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Natures Menu has announced the appointment of Michelle Green as international marketing manager. Green has over 18 years of experience working with a number of well-known UK brands including Thorntons and Ella’s Kitchen.  In her new role, Green will be tasked in “further accelerating” and “driving performance” in the core Natures Menu retail channels. Furthermore, the company also revealed that Nicky Munby is taking up a new role of trade marketing and projects manager – representing a focus on trade growth.  His key responsibilities include “leading the trade marketing initiatives” in the UK across the full product spectrum, category vision development and consumer research and insights. James Langan, managing director of Natures Menu, said: “We’re proud to welcome Michelle to our already talented team, and with a wealth of experience we’re confident that she’ll help drive the business forward. We continue to look for ways in which we can expand and invest, allowing us to build on our years of success. “With 40 years in the business, Natures Menu specialises in raw and natural dog and cat food made with quality meat and fish, blended vegetables, fruits, and healthy carbohydrates. It prides itself on using British suppliers and ethical product sources wherever possible.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Current Affairs
Natures Menu has announced the appointment of Michelle Green as international marketing manager. Green has over 18 years of experience working with a number of well-known UK brands including Thorntons and Ella’s Kitchen.  In her new role, Green will be tasked in “further accelerating” and “driving performance” in the core Natures Menu retail channels. Furthermore, the company also revealed that Nicky Munby is taking up a new role of trade marketing and projects manager – representing a focus on trade growth.  His key responsibilities include “leading the trade marketing initiatives” in the UK across the full product spectrum, category vision development and consumer research and insights. James Langan, managing director of Natures Menu, said: “We’re proud to welcome Michelle to our already talented team, and with a wealth of experience we’re confident that she’ll help drive the business forward. We continue to look for ways in which we can expand and invest, allowing us to build on our years of success. “With 40 years in the business, Natures Menu specialises in raw and natural dog and cat food made with quality meat and fish, blended vegetables, fruits, and healthy carbohydrates. It prides itself on using British suppliers and ethical product sources wherever possible.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Science
Natures Menu has announced the appointment of Michelle Green as international marketing manager. Green has over 18 years of experience working with a number of well-known UK brands including Thorntons and Ella’s Kitchen.  In her new role, Green will be tasked in “further accelerating” and “driving performance” in the core Natures Menu retail channels. Furthermore, the company also revealed that Nicky Munby is taking up a new role of trade marketing and projects manager – representing a focus on trade growth.  His key responsibilities include “leading the trade marketing initiatives” in the UK across the full product spectrum, category vision development and consumer research and insights. James Langan, managing director of Natures Menu, said: “We’re proud to welcome Michelle to our already talented team, and with a wealth of experience we’re confident that she’ll help drive the business forward. We continue to look for ways in which we can expand and invest, allowing us to build on our years of success. “With 40 years in the business, Natures Menu specialises in raw and natural dog and cat food made with quality meat and fish, blended vegetables, fruits, and healthy carbohydrates. It prides itself on using British suppliers and ethical product sources wherever possible.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette Events
Purina has unveiled the six start-ups that have been selected as the winners of its Unleashed 2021 Accelerator Lab Programme, including two UK pet startups.  The winners include: Animoscope, France; BioKind, UK; Pawesomer, Finland; Pawpots, Lebanon; PuppyFat, UK; and Scorpet, France. According to Purina, the companies chosen are “actively engaged in advancing pet care by creating fully digitised solutions, based in sustainability and pet well-being”.  The winners were chosen from more than 300 applicants, across 50 countries, and were recognised for “driving some of the most innovative ideas in petcare across Europe”.  Each winning startup will now receive CHF 50,000 (£39,000) to upscale their business as well as benefit from bespoke mentorship and supervision from Purina’s Accelerator team. Kim Bill, head of the Purina Accelerator Lab said: “We are delighted to welcome such visionary and progressive young companies to our cohort.  Their business models align with Purina’s drive to innovate and challenge the industry through technology, and data-driven solutions.  “While the next six months will be busy, we look forward to successfully completing the ‘Proof-of Concept’ highly structured programme with our innovators and seeing how they use technology to advance and promote the pet-human bond.” Jeff Hamilton, CEO at Nestlé Purina PetCare in Europe, Middle East and North Africa added: “As we launch our UNLEASHED programme for the second year, seeing the full range of applicants we received truly showcases how much the industry of petcare is accelerating, especially in the sphere of sustainability, technology and data- driven solutions. “Congratulations to our six exemplary winners – we are proud to be facilitating the work of these start-ups and look forward to seeing the impact these companies make for pet owners in Europe and beyond.”  Michael White, founder and CEO of PuppyFat, one of the winners of the 2021 programme said: “When I spotted the opportunity to collaborate with Purina, it was too good of an opportunity to miss.  “Their goals around sustainability and pet health align perfectly with my personal and company values and I expect the partnership to extend beyond the UNLEASHED programme and long into the future. At PuppyFat, our breeder community is at the heart of everything we do. And, ultimately, winning Unleashed will enable us to serve them better and grow with them even faster.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Current Affairs
Purina has unveiled the six start-ups that have been selected as the winners of its Unleashed 2021 Accelerator Lab Programme, including two UK pet startups.  The winners include: Animoscope, France; BioKind, UK; Pawesomer, Finland; Pawpots, Lebanon; PuppyFat, UK; and Scorpet, France. According to Purina, the companies chosen are “actively engaged in advancing pet care by creating fully digitised solutions, based in sustainability and pet well-being”.  The winners were chosen from more than 300 applicants, across 50 countries, and were recognised for “driving some of the most innovative ideas in petcare across Europe”.  Each winning startup will now receive CHF 50,000 (£39,000) to upscale their business as well as benefit from bespoke mentorship and supervision from Purina’s Accelerator team. Kim Bill, head of the Purina Accelerator Lab said: “We are delighted to welcome such visionary and progressive young companies to our cohort.  Their business models align with Purina’s drive to innovate and challenge the industry through technology, and data-driven solutions.  “While the next six months will be busy, we look forward to successfully completing the ‘Proof-of Concept’ highly structured programme with our innovators and seeing how they use technology to advance and promote the pet-human bond.” Jeff Hamilton, CEO at Nestlé Purina PetCare in Europe, Middle East and North Africa added: “As we launch our UNLEASHED programme for the second year, seeing the full range of applicants we received truly showcases how much the industry of petcare is accelerating, especially in the sphere of sustainability, technology and data- driven solutions. “Congratulations to our six exemplary winners – we are proud to be facilitating the work of these start-ups and look forward to seeing the impact these companies make for pet owners in Europe and beyond.”  Michael White, founder and CEO of PuppyFat, one of the winners of the 2021 programme said: “When I spotted the opportunity to collaborate with Purina, it was too good of an opportunity to miss.  “Their goals around sustainability and pet health align perfectly with my personal and company values and I expect the partnership to extend beyond the UNLEASHED programme and long into the future. At PuppyFat, our breeder community is at the heart of everything we do. And, ultimately, winning Unleashed will enable us to serve them better and grow with them even faster.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Science
Purina has unveiled the six start-ups that have been selected as the winners of its Unleashed 2021 Accelerator Lab Programme, including two UK pet startups.  The winners include: Animoscope, France; BioKind, UK; Pawesomer, Finland; Pawpots, Lebanon; PuppyFat, UK; and Scorpet, France. According to Purina, the companies chosen are “actively engaged in advancing pet care by creating fully digitised solutions, based in sustainability and pet well-being”.  The winners were chosen from more than 300 applicants, across 50 countries, and were recognised for “driving some of the most innovative ideas in petcare across Europe”.  Each winning startup will now receive CHF 50,000 (£39,000) to upscale their business as well as benefit from bespoke mentorship and supervision from Purina’s Accelerator team. Kim Bill, head of the Purina Accelerator Lab said: “We are delighted to welcome such visionary and progressive young companies to our cohort.  Their business models align with Purina’s drive to innovate and challenge the industry through technology, and data-driven solutions.  “While the next six months will be busy, we look forward to successfully completing the ‘Proof-of Concept’ highly structured programme with our innovators and seeing how they use technology to advance and promote the pet-human bond.” Jeff Hamilton, CEO at Nestlé Purina PetCare in Europe, Middle East and North Africa added: “As we launch our UNLEASHED programme for the second year, seeing the full range of applicants we received truly showcases how much the industry of petcare is accelerating, especially in the sphere of sustainability, technology and data- driven solutions. “Congratulations to our six exemplary winners – we are proud to be facilitating the work of these start-ups and look forward to seeing the impact these companies make for pet owners in Europe and beyond.”  Michael White, founder and CEO of PuppyFat, one of the winners of the 2021 programme said: “When I spotted the opportunity to collaborate with Purina, it was too good of an opportunity to miss.  “Their goals around sustainability and pet health align perfectly with my personal and company values and I expect the partnership to extend beyond the UNLEASHED programme and long into the future. At PuppyFat, our breeder community is at the heart of everything we do. And, ultimately, winning Unleashed will enable us to serve them better and grow with them even faster.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette Events
Yan Hui Lee, a 24-year old veterinary student from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award from the International Canine Health Awards. Lee has completed her studies and is set to graduate in July, and will be awarded as part of her research project investigating the epidemiology of aural haematomas (a collection of blood in the ear) in dogs through the VetCompass programme. The International Canine Health Awards are organised by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and winners are chosen by a panel of renowned vets and scientists, with the award ceremony taking place on 30 June at 14:00pm. On her win, Lee said: “It feels very surreal and it has yet to sink in! I am very honoured and thankful for the recognition from the International Canine Health Awards, and this will certainly encourage me to continue improving and devoting time and passion into my work. “I am truly excited to use the award to contribute towards improving breed health and animal welfare as a new graduate veterinarian.” Dr Andrew Higgins, chairman of the International Canine Health Awards panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Congratulations to Miss Lee for this outstanding achievement. “Her diligent work ethic has proved invaluable to the VetCompass programme and she is a true inspiration to her peers. I am confident that Yan Hui has a very bright future ahead of her and I look forward to seeing her progress further.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Current Affairs
Yan Hui Lee, a 24-year old veterinary student from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award from the International Canine Health Awards. Lee has completed her studies and is set to graduate in July, and will be awarded as part of her research project investigating the epidemiology of aural haematomas (a collection of blood in the ear) in dogs through the VetCompass programme. The International Canine Health Awards are organised by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and winners are chosen by a panel of renowned vets and scientists, with the award ceremony taking place on 30 June at 14:00pm. On her win, Lee said: “It feels very surreal and it has yet to sink in! I am very honoured and thankful for the recognition from the International Canine Health Awards, and this will certainly encourage me to continue improving and devoting time and passion into my work. “I am truly excited to use the award to contribute towards improving breed health and animal welfare as a new graduate veterinarian.” Dr Andrew Higgins, chairman of the International Canine Health Awards panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Congratulations to Miss Lee for this outstanding achievement. “Her diligent work ethic has proved invaluable to the VetCompass programme and she is a true inspiration to her peers. I am confident that Yan Hui has a very bright future ahead of her and I look forward to seeing her progress further.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette - Science
Yan Hui Lee, a 24-year old veterinary student from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award from the International Canine Health Awards. Lee has completed her studies and is set to graduate in July, and will be awarded as part of her research project investigating the epidemiology of aural haematomas (a collection of blood in the ear) in dogs through the VetCompass programme. The International Canine Health Awards are organised by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and winners are chosen by a panel of renowned vets and scientists, with the award ceremony taking place on 30 June at 14:00pm. On her win, Lee said: “It feels very surreal and it has yet to sink in! I am very honoured and thankful for the recognition from the International Canine Health Awards, and this will certainly encourage me to continue improving and devoting time and passion into my work. “I am truly excited to use the award to contribute towards improving breed health and animal welfare as a new graduate veterinarian.” Dr Andrew Higgins, chairman of the International Canine Health Awards panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Congratulations to Miss Lee for this outstanding achievement. “Her diligent work ethic has proved invaluable to the VetCompass programme and she is a true inspiration to her peers. I am confident that Yan Hui has a very bright future ahead of her and I look forward to seeing her progress further.” [...]
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Pet Gazette Events
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The Pets, Homes and Gardens Company is partnering with De Vere, the hotel and estate group for the launch of its new dog sitter service for guests at its Wokefield estate. The new initiative will allow guests to leave their dogs in safe hands with a dog walker and sitter on site at the hotel. As part of the service, dogs will be given their own bowl, treats and bed from the pet retailer, as their owners enjoy the hotel. The dog walking and sitting service is currently priced at £15 an hour per dog for guests at the hotel. Peter Sangster, the venue director at De Vere Wokefield Estate, said: “Dogs are a part of the family and we’ve realised this more than ever over the last year as we have spent a lot more time together in lockdown. “We’ve launched our new dog sitter and walking service with Pets, Homes and Gardens at De Vere Wokefield Estate to make it easier for owners and their four-legged friends to adjust back into working life.” He added: “Dogs can take advantage of our extensive outdoor space, and they are also welcome in Wokefield Place and the outside area of Benedict’s Bar, so they don’t miss out on any of the fun during their owner’s visit.” [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette - Current Affairs
The Pets, Homes and Gardens Company is partnering with De Vere, the hotel and estate group for the launch of its new dog sitter service for guests at its Wokefield estate. The new initiative will allow guests to leave their dogs in safe hands with a dog walker and sitter on site at the hotel. As part of the service, dogs will be given their own bowl, treats and bed from the pet retailer, as their owners enjoy the hotel. The dog walking and sitting service is currently priced at £15 an hour per dog for guests at the hotel. Peter Sangster, the venue director at De Vere Wokefield Estate, said: “Dogs are a part of the family and we’ve realised this more than ever over the last year as we have spent a lot more time together in lockdown. “We’ve launched our new dog sitter and walking service with Pets, Homes and Gardens at De Vere Wokefield Estate to make it easier for owners and their four-legged friends to adjust back into working life.” He added: “Dogs can take advantage of our extensive outdoor space, and they are also welcome in Wokefield Place and the outside area of Benedict’s Bar, so they don’t miss out on any of the fun during their owner’s visit.” [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette - Science
The Pets, Homes and Gardens Company is partnering with De Vere, the hotel and estate group for the launch of its new dog sitter service for guests at its Wokefield estate. The new initiative will allow guests to leave their dogs in safe hands with a dog walker and sitter on site at the hotel. As part of the service, dogs will be given their own bowl, treats and bed from the pet retailer, as their owners enjoy the hotel. The dog walking and sitting service is currently priced at £15 an hour per dog for guests at the hotel. Peter Sangster, the venue director at De Vere Wokefield Estate, said: “Dogs are a part of the family and we’ve realised this more than ever over the last year as we have spent a lot more time together in lockdown. “We’ve launched our new dog sitter and walking service with Pets, Homes and Gardens at De Vere Wokefield Estate to make it easier for owners and their four-legged friends to adjust back into working life.” He added: “Dogs can take advantage of our extensive outdoor space, and they are also welcome in Wokefield Place and the outside area of Benedict’s Bar, so they don’t miss out on any of the fun during their owner’s visit.” [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette Events
Caitrina Oakes, managing director of Vetoquinol UK and Ireland, has been appointed as the new chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2021/22. Oakes left school at the age of 16 and went straight into the workplace as a trainee veterinary nurse in a mixed practice on the North East coast of Yorkshire.  Here she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, following studies at Rodbaston College of Agriculture in Penkridge. She then took the position of sales and marketing director at National Veterinary Services before moving to Vetoquinol in 2011 to take a sales and marketing manager position. Oakes has been in the position of managing director since 2013, and now leads an organisation of 76 people across the UK and Ireland.  She joined the NOAH board in June 2013 and was elected vice-chair in June 2018.  Oakes joined NOAH’s communications committee in August 2013 and became its chair in March 2015. She was also a member of the ‘Membership Working Group’ in 2019 and the business and trade sub-committee in 2020. Oakes said: “As well as representing around 97% of the animal medicines industry, our current members also already have a diverse product spread, including feed additives and nutraceuticals and an increasing interest in diagnostics and digital technologies. This is something we can celebrate, and work towards an even broader representation”. She added: “As the future changes fast, catalysed by the pandemic, NOAH will change with the times to serve our modern and changing sector”. [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette - Current Affairs
Caitrina Oakes, managing director of Vetoquinol UK and Ireland, has been appointed as the new chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2021/22. Oakes left school at the age of 16 and went straight into the workplace as a trainee veterinary nurse in a mixed practice on the North East coast of Yorkshire.  Here she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, following studies at Rodbaston College of Agriculture in Penkridge. She then took the position of sales and marketing director at National Veterinary Services before moving to Vetoquinol in 2011 to take a sales and marketing manager position. Oakes has been in the position of managing director since 2013, and now leads an organisation of 76 people across the UK and Ireland.  She joined the NOAH board in June 2013 and was elected vice-chair in June 2018.  Oakes joined NOAH’s communications committee in August 2013 and became its chair in March 2015. She was also a member of the ‘Membership Working Group’ in 2019 and the business and trade sub-committee in 2020. Oakes said: “As well as representing around 97% of the animal medicines industry, our current members also already have a diverse product spread, including feed additives and nutraceuticals and an increasing interest in diagnostics and digital technologies. This is something we can celebrate, and work towards an even broader representation”. She added: “As the future changes fast, catalysed by the pandemic, NOAH will change with the times to serve our modern and changing sector”. [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette - Science
Caitrina Oakes, managing director of Vetoquinol UK and Ireland, has been appointed as the new chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2021/22. Oakes left school at the age of 16 and went straight into the workplace as a trainee veterinary nurse in a mixed practice on the North East coast of Yorkshire.  Here she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, following studies at Rodbaston College of Agriculture in Penkridge. She then took the position of sales and marketing director at National Veterinary Services before moving to Vetoquinol in 2011 to take a sales and marketing manager position. Oakes has been in the position of managing director since 2013, and now leads an organisation of 76 people across the UK and Ireland.  She joined the NOAH board in June 2013 and was elected vice-chair in June 2018.  Oakes joined NOAH’s communications committee in August 2013 and became its chair in March 2015. She was also a member of the ‘Membership Working Group’ in 2019 and the business and trade sub-committee in 2020. Oakes said: “As well as representing around 97% of the animal medicines industry, our current members also already have a diverse product spread, including feed additives and nutraceuticals and an increasing interest in diagnostics and digital technologies. This is something we can celebrate, and work towards an even broader representation”. She added: “As the future changes fast, catalysed by the pandemic, NOAH will change with the times to serve our modern and changing sector”. [...]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Pet Gazette Events
The Government website has been updated to include a reference to pet grooming during lockdown and Tier rules in England. It states: Animal grooming facilities may also stay open but must only be used for the purposes of the animal’s welfare (and not for aesthetic purposes). The Animal Welfare Act sets out the 5 welfare needs of animals to safeguard their welfare and one of these is the “need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease” This is further amplified in the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs (2017) which states under the same heading “you should carefully check your dog’s coat regularly and groom your dog as necessary to maintain a healthy coat.” The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) considers that professional pet grooming is essential for a pet’s health and welfare and provides many health benefits which may not be immediately obvious. It is not undertaken for aesthetic purposes, which the dictionary defines as: concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty. Regular visits to a professional salon are a fundamental part of a pet’s routine care and wellbeing and help keep the coat clean and free from knots and matts, and in so doing help prevent more serious welfare issues building up. Pet grooming fulfils many functions and professional pet groomers have an important role to play in maintaining pet health and welfare: - Regular grooming helps to keep coats clean and manageable; - Unremoved hair from when a pet moults can form matts which can cause discomfort and skin complaints; - Pet groomers are able to do a quick health check and spot any unusual lumps or bumps which can then be referred for veterinary investigation; - Pet groomers check for any signs of fleas or ticks, inspect their teeth, eyes and ears and make sure that claws aren’t overgrown; - Pet grooming promotes good blood circulations, keeping grease levels down which can block pores and cause cysts. Professional pet groomers provide an essential pet welfare service which is important to maintain during a period of lockdown. PIF would consider aesthetic purposes to be services such as creative grooming, facials, nail painting, and fur-dyeing. These activities should not be undertaken during a lockdown. [...]
Fri, Nov 06, 2020
Pet Care Trust
There’s still time for companies to sign up for the UK’s virtual pet trade show, Virtual Petindex (VPI), which takes place on 11-12 October 2020 and remains open until 26 October, say organisers the Pet Industry Federation - the UK’s trade association for pet businesses. Nigel Baker, PIF’s Chief Executive said: ‘Being virtual means that there is no expensive or time-consuming stand build, but with a bit of research and planning on your design, your stand can do all the talking during the event as your ‘silent salesperson’. They are really easy to set up and PIF’s event team can help you every step of the way.’ October’s event will introduce a new product stand for companies wishing to showcase their new products; and a limit of forty trade stands per exhibition hall to create greater exposure for exhibitors’ brands. A unique feature of VPI is the detailed breakdown of visitors who have visited a stand and what their areas of interest are. Every exhibitor receives this as part of their stand package. Aside from the trade stands, Virtual Petindex will feature a packed webinar schedule on both days of the show with high-quality seminars on a range of business and animal welfare related topics from renowned speakers. The list of speakers and webinars will be revealed in the coming days. Nigel continued: ‘And of course, there is no travel involved – all you and your team need is a PC, tablet or mobile phone to operate your stand, and it’s the same for visitors. The stands really do offer excellent value for money. And in these times, when the industry is unsure whether they want to travel, VPI fills a gap of bringing the pet trade and visitors together.’ There’s a wealth of information about the event, including free short webinars about how to exhibit at Virtual Petindex, the ‘dos and don’ts’ of exhibiting at a virtual show and how to attract customers to your stand, at www.petindexshow.com If you would like to exhibit, please email Daniel.everett@petfederation.co.uk; call +44 (0)1234 224507 or visit the website to register your interest. [...]
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
Pet Care Trust
The Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the UK trade association for pet businesses, has today announced that its joint animal establishments inspector training course, run in collaboration with the City of London Corporation, has officially become an Ofqual regulated, City & Guilds Level 3 qualification. Since 1 October 2018, the new Licensing of Activities Involving Animals regulations (AAL) require those carrying out inspections to be appropriately trained. The highly successful ‘Professional Programme in Inspecting Licensable Activities Involving Animals’ has been running to full capacity since its launch and was specifically developed by animal health inspectors and education experts to meet this new legal requirement. Until now, the course has been termed ‘Level 3 equivalent’. The formal qualification status adds weight to the course of study, ensures that it unequivocally meets the requirements in the legislation and enables those inspectors who pass the course to add a regulated City & Guilds Level 3 qualification to their name. Vicky Skinner, Head of Education at the Pet Industry Federation explained: ‘Becoming a qualification is testament to the quality of the original course formation, particularly in terms of teaching and assessment, and in doing so, it strengthens the provision of this mandatory training in order to enable licensing officers to sufficiently discharge their duties under the new legislation. Licensing inspectors who have already completed the original course need not miss out either because they can convert to the qualification by undertaking an additional assessment to meet the qualification requirement. However this is not a requirement and the previous, accredited, course fully meets the training requirements.’ Further details about the Professional Programme in Inspecting Licensable Activities Involving Animals course and qualification, including course dates information on converting to the new qualification, can be found in the Education section of the Pet Industry Federation website: www.petfederation.co.uk; by calling 01234 273933, or emailing education@petfederation.co.uk [...]
Fri, Sep 04, 2020
Pet Care Trust
UPDATE: 23 March 2021 The latest pet business guidance to cover the roadmap for the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England has now been published by the Canine & Feline Sector Group. Pet Business Guidance - 23 March 2021 The handover protocol for pet businesses (updated 11 January 2021) is available to download here: HANDOVER PROTOCOLS Wales The Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) is currently reviewing its guidance which will be published shortly. Scotland The Scottish Government have information for pet businesses on their website, which canbe vewed here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-animal-owners/pages/dogs/ [...]
Tue, May 12, 2020
Pet Care Trust
PIF’s Primary Authority partner, the Corporation of London, has received a response from DEFRA with regard to the extension of licences for businesses who operate under the Animal Activities Licensing regulations. They have said that local authorities are under considerable pressure regarding licences and some may wish to extend licences as a result for three months to reduce the need for inspection and the risks involved whilst the outbreak continues. Regulation 9 of the regulations allows local authorities to vary licences with the consent in writing (including e-mail) of the licence holder or where the licence holder makes an application. Local authorities may wish to consider using this facility for extending licences for 3 months where this is deemed necessary. If your licence is coming up for renewal, please contact to your local authority regarding the possibility of an extension. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Pet Care Trust