San Diego Business Journal

PetDesk, a San Diego company that builds software for veterinary practices, recently closed a $12 million series B round. PeakSpan Capital, a Silicon Valley-based growth stage investment firm, led the funding round.

“A common bond shared across the pet care industry is our passion for pets. As pet owners ourselves, we’re proud to partner with PetDesk and its zealous culture around animals,” Brian Mulvey, co-founder and managing partner at PeakSpan Capital, said in a news release. “The team at PetDesk has built a unique combination of top-notch software and shareable best practices to enhance engagement between pet owners and a growing ecosystem of providers responsible for care.”

Founded in 2011, PetDesk has raised a total of $16.7 million to date. Its software allows pet owners to schedule appointments and view their pets’ health records in a mobile app. It currently has 800,000 users and 1,500 veterinary practices on the app.

The company plans to use the recent influx of cash to expand its platform into the pet grooming industry. It’s a natural extension for the company, since groomers often see pets more frequently than the vet, where they can catch skin conditions, ear infections and other health issues.

PetDesk CEO and Co-Founder Taylor Cavanah said while the company’s veterinary tools help owners better manage their pets’ health, “…regular grooming is also a critical part of maintaining optimal health. This funding will allow us to expand our software application to professional groomers across the country, providing an easy-to-use tool to ensure that regular grooming is weaved into a pet parent’s calendar.”