BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone with a pet knows how nerve-wracking it can be to transport a dog – or especially a cat – to the vet's office and back for an appointment. This hassle is a key reason routine vet visits are on the decline, which may lead to preventable, expensive emergency veterinary hospital visits for the 68 percent of U.S. families who own a pet.
Responding to a long-overdue marketplace need, a team of experienced business leaders have partnered with an experienced house call veterinarian to launch MVS Pet Care, the nation's first professional franchise network of house call veterinarians. MVS Pet Care offers general wellness care, and vaccinations as well as illness and injury care in clients' homes. Trained MVS veterinarians also provide complete end of life services, including hospice care and in-home euthanasia, striving to make these distressing experiences as comfortable as possible for the family as well as the pet.
The company will officially launch the MVS Pet Care franchise opportunity at VMX: Veterinary Meeting & Expo, to be held February 4-7, 2018, in Orlando - booth #3715. MVS (which stands for Mobile Veterinary Services) Pet Care, offers pet owners relief from the stress of vet visits by bringing quality, veterinary care to pets in their homes, where they feel most comfortable and safe. In addition to solving a longstanding problem for pet owners, MVS Pet Care provides veterinarians with new business opportunities.
"Previously, upon earning their degrees, veterinarians' options were limited to either working in a vet's office or animal hospital, or starting their own brick & mortar practice, which is tough. They're typically overworked and underpaid," said Todd Giatrelis, co-founder and CEO. "With MVS Pet Care, they can get into business with significantly lower entry costs than a brick and mortar practice. They'll receive training and support, scheduling software and access to unmatched pricing for equipment and supplies through partnerships we've cemented with national pharmaceutical, diagnostic labs and supply companies."
The mobile pet care franchise was the brainchild of a veteran team of franchise industry experts, including Giatrelis, Sarah Towne (President), and Ashley Shimabukuro (COO). The trio's previous accomplishments in franchising included the launch and growth of Flip Flop Shops – a leading global retailer of flip flops and casual footwear, eventually selling to Cherokee Global Brands in October, 2015. They also are the franchisors of Sugar Plum Parties, a growing, themed children's party concept.
Partnering and consulting to MVS Pet Care is Dr. Jeremy Gransky, DVM, an experienced veterinarian who has worked in animal hospitals since 1985. Dr. Gransky received advanced training in medicine and surgery for dogs, cats, and exotic pets at one of the country's largest and most esteemed animal hospitals. He founded At Home Veterinary in 2005, a private veterinary house call service.
"There are many benefits to owning your own house call practice, as opposed to working in an animal hospital," Gransky said. "You can really work up cases and dive into the diagnostics to figure out what's going on even at home. Plus, there's a lot of flexibility. You set your own hours and organize your life the way you want to. Conducting house calls allows you to put your own personal stamp on the practice."
Most state laws require MVS Pet Care franchisees to be licensed veterinarians. There are 15 states that don't require veterinary licenses to own the franchise, however, those franchisees would obviously need to hire a licensed, registered veterinarian to conduct the in-home veterinary care.
"We offer a comprehensive business model for veterinarians wanting to start their own lucrative house-call practice or looking to expand an existing clinical practice with a mobile business," Towne said. "This is an incredible opportunity to get in the ground floor of the booming pet industry, filling demand for a convenient service that's been long overdue for pets and pet parents alike."
About MVS Pet Care
MVS Pet Care is a Boston-based national franchise network of professional house call veterinarians, dedicated to delivering quality and convenient veterinary care in the comfort of pet owners' homes. The company is built around a veterinarian centered business model with a primary focus on delivering genuine healthcare to customers' pets and becoming a trusted source for all their pet's health needs. For more information on MVS Pet Care, call 866-VET-2PET or visit www.mvspetcare.com.
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SOURCE MVS Pet Care