Australian Spring 2016
Vol 26 No 3


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Bob Croucher has been the publisher of Pet Industry News since its inception in 1991. He has been in the pet industry for more than 25 years

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Ph: (02) 4443 5200 Fax: (02) 4443 5202

Mobile: 0418 215 722


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Sandra Totaro is the designer of Pet Industry News.

She has been in the graphic and web design industry for over 10 years. Her role is the design of the magazine as well as designing and laying up of advertising for clients. If you would like her to design your ads please contact her at



Rachael Pilley has been involved in the Pet Industry for over 12 years, firstly at a retail level and then as marketing, customer relations and research for Pet Industry News. Rachael has also had experience in the printing/publishing industry. You will generally catch up with Rachael as the PIN representative at Pet Expos and trade shows. 



    CAROLINE ZAMBRANO is a pet journalist with nearly 10 years experience writing for and editing a number of pet magazines in Australia.


History of the PIAA   JOHN DAWES is a freelance writer and international ornamental aquatic industry consultant. He is a long-time contributor to, and supporter of, PIN, has written over 4,000 articles and contributed to 50 books as author, editor and editorial consultant. In 2005 John (along with his wife and business partner, Vivian) received the OFI Award for their “valuable contribution to the ornamental aquatic industry”. John is an Honours graduate in Biology and Geology, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, a Member of the Society of Biology and a Chartered Biologist.
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