The U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA), established in 1897, and based much of that time in Richmond, VA, has relocated its offices to St. Joseph, MO.

The 1,400-member, non-profit group aims to protect animal and public health by eliminating livestock disease. Membership includes state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives and individual members.

“As we looked at the greater Kansas City area for our location, we felt St. Joseph provided our needs to manage the association, with an area that is well-known for its presence in animal health,” says executive director Ben Richey.

USAHA operates with 33 species and subject-oriented committees and hosts an annual meeting each year with its partner organization, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics.

This year’s 111th annual meeting is set for Oct. 17-24 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Reno, NV. To contact USAHA, phone (816) 671-1144, fax (816) 671-1201 or e-mail