PetSmart Veterinary Services puts veterinarians in charge of owning their own practice

Privately owned veterinary medical practices have shrunk at a record pace across the country. As the industry consolidates, many vets have been overpriced and positioned in the market. PVS allows veterinarians to become independent and own their business, all at a fraction of the cost of starting a new practice on their own. With PVS, veterinarians receive the support of an experienced team of dedicated industry experts along with a location that can benefit from the PetSmart store’s built-in foot traffic.

“PetSmart already has one of the largest veterinary offerings with more than 700 veterinary hospital partners in our stores, providing convenient access to quality pet care,” said JK Symancyk, President and CEO of PetSmart. “With PVS’ independent ownership model, we can bring our size, capabilities and expertise as the leading pet retailer to support veterinarians seeking the independence and benefits of owning a practice. These efforts will provide essential veterinary care to the growing number of pets and pet parents and are an important part of our growth strategy to provide our customers with all the products, services, solutions and care they need. need within one location.”

With space available for veterinary hospitals at PetSmart stores ready to fill, each location will be equipped with the most efficient state-of-the-art equipment for the veterinarian. PVS will also provide each practice owner with integrated resources for marketing, information technology, construction, training, reporting and ongoing consulting to allow providers to focus on what they love: providing the best patient care while building lasting relationships with pet parents. .

“We are on a mission to empower veterinarians and provide better access to care for companion animals,” said John Bork, senior vice president of veterinary health services at PetSmart. “We know that these doctors will Everything for pets – they are the ones who engage with pet owners and provide expertise and care for animals of all kinds. With PetSmart Veterinary Serviceswe are able to support them in realizing their dreams and help them thrive as practice owners.”

Over the past few years there has been an increase in pet adoptions and veterinary practices are busier than ever. Record demand for veterinary services across the county may lead to burnout of veterinary professionals, as well as longer wait times and more barriers to care for pet parents and their pets. With PetSmart’s extensive network of more than 1,660 stores, PVS has the potential to dramatically increase access to veterinary care across the United States, helping keep pets and the doctors who care for them, healthier and happier.

To ensure the highest standard of care, each PVS hospital will be required to maintain accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States. Currently, only 15% of pet hospitals are AAHA accredited, giving PVS hospitals a competitive edge and pet parents greater confidence in caring for their beloved pet. receives.

“We are committed to helping and supporting these independent veterinarians through the AAHA credentialing process,” said Dr. Jenifer Browns, DVM, MPVM, Vice President of Veterinary Business Development for PetSmart. “Veterinarians choose this career because we want to help pets and their parents with the best possible care. This designation is one of the highest honors a practice can receive and represents a sense of pride for veterinarians. veterinarians to recognize their dedication to medical excellence and their patients.”

Veterinarians interested in learning more about PVS can find more information at

About PetSmart:
PetSmart LLC is the leading pet retailer offering products, services and solutions for the lifelong needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and believe that pets make us better people. Every day, with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet owners closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilling lives together. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, how we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1,660 pet stores in United States, Canada and Porto Rico, plus over 200 PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding in store. We offer a wide range of pet foods and products at competitive prices, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and adopting pets. All independent franchise ownership opportunities are offered through PetSmart’s wholly owned subsidiary, PetSmart Veterinary Services, LLC.

PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada working with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets to stores so they have the best possible chance of finding forever homes.

Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated over 10 million adoptions, more than any other physical organization.


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