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The following websites may be of interest to pet professionals. If there's a link that you'd like to see added here, please submit it to sales@uppet.com.

Free Training for Retailers and Staff

My Own Business Institute - the world’s leading provider of free online education for entrepreneurs. MOBI’s popular online courses teach new entrepreneurs how to start a business and experienced entrepreneurs how to grow a business. Through video, audio, and text, online students learn how to pick a business, how to finance it, how to build clientele, and how to create a successful team.
PetStorePro - free online training and certification as pet professionals for you and your staff, brought to you by your distributor partners and the Pet Industry Distributors Association.

Pet Industry

American Pet Products Association - A nonprofit trade organization serving the interests of the pet products industry.
Human-Animal Bond Research Institute - A nonprofit research and education organization that gathers, funds and shares scientific research to demonstrate the positive health impacts of companion animals.
Companion Animal Parasite Council - strives to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections. (Pet Owner site)
Pet Age Magazine A business-to-business magazine for the pet industry published by H. H. Backer Associates.
Pet Business Magazine - The only publication devoted to helping pet retailers improve their profits. It delivers significant editorial content that gives pet retailers essential information to help them increase their current and future financial success.
Pet Care Trust - Promoting public understanding regarding the value of and the right to enjoy companion animals, to enhance society's knowledge about companion animals through research and education, and to promote professionalist among members of the companion animal community.
Pet Industry Distributors Association - Promotes progress within the pet industry and conducts programs and activities on behalf of the wholesaler-distributor.
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council - The unified voice of the pet industry, representing all segments.
Pet Product News Online - Business news magazine covering product and regulatory issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and trade associations. The ultimate guide to new products, market trends, industry news and merchandising strategies.
World Pet Association (formerly World Wide Pet Industry Association, WWPIA) - A non-profit, membership-controlled trade association organized to represent its members and the interests of the companion animal and pet products industry. Puts on SuperZoo, an annual trade show for the pet products industry.

Veterinary

American Animal Hospital Association - Develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, informative publications and educational programs designed to help companion animal hospitals thrive.
American Veterinary Medical Association - A not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
California Veterinary Medical Association - The largest state veterinary medical association in the nation with more than 5,500 members.
Companion Animal Parasite Council - An independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. (Veterinary site)
Southern California Veterinary Medical Association - The nation's largest regional veterinary medical association representing over 700 hospitals and 1,200 members in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Vet Social Network at dvm.com - A social networking site for veterinarians and veterinary students.
Veterinary Practice News - A broad-spectrum trade news publication geared toward practicing veterinarians in the United States, covering the news, developments and trends affecting companion animal, exotic, equine and livestock veterinary practices. Topic areas include medical, business and industry, practice management and demographics.

Other

American Institute of Baking - An independent company that inspects human and pet food manufacturing plants and distribution centers for compliance with the highest standards of food safety and sanitation.
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