Do I have some fun announcements to share with you! Not only do I have one, but three new friends at the office, and the best part is.. they are all dog lovers. I have been busy the past few weeks scoping out Kelsey, Sam, and Tasha.
Closest to my paws is Kelsey. She is known for her creativity. Kelsey works in the Marketing Department along with Brett, Sharla and Sam. I'll get to Sam in a second. I like Kelsey because she is a huge dog lover. She use to raise and sell Shiba Inu's. Her dog's names are Spirit, Takia and Keesha.
Then it is Sam. Sam gets to play and work with me this summer. He is doing a summer internship with us. Sam is interning in the Marketing Department. He also gets to be creative. Sam has two house cats named Paul and George, who were named after the Beatles. I can't wait to meet them!
Lastly, let me introduce you to Tasha. Tasha gets to work with numbers and collecting of bills. She is on the phone a lot when I stop by. She always has a smile on her face. She told me she grew up on a farm, and her favorite activity is riding four wheeler. Tasha is busy planning her wedding at the end of the summer.
That's all the new smells here at the office... Wait (sniff)... Gotta go, I smell lunch!
All my people here at Van Beek Natural Science are excited to have once again passed our NASC audit, and with an "A" rating! For over ten years, Van Beek has been a member of the NASC, or National Animal Supplement Council. The NASC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving animal health supplements for horses, cats, and dogs, like me. You can learn more about the NASC by visiting their website.
According to Brett, in order to pass the audit, we have to:
1) Have a Quality Control Manual that shows our products are made safely with high quality ingredients.
2) Make sure our labels correctly line up with all requirements and guidelines.
3) Have evidence and significant research to back up what we claim our products can do.
4) Make sure we have a procedure in place if customers have any problems with our products.
After passing our audit, we are able to proudly display the NASC Seal on our products DiaGel and Synacore and on our product marketing literature. The Seal not only represents accomplishing these requirements. It also visually shows our customers that our products come from a reputable and trusted company.
Look for the NASC Seal on our products...
and show booth!
Whoa, I can definitely tell it is LickGuard Batching Day! LickGuard has that one-of-a-kind smell that you won't forget. In fact, that is why it works so well. Believe me! I've tried it.
If any of my fellow canine or feline friends taste LickGuard, they automatically connect the smell with the bad taste, which they will not want to taste it again. LickGuard is a product that protects against excessive licking, which can cause sores or may be used in replace of those nasty e-collars. My people at Van Beek Natural Science had this video made to explain the product in more detail.
Whew, that's better! The ointment is sealed into tubes.
And it is ready to be boxed up and sent to distributor shelves to be purchased by your veterinarian!
Happy First Day of Spring! Although it may not feel like it... Despite the cold weather, tulips are already starting to pop up around Orange City. Orange City is known for its Tulip Festival in May. I took a trip into town with Brett to check them out.
Sure enough... their strudy little stems are popping through. Brett says we could use some of those spring rains (instead of the winter snows) sometime soon.
But not too early! We don't want the tulips to bloom too far before mid May. If they miss the party, we'll end up with another "Stem Fest" instead of Tulip Festival!
Oh look, it's Lilly! Lilly's person is Brett. Looks like she came out to play!
I'm so SO very excited for Thanksgiving! All the yummy smells and food. And I've been staring at this delicious looking piece of pumpkin pie...
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
What are you doing for the holiday?
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I'm a yellow Labrador Retriever livin' in Orange City, Iowa. I was just adopted into the Van Beek Natural Science family. Everyone here is pretty cool. I'm really REALLY happy to be here, watchin' out for my new people.