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Hello Fellow PLPA Members! Can you believe that it's been 6 months since we last gathered together in Vegas for the 2nd PLPA Conference! Wow! Where does the time go?! (By the way - there are only 104 shopping days til Christmas, if you were wondering!)
It's already been a very exciting year for the PLPA team! First of all, we have over 200 members in our association! What an amazing accomplishment given our very short time of existence! A true testimony to the excitement from you, our members, in wanting, as well as needing, an association that answers to your organization's needs as pet loss businesses.
Secondly, we are about to hold our Charter Certified Pet Loss Professional course on October 3 - 4, 2011, in Fort Worth, TX. This course is shaping up to be an incredible opportunity for you, the pet loss professional, to further your skills as a specialist in this field. If you've not registered yet - there's still time! You most certainly don't want to miss this phenomenal course - and an awesome opportunity to network with other professionals in the field. REGISTER NOW! Time is running out to take part in this Charter course! We're excited to honor you at the next ICCFA/PLPA conference in Vegas as a graduate of the first CPLP Course! Click here to register for the CPLP Course,... www.MyPLPA.com
Next, have you also registered for the Pet Loss and Grief Companioning Certification program being held at the end of the CPLP week - October 6 - 8, 2011? Whether you get this incredible learning to be a better resource to your veterinary clients - or because you work daily with grieving pet parents, you will most certainly find this course to be not only rich in content - but even richer in the sharing and networking with the other attendees. A most moving experience - as well as some well-rounded learning on the topic of Pet Loss and Grief. There's still time to get registered for this session as well - click here www.Pet-Loss-Grief.com to let us know you want to sign up for this amazing learning too!
By the way - if you have a veterinary client that you work especially close with - think about bringing them to the Pet Loss and Grief Companioning Certification course as well. Not only will they get 15 hours of continuing education credit - but you will have a priceless opportunity to bond with your client - and learn at the same time!
Next, we are working to continue to fulfill our promise of "more educational courses" for you and the veterinary community! Our first webinar was held in August - with 16 attendees, including attendees from the veterinary industry! These courses will run monthly - with a variety of topics to whet any pet care professional's whistle! Another fabulous opportunity to bond with a veterinary client - by participating and viewing these sessions together and then taking an opportunity to share after the session. Remember - be a partner to your veterinary clients when it comes to the topic of pet loss education!
Thanks for all of your support of the PLPA - and for being a part of this amazing journey together! There's much more to come for our association in the area of standardization for business practices, educational opportunities, and more,... as a team - we will all make it happen together!