It has also launched a mobile app.
Subscription-based pet healthcare company Fuzzy Pet Health has closed on $4.5 million in seed round financing, at the same time launching its mobile app and expanded in-home vet care options.
The company said in a press release that the financing will enable it to continue expanding its veterinary services and geographic markets, keeping up with growing customer demand. The round was co-led by Eniac Ventures and Crosscut Ventures, with participation from Precursor Ventures, SV Angel, Accelerator and FJ Labs.
"As self-proclaimed dog lovers, Eniac is excited to support Fuzzy’s quest to improve the pet health ecosystem," said Nihal Mehta, founding general partner, Eniac Ventures. "Proprietary software and a unique business model enables Fuzzy to deliver affordable and comprehensive care at scale. The company’s rapid growth in the Bay Area alone is reflective that pet owners are looking for more advanced, personalized care.”
Through the new Fuzzy mobile app, members get direct access to Fuzzy vets whenever they need it, according to the release. Members can chat with vets in real-time, ask for diagnoses and prescriptions, and get recommendations for products and services based on their pets’ lifestyle.
The app is available free in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Fuzzy is available in the San Francisco Bay area, with plans to expand to additional cities in the U.S. in 2018.
"Fuzzy’s membership model enables vets to engage pet parents much more frequently and personally when compared to care delivered in a traditional clinic," according to the release. Memberships cover in-home checkups, medications, vaccines and telemedicine (care delivered remotely via email, chat or video).
Additionally, the new Fuzzy Plus membership is designed for pets that “need a bit more TLC,” according to the release. Fuzzy Plus "focuses on curative care and diagnostic services, such as in-home cold laser therapy for pain and inflammation and regular blood panels."
“We designed Fuzzy Plus to make sure that our membership could also benefit patients that require closer supervision, and to make it significantly easier for pet parents to do the right thing for their pets without paying more out of pocket,” said Dr. Robert Trimble, head of Fuzzy’s veterinary services.