Venture with Austin-based Thrive Affordable Vet Care

Petco announced today that it will partner with Thrive Affordable Vet Care in a joint venture to include full-service Thrive clinics at select Petco stores later in the year.

Bill Engen, Petco’s senior vice president, stated that “we know that pet wellness and health are becoming increasingly important to pet owners and crucial to the long-term well-being and health of our pets.” We are proud to offer more services and experiences for pet parents as part of our commitment to providing the best possible experience. This partnership with Thrive Vet Care will allow us to bring their innovative, affordable veterinary care model to selected Petco locations.

Odis Pirtle CEO of Thrive Vet Care stated that “Thrive” is a rapidly expanding team of pet care professionals who are focused on providing high-quality care for pets and an unparalleled value to pet owners. “We are extremely excited about this partnership and the chance to collaborate with an international organization like Petco as our business expands.”

Petco stores offer pet owners a one-stop shop where they can buy pet food, toys, and apparel. They also cater to the holistic health needs for their pets through the grooming salon, dog training area, and a growing array of vet services offerings. These include Thrive and PetCoach, as well as Vetco clinics and digitally delivered pet health advice.

Further details regarding grand opening events for these stores will be available in the summer.

About Petco and The Petco Foundation

Petco, a top pet specialty retailer, has been serving pet parents for more than 50 years. We are a leader in helping pet parents to build strong relationships with their pets. Petco provides the products, advice, and experiences that help pets stay physically and mentally healthy, as well as emotionally and socially connected. Our vision of healthier pets guides everything we do. Happier People. Better World. More than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed By Petco locations are available in the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico. We also offer prescription services and supplies from Drs. Foster & Smith, digitally delivered pet health advice via PetCoach and Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more $185 million to improve the welfare of companion animals. We work in conjunction with the Foundation to support thousands of animal welfare groups throughout the country. In-store adoption events help more than 400,000 animals each year.

About Thrive Affordable Pet Care

Thrive’s mission, which is to save you money and time, is to provide high-quality, comprehensive veterinary care for all our patients. We take the pain out the veterinary visit. Thrive opened its first facility in January 2015, and has been rapidly expanding its network of animal hospitals throughout the United States. Thrive is the preferred employer in the veterinary industry because of its focus on wellness.

Thrive Affordable Vet is a privately owned veterinary company that provides high-quality, cost-effective preventative and routine services to pets. Thrive Affordable vet Care was founded in 2014 in response to rising costs for veterinary care. It has locations throughout Texas, California and Colorado and plans to expand nationwide.

Thrive Affordable vet Care provides a variety of routine, surgical, and dental care for pets. This includes canine and feline vaccination packages, nose to tail pet exams, spay/neuter surgeries, teeth cleanings and mass removals. Thrive clinics have knowledgeable staff, modern technology, quiet rooms, compassionate veterinary teams, and easy checkout in the exam area using in-room payments processors. Thrive Affordable vet Care was founded on a passion for pets and believes in delivering unsurpassed value to clients.

Thrive Affordable Vet care is based in Austin, Texas. They are looking for passionate candidates who love animals and share their passion for making vet care affordable and easily accessible. Thrive Affordable Vet Care supports flexibility through telecommuting and part-time job opportunities.

Through 2017, twelve more Thrive veterinary clinics will open in newly renovated Petco stores throughout Texas, California, Colorado.

Brad Weston, Petco CEO, stated that while pet owners are becoming more concerned about their pets’ health and well-being, it can be overwhelming to navigate veterinary services. Pet parents often face challenges in understanding what their pets require at every stage of their lives, what is routine care, urgent, or specialty care, as well as when they should seek out veterinary expertise.

He said, “By expanding our instore veterinary services Petco’s veterinarian professionals can help pet owners through every step of the pets’ health- and wellness needs all in one convenient place.” “Our Aldine store is the first in our new in-store hospital design. We are excited to bring more locations to the Houston area in the coming months.”

Petco offers on-site wellness and vaccination clinics as well as digital pet health advice through PetCoach.

Through January, 12 Thrive clinics will be open in Austin, Dallas and Highland Village, Houston (3) and Humble, Texas. Sunset Valley, Texas, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Escondido Menifee and Redlands, Calif.

THRIVE(r), Affordable Vet Care, is disrupting small animal veterinary care by using technology in their clinics. THRIVE is a pioneer in adopting technology in a field that has traditionally been slow to adopt it. They have integrated the LocknCharge CarryOn Charging Station and iPads into their daily workflow. Their goals? Their goals are to create efficiency that allows their staff to offer affordable, high-quality veterinary care to the majority.