Plymouth, MA – December 19, 2008 - At SmartPak, employees are happy to be at work. So happy that they voted in their animal health care company to the Boston Globe's annual "Top Places to Work." SmartPak was ranked among the Globe's Top 100 Places to Work in Massachusetts, joining the ranks of other area businesses that graced the list in 2008 including Genzyme Corp., Staples and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

       "We are so proud to have been named one of the best companies to work for in Massachusetts," said SmartPak CEO Paal Gisholt. "Since starting SmartPak, we've been committed to building a positive working environment for our employees. We sincerely believe our team is the real magic behind SmartPak's success and responsible for our continued growth. Their happiness is of the utmost importance, which is why this award means so much to us."

        SmartPak was also named a Top Workplace by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces in 2006 and was named to Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing private companies 2 years in a row - the only equine company ever named to the list. And despite a gloomy economic outlook at a time when many companies are facing impending layoffs, SmartPak is still hiring and looking for talented, independent thinkers who thrive in a hard working and fun corporate culture.

        The Globe's Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company direction, execution, leadership, pay and benefits, training and career development and values and ethics. The rankings are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The rankings include private firms, as well as public companies, non profits and other institutions. Results were weighted based on the size of the company. Online, the report can be found at

        SmartPak is committed to helping horse and dog owners improve the care and enjoyment of their animals by providing them with simple, innovative solutions and exceptional service. To learn more about SmartPak, visit their Web site at or call them at 1-800-461-8898.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit