Petco Animal Supplies Inc. announced a joint venture with Austin-based Thrive Affordable Vet Care to incorporate full-service Thrive clinics in select Petco stores later this year.
Terms of the agreement were not released.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to providing services and experiences that pet parents want, we are excited to expand our current offerings, which include our existing vaccination clinics, by partnering with Thrive Vet Care to bring their (Thrive’s) progressive, ‘affordable veterinary care’ model to select Petco locations,” said Bill Engen, Petco senior vice president.
According to Petco, the San Diego-based retailer offers an expanding array of vet services, which, in addition to Thrive, also includes Vetco clinics and digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach. Petco Animal Supplies Inc. operates more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Petco said Thrive opened its first location in January 2015 and continues to rapidly grow its network of animal hospitals across the United States.