ABOUT US

AHDA is an association drawn from animal health product distributors and producers across the UK representing 90% of the POM-VPS and NFA-VPS UK animal medicines market.

Typically these distributors stock and prescribe licensed animal medicines to livestock farmers, smallholders and companion animal owners by Registered Animal Medicine Advisors (RAMA)

The overriding mission and purpose of AHDA is to support RAMA’s in their role and to protect their right to sell and supply the range of prescription animal medicines not requiring veterinary diagnosis.

Over the past few years, many animal health distributors have diversified their interests – allied to the roller coaster of livestock farming fortunes – to sell products for dogs, cats, horses and small pets. Many will sell a range of nutrition, supplements, healthcare and equipment products to complement animal medicine sales from retail stores coupled with a high level of personal service.

One of the current initiatives that AHDA is working towards on behalf of it’s members, is the ‘Enhancing Responsible Prescribing’ campaign. Further details of this campaign can be found here.

AHDA hosts an annual conference considered to be the industry showcase event which is well supported
and attended by national suppliers and distributor delegates. 

For more information please go to our Conference page.

Online Learning and Development

AHDA supports businesses by offering regular face-to-face and online CPD sessions, alongside a huge online library of learning materials.

For more information please go to our CPD Online Learning page.


AHDA has a board member place on the following:

• Responsible Use of Medicine in Agriculture Alliance – RUMA

• Animal Medicine Regulatory Authority – AMTRA

AHDA is represented on the following bodies:

• Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep – SCOPS

• Control of Worms Sustainably – COWS

• Sheep health and welfare group – SHAWG

Interested to know more?

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