membership

Membership Qualifications and Applications

Membership in AVDA is by application and upon the approval of the association's Board of Directors.

 

Qualifications for Membership

(as set forth in AVDA's bylaws)

Active Membership
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Any firm whose primary business is the distribution of animal health-related products; who provides such wholesale distribution functions as maintaining and owning a diversified inventory of industry products, breaking bulk shipments, providing shipping and receiving services, extending credit, and providing sales and technical assistance for suppliers of animal-health related products to diversified and varied customers; and who has done such for at least one (1) year in the North American Continent, the adjacent islands, or United States possessions, may be elected to Active Membership. Each Active Member shall have one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of members.

Associate Membership
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Providers of goods or services to Active members, including but not limited to manufacturers of animal health-related products and sales agents of manufacturers of animal health-related products may, upon application, be granted Associate Membership; members so designated shall have no vote or right of participation in business meetings of the Active Members, but may have separate meetings for such purposes as the election of an Associate Member director and discussion of issues deemed relevant to the veterinary product distribution industry. Associate Members shall be eligible to serve as directors of the Association, as provided herein, but shall not be eligible to serve as officers of the Association.

Affiliate Membership
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Any firm whose primary business is the wholesale distribution of animal health-related products to entities qualifying for Active membership under (a) above; who provides such wholesale distribution functions as maintaining and owning a diversified inventory of industry products, breaking of bulk shipments, providing shipping and receiving services, extending credit and providing sales and technical assistance for suppliers of animal health-related products; and who has done such for at least on (1) year in the North American Continent, the adjacent islands, or United States possessions, may, upon application, be granted Affiliate membership. Affiliate members shall have no vote or right of participation in business meetings of the Active Members, and shall not be eligible to serve as directors or officers of the Association.

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