PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - DALLAS -- Madrid – October 2012 – Hundreds of pet shippers from around the globe gathered in Madrid, October 20-23, for the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) 36th Annual International Conference.
IPATA Members at Conference
Dr. David Landers DVM, owner of AirVets Pet Relocation, spoke at the conference. Topics included preparing health certificates, vaccination and lab work requirements, specific disease information, and an open forum for attendees to ask veterinary related questions. Dr. Landers holds a unique position as one of few veterinarians that provide pet relocation services around the world.
The IPATA International Conference is the world's largest gathering of pet shipping professionals. Hot topics included: transporting fish, birds and pocket pets, building agent to agent relationships, ensuring animals are healthy from start to finish and implementing social media and marketing on a budget. For the first time, IPATA Board of Directors hosted an Open Forum, where members could ask questions regarding the organization’
The 2012 Millie Woolf Memorial Leadership Award was presented by Dr. Walter Woolf, in memory of his wife who lost her battle with cancer. Millie Woolf was a founding member of IPATA. The award celebrates the work of one member who contributed to the community and rewards a stipend to continue these works or donate to a special cause. IPATA will also presented the Excellence Award, Industry Partner Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Attendees included animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets during transport.
The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association, Inc. (IPATA) is a non-profit, worldwide trade association for animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and animals during transport. The organization was founded in 1979. It began with six founding members and now has more than 325 members in over 70 countries. IPATA serves its members, the pet transport industry, and the public at large.
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