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How Can IBPSA Support Your Pet Care Services Business?

Each year, pet owners around the world spend hundreds of billions of dollars on their beloved pets, with Americans alone spending over $120 billion. For businesses in the pet care services industry, this translates to an abundance of opportunities for growth and success—as well as ever-increasing competition.

To help pet care businesses gain an edge in this dynamic industry, IBPSA offers comprehensive support, a wealth of resources, and a community of like-minded professionals. Whether you’re already an IBPSA Member or you’re thinking about joining, now is a great time to review the many benefits that membership can offer.

IBPSA Membership Benefits

From pet sitters and boarding facilities to trainers and veterinarians, professionals across the pet care services industry can enjoy a range of benefits by joining IBPSA. A few key membership benefits include:

  • Educational Resources. IBPSA provides a plethora of educational resources, including free Member-exclusive monthly live educational webinars, business education workshops throughout the year, and access to a video library with recorded presentations by business experts in the pet care services industry. These resources are designed to ensure our Members have the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in this competitive industry, while providing the best possible care for pets.
  • Staff Education and Certifications. In addition to educational resources related to operating a pet care services business, IBPSA Members and their staff have access to several certification programs that can improve facility safety for employees and pets, boost customer confidence, distinguish your business from competitors, and potentially reduce insurance premiums. Options include species-specific certifications and educational materials for third-party certification through the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC).
  • Community and Advocacy. IBPSA Membership provides a collective voice for the pet care services industry, enabling your concerns and perspectives on regulatory and legislative issues to be heard. Our commitment to increasing public awareness of our Members also assists consumers in making informed, safe pet care choices, which may directly benefit your business.
  • Savings and Exclusive Offers. IBPSA’s Vendor Members provide discounts and special offers, allowing Member businesses to access educational and operational products at a reduced price. The annual FLOW Business Conference and educational workshops are also available at discounted pricing.

FLOW Business Conference—The Pet Care Services Industry’s Premier Event

For business owners and decision-makers in the pet care industry, one of the most important events each year is IBPSA’s FLOW Business Conference. Featuring a full schedule of workshops and educational programming, a trade show, networking and more, the conference offers an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn new insights and strategies from industry leaders, discover new products and services that can help enhance their business operations, and connect with other professionals who are dedicated to excellence in pet care.

The 2024 FLOW Business Conference will be held from September 24-26 at the beautiful Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. We are excited to announce that registration will open on March 1! Stay tuned at our website and social media accounts for updates, and be sure to save your spot at this value-packed event!

Looking for more information on the benefits of an IBPSA membership? Visit https://www.ibpsa.com/member-benefits/!