We at C&I Media are so thrilled to be able to relaunch Pet Industry News, a publication with such pedigree in an industry so diverse and full of unwavering passion and commitment. To be able to connect pet retailers, veterinarians, breeders, groomers, aquatics, boarding services, suppliers, and everyone in between, is such an exciting opportunity.

I, along with the rest of the team, and with the support of Bob Croucher, have had a great time putting together this first relaunched issue of Pet Industry News – in particular the 30 Game Changers list. From award-winning retailers to passionate animal welfare advocates, right through to entrepreneurial women juggling motherhood with multiple successful veterinary businesses and a fashion line, it was a true inspiration to hear all your stories. It showed me that within this industry, each person shares a common goal, and that is to improve the lives of the pets of Australia.

I’d like to congratulate everyone who was named on the list, it was no mean feat narrowing down the nominations to just 30. And a big thank you to all of those who nominated.

I’d also like to thank all those who contributed to this issue of Pet Industry News, including Barry Codling, President, PIAA; Jared Patrick, President, AIAA; Tim Calabria, Industry Analyst, IBISWorld; Bob Croucher, Founder, Pet Industry News; Dr Harry Cooper; the team at Indepet; and our fabulous freelancers, Caroline Zambrano, and Kylie Baracz.

And of course, a huge thanks to all of our valued advertisers who have supported us on this journey.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together – and of course, a big happy 30th anniversary to us!

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