Pet Shop Grading Scheme & Training
AVA licenses the keeping and display for sale of pets to safeguard the welfare of animals. AVA introduced the Pet Shop Grading Scheme in 2007 to raise standards of animal welfare and professionalism in the pet retail industry.
These pet shops are graded from Grade A to D according to their compliance with licence conditions and their adoption of best practices.
The grading scheme also promotes responsible pet ownership through better customer education and information dissemination.
Pet Shop Grades
Compulsory Structured Training for Pet Shops
To further raise the standards and professional competency of pet shop operators, operators of pet shops must attend compulsory structured training in pet welfare and animal management. The training is conducted by course providers recognised by the AVA.
Temasek Polytechnic’s Professional Development Centre is the first course provider recognised to conduct this training. You can find out more information on the courses, fees and schedules on Temasek Polytechnic's website.
Contact information for clarifications:
Temasek Polytechnic’s Professional Development Centre
Tel: (65) 6788 1212
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Ms Cady Tay)