March 15, 2018

Jessica Finnegan Joins IBPSA’s Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 – The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) today announced that Jessica Finnegan, Director of Operations for Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort, one of the largest pet boarding resorts in the United States, has joined the association’s board of directors. Finnegan has worked at Greenbriar, a hybrid pet resort and animal hospital, for the past decade. Greenbriar is situated on 30 acres in Frederick, Maryland, near the Washington D.C. area. As Director […]
February 22, 2018

Start Turning Negative Reviews into Positive Results

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Alain Parcain Your online reputation plays a big part in whether or not a potential customer decides to use your facility. Your reputation is largely based on the unfiltered opinions of your customers, who now have access to a larger audience than ever before. While dealing with unhappy customers has always been a challenge for […]
February 8, 2018

Not Just for the Big Dogs: Legislative Action

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read all issues online here. The following article was originally published in our Q4 2017 issue. by Jessica Wolfe Even a cursory glance at the news this year has revealed more legislative activism than many of us have seen if not in our lifetime, then certainly in many years. From massive crowds flooding the streets in Poland to protest a judiciary bill, […]
February 1, 2018
Five Things a Pet Care Facility Should Begin Considering for 2018 Planning

The Future Is Now (Revisited): Five Things for 2018

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. You know that feeling when you didn’t start your diet or exercise plan on January 1st? That feeling of, well, since you’ve already blown that might as well just forget it. Try again in 2019. Banish that feeling! It’s not too late to get 2018 off on the right paw, particularly when it comes to implementing […]
February 1, 2018

[FREE WEBINAR] Financing a Pet Resort: Advice From the Experts

[FREE WEBINAR] Financing a Pet Resort: Advice from the Experts Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 1PM Central Register Here Learn all you need to know about how to finance a pet resort in this FREE webinar presented by IBPSA. A panel of three industry experts will share their thoughts and experiences on obtaining the money to launch a pet resort. The panel will include: the leading SBA lender to pet resorts; the president of a design-build construction firm focused on […]
January 22, 2018

A Deadly Game: Fence Aggression

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Deanna Schaar Have you seen that “Dances with Deer” viral video? The one where a deer approaches a fenced dog and they then proceed to run back and forth on either side of the fence? The dog owner laughs and narrates as the two are “playing peekaboo.” It really is utterly adorable and, not surprisingly, […]
November 1, 2017

Marijuana Poisoning in Dogs

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT Board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist and toxicologist Consultant, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center With the legalization of marijuana in several states, there has been an increased prevalence of accidental exposure to dogs, cats, and children within the past few years.1-3 This can occur with the accidental ingestion of […]
October 27, 2017

Finding Work/Life Balance in Busy Times

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Janelle Whiteman We just survived the summer season and, with barely a pause from the paws, the holidays will be here soon. If it feels like you spend your time running from this busy season to that busy season, this business issue to that business issue, you may struggle with work/life balance, putting yourself at […]
October 24, 2017

8 Must-Do Human Resources Activities for Year End

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Lori Kleiman It's that time of year already. Before you know it we'll be moving into 2018. Don’t let the year get away from you without tackling the following HR activities. W2 preparation - Review your payroll system and be sure all data is entered and accurate for this year. Double check that you have […]
October 19, 2017

Every Day Safety: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Ben Day – Ben Day Business Consultants Do you know the second most common cause of non-fatal disabling injury in the workplace? It slides in just behind overexertion. It’s slips, trips, and falls. Of course you know your pet care premises inside and out ― where the carpet is frayed a bit or the sidewalk […]