Sai Xiong Earns ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification

March 6, 2018

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (March 6, 2018) – Sai Xiong, Manager of Cremation and Delivery for Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), recently earned his Crematory Operator Certification through International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA).

Founded in 1887, ICCFA is the only international trade association representing all segments of the crematory and funeral profession and is composed of more than 9,100 businesses worldwide.

The Crematory Operator Certification promotes improved efficiencies while operating crematory retorts, understanding and limiting the impact of cremation on the environment, and standardizing record keeping within the industry. Credentialed individuals must successfully pass a comprehensive exam covering all aspects of a crematory operation.

“VHA has been providing reliable and ethical cremation services for our members since 1984,” said Jeff Benson, Executive Director of Veterinary Hospitals Association. “Continuing our team’s education in this industry is of the utmost importance so that we may continue to support our members and their clients at the highest caliber.”

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About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves more than 400 veterinary practices. The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members. Follow VHA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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