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Who can join?

AHDA consists of a membership by companies that represent over 90% of the value of the industry. Additionally manufacturers of animal medicines or products allied to animal health and wholesale companies can join. These companies have a special class of membership known as Foundation Partners with over 40 member companies. Membership is open to members of RPS (Royal Pharmaceutical Society) and vet practises employing SQPs. AHDA members all benefit from a sizeable range of members benefits to help reduce business running costs, SQPs enjoy free membership of the Moredun Institute ensuring access to the latest independent research information, can attend AHDA hosted CPD training for SQPs for free and can save money when attending the AHDA Conference.

Member Benefits

  • Free attendance to regional CPD events and annual conference (daily delegates) and discounted rates for full attendance
  • AHDA exists to defend members right to prescribe animal medicines
  • AHDA is lobbying EU and VMD over any SQP issues
  • AHDA members’ SQPs – free membership of Moredun Institute
  • Members also benefit from free access to valuable legal helpline
  • AHDA is active in Brussels to steer legislation through to enable SQPs to continue to prescribe
  • AHDA also consults over the new rodenticide sales controls
  • AHDA representation at national level, SCOPS, COWS, NFU, RUMA, AMTRA, VMD

A full listing of distributor members, their business profiles and contact details are available via our restricted members only login.

Any business prescribing and distributing POM-VPS or NFA-VPS medicines can join AHDA. There is a one-off membership fee to those new members regardless of business size at £99 + VAT. Subscriptions in following years are related to that business animal health turnover.

For more information email Bryan Lovegrove (Secretary General of AHDA).