom Consulting as COO
Former Teva Animal Health executive Dave
Cunningham joins Axxiom Consulting as their Chief Operating Officer.
Dave will be based out of the new Axxiom Consulting corporate offices
located in Kansas City, MO.
Click here for more.
KC Animal Health
Corridor Accepting 2013 Iron Paw Award Nominations
The KC Animal Health Corridor is now
accepting nominations for the
Iron Paw Award, a recognition of leadership and passion for the
animal health industry.
Click here for more.
MWI Acquires PCI Animal
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. announced
today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the
assets of Prescription Containers Inc. ("PCI Animal Health") for
approximately $17 million. The transaction is expected to be slightly
accretive to MWI in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013 after
giving effect to acquisition-related expenses and integration costs.
Founded in 1957, PCI Animal Health is a distributor of companion animal
health products to over 2,000 veterinary practices, primarily in the
Northeastern United States. PCI Animal Health had total revenues of
approximately $33 million for its calendar year ended December 31, 2012.
Jim Cleary, President and Chief Executive Officer of MWI, commented, "MWI
is very pleased to welcome PCI Animal Health to our team. We are
especially excited to continue the relationships with their customers
and provide them with the broad product portfolio and value-added
services that we offer."
Robert Zeide, President and CEO of PCI Animal Health, who will become a
consultant with MWI, added, "We are very proud of the business that we
have built here at PCI Animal Health and I am thrilled that we are now
becoming part of MWI. We are excited that our customers will have access
to MWI's complete line of products and services and believe that they
will benefit from these enhancements."