New AVMA benefit simplifies purchasing for your practice

Published on September 09, 2019

As anyone working in veterinary practice knows, there are many (necessary) moving parts that comprise a day’s work. A new benefit available to AVMA members can help simplify and optimize one of these tasks: purchasing for your practice.

AVMA Direct Connect is a new tool that makes purchasing for your practice more efficient and economical.

Direct Connect combines the catalogs of all veterinary vendors on one website, so you can save time and money while buying from the vendors you already know and trust. You can research products, compare prices, see what’s in stock, and place orders on one easy-to use-platform. The tool is powered by Vetcove—which is already used by more than 7,000 veterinary clinics in the U.S.—and includes valuable features that are only available to AVMA members. AVMA-exclusive capabilities include:

  • An online pharmacy pricing tool that lets you compare real-time pricing at consumer pharmacies—giving you an advantage over large retailers and helping you keep sales in your own practice
  • Access to exclusive promotions, manufacturer’s rebates, and coupons
  • Advanced purchasing analytics that help you understand your customers’ purchasing habits, predict their buying behavior, and make strategic business decisions

Get started

It’s easy to start using Direct Connect, and you don’t have to create a new Vetcove account if you already have one. Just quickly upgrade your existing account to access the AVMA-only benefits. If you’re not the team member who handles purchasing, you can easily send instructions to your inventory manager with the click of a button, letting them know how to create or upgrade your account. Once logged in, the unified catalog will display your specific pricing, including your negotiated or buying group pricing.

More ways to save

Direct Connect is part of another AVMA program—AVMA Member Edge—that gives AVMA members access to special deals and discounts from hundreds of popular providers. Member Edge offers savings on many of the products and services veterinarians use every day, including office supplies, business products, financial solutions, and even hotel and travel.

The AVMA works every day to provide valuable resources that meet the needs of veterinary professionals. Explore more tools that help you streamline operations, save time and money, and grow your practice, as well as resources that support you in your personal life.


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