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Petco adds services to drive traffic

By Gina Acosta - 01/11/2018

Petco is keeping pace with pet category trends by remodeling stores to put a greater emphasis on pet health.

The retailer is expanding the company's pet services offerings with additional in-store veterinary hospitals in one California store and one Texas store. The company will also celebrate the grand opening of one new store in Reisterstown, Md., this month. 

Petco opened its first veterinary hospital, operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care, in Aldine, Tex., in October 2017. 

Petco starts 2018 off with an expansion of its in-store veterinary services with two more veterinary hospitals openings in January. This includes one veterinary hospital operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care and one veterinary hospital operated by The Pet Vet.

Each Pet Vet hospital offers full-service medical and urgent care seven days a week, spay and neuter, full in-house diagnostic laboratory equipment, advanced ultrasounds, dentistry and more. The Pet Vet also offers pet parents and their pets a comprehensive wellness plan for every stage of a pet's life. 

Petco stores aim to provide a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while addressing the holistic wellbeing of pets via the grooming salon, dog training area, and an expanding array of veterinary service offerings for good pet health. In addition to new in-store veterinary hospitals operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care and The Pet Vet, Petco stores also offer on-site vaccination and wellness clinics operated by Vetco, and digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach.

Petco operates more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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