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PetSmart Veterinary Services Opens Its First Veterinarian Hospital in Arizona

Currently, nearly 750 PetSmart stores are home to a veterinary hospital, with that number set to grow as more PVS locations open.




(PRESS RELEASE) PHOENIX — PetSmart Veterinary Services (PVS) announces the opening of its first veterinarian hospital location this month following a recent launch of the new independent, franchise business ownership model. Veterinarians’ dreams of owning and operating their own business are now becoming a reality with the first hospital opening in a Peoria, AZ. PVS anticipates the opening of several veterinary hospitals over the next few months in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The launch of PVS bolsters PetSmart’s already industry-leading size and scale of veterinary offerings and is just one more way PetSmart lives its anything for pets promise. Currently, nearly 750 PetSmart stores are home to a veterinary hospital, with that number set to grow as more PVS locations open.

“Since announcing PVS, we have received a tremendous response from veterinarians across the country expressing interest in becoming business owners and excitement for the opportunity to begin building their own practice,” said John Bork, senior vice president of vet health services at PetSmart. “Opening this first hospital location brings great momentum to the future of PVS and the continued support of veterinarian professionals who we know will do anything for pets through their expertise and diligent care.”

Through PVS, veterinarians open their own franchised practice, making it possible to operate an independent business at the fraction of the cost of starting a new practice on their own. PVS performs the build-out for each of the hospitals and provides some of the cutting-edge veterinary equipment necessary for the operation of the hospital. In addition, each owner receives administrative support from PVS’ experienced team of dedicated industry experts. Additionally, to ensure the highest standard of care, every PVS hospital will maintain American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation, giving the hospitals a competitive edge and pet parents more confidence in the care provided to their beloved pet.

“PetSmart Veterinary Services is all about putting veterinary hospital ownership back in the hands of veterinarians,” says Dr. Jaime Klimsey Pickett, DVM and owner of the first PVS location to open its doors. “Since I began practicing veterinary medicine, I have seen the difference in the care provided to pets and the happiness and fulfillment of the veterinarians themselves when they are in control of their own business. This independent ownership model empowers doctors to continue to do what they love while supporting their own career and personal development. It is a win-win for veterinarians across the country.”

The first PVS hospital opening its doors this month is located at PetSmart – Lake Pleasant, 25372 N Lake Pleasant, Peoria, AZ 85383


Veterinarians interested in learning more about PVS can find information at or call here or call 623-587-2030.

About PetSmart

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

PetSmart operates approximately 1,660 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp and pet adoption. 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 work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home.

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




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