Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2011
Pet360, a leading Pet ecommerce, community and information company, today signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Austin-based PetsMD for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of this pet health information and care resource site reinforces Pet360’s position as a leading provider of comprehensive, all-inclusive online information for pet owners and pet services providers.
“We are excited to further strengthen our relationship with Pet Parents across the United States by providing a single location for all their pet needs beyond the Vet office,” said Brock Weatherup, CEO of Pet360. “As we strive to be the one-stop-shop for any and all pets, the addition of these great assets & tools aligns beautifully with our existing pet sites: http://www.petMD.com, http://www.PetFoodDirect.com and http://www.NationalPetPharmacy.com.”
The acquisition includes PetsMD features and capabilities, including a library of online clinical information, it’s web-based pet Symptom Checker and iPhone application. Pet360 plans to integrate PetsMD content to its consumer-facing sites to strengthen Pet360’s online network. These are all expected to be added to Pet360’s extensive set of capabilities over the next 90 days.
“There is a great team of folks at Pet360, whose business focus and vision matches ours: put more power and information into the hands of pet owners where, how and when they want it, so more of their time can go to the enjoyment of their pet,” said Tina Cannon, co-founder and COO of PetsMD.
“Post-acquisition, we are looking at options to continue working with Pet360 to service pets and their owners in even more and better ways,” Raul Calvoz, CEO of PetsMD, stated. “PetsMD’s synergies with Pet360 are hard to overstate. This is a great deal for all concerned. We couldn’t be happier.”
PetsMD, established in 2008, provided pet owners with in-depth veterinary information to better educate pet lovers, along with real-time online pet appointment booking branded Book-A-Vet.
Pet360 is a leading Pet ecommerce, community and information company operating several different sites including http://www.PetFoodDirect.com, http://www.NationalPetPharmacy.com, and http://www.petMD.com. The company is dedicated to the needs and wants of pets and their owners by providing information, commerce, community and overall pet health and wellness beyond the vet so more time can be spent enjoying their loving company.
PetsMD is an online resource that supports pet owners by providing the knowledge and products they need to more effectively manage their pet's health; also supports vets by helping them grow their business with online appointments. PetsMD is an alumni company of the Austin based Capital Factory http://capitalfactory.com PetsMD is headquartered in Austin.