July 01, 2017

 

 Petco incorporating full-service veterinary clinics

Posted June 14, 2017

Petco has announced a joint venture with Thrive Affordable Vet Care to incorporate full-service Thrive clinics in certain Petco stores this year.

Bill Engen, Petco senior vice president, said in a May 15 announcement that his company is partnering with Thrive to expand Petco's current offerings. Petco's existing Vetco clinics provide vaccinations as well as flea and tick products, microchipping, heartworm testing and medication, and deworming.

In addition, on April 4, Petco had announced that it had acquired PetCoach, a company that connects pet owners digitally with veterinary professionals for expert advice.

Thrive Affordable Vet Care opened its first location in January 2015 and now has five locations in Texas. Petco operates more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations in the United States and Mexico and offers prescription medications and pet supplies from online retailer Drs. Foster & Smith.

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