Petco opens 100th in-store veterinary hospital

San Diego-based Petco announced the opening of its 100th in-store veterinary hospital, located in Encinitas, CA.

“The pandemic has caused a spike in adoption and fostering rates, and pet ownership is projected to increase by roughly four percent this year. This has caused an influx of new pet parents all prioritizing accessible and affordable health as well as wellness partnership and solutions, which we’re pleased to offer.” – Mike Nuzzo, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Petco.

Petco has more than doubled its count of full-service in-store vet hospitals in the span of a year. The current ecosystem includes easy access to preventive care, vaccination clinics, full-service hospitals, telehealth, pharmacy services, pet insurance (underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company) and membership programs.