OUR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
IPATA- the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association
Ferndale have been members of IPATA since 1997, this is the organization of the Pet Shippers worldwide. We attend annual meetings with our colleagues and associates from many parts of the world. Recently we attended talks in Texas, Chicago, and Melbourne, as well as regionally in Vietnam. By being a high profile member of this organisation this supports the network we have build in our company over the last 20 years. When we send your pets to London or New York, or anywhere in the world, we use the contacts that we have met and stayed in contact with through this association membership. IPATA members are screened for being a member and have ethics at the forefront and so when we refer pets to other IPATA members worldwide we know that they will collaborate wholeheartedly to help move your pets safely and with care. IPATA has a mission statement of being “dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets” which is in sync with Ferndale’s goals of safety and care for your pets.
IAM- International Association of Movers
Ferndale is a member of IAM, this is not specifically pet related, its more related to Professional Moving Companies. The International Association of Movers (IAM) has a membership of around 2,000 companies based in over 150 countries. These companies are in the business of home-moving, shipping and logistics services. Ferndale pet shippers hope to be always innovative and always learning, through our association with great international moving companies.
Dogs and cats are often also part of a corporate or household move, and by attending international meetings or being members of organisations like this, we stay at the forefront of the safety procedures and other aspects of industry knowledge. Membership aids facilitates the exchange of industry data with other industry members, and keep up to date with our peers and any industry changes.
VSB Veterinary Surgeon Board
Our Director is a practicing vet in Hong Kong, so falls under regulation of the Hong Kong Veterinary Board, so is regulated by the precepts of the VSB.
HKVA Hong Kong Veterinary Association
Our director is a veterinarian and lifelong member of the HKVA Hong Kong Veterinary Association. This is a non-mandatory organisation for vets and nurses and other staff involved in the Veterinary Field in Hong Kong. We stay focused on care, compassion, and excellence.