Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
VetIQ Petcare, which operates veterinary walk-in clinics at nearly two dozen Walmart stores, has opened its first practice at a Meijer Supercenter.
Parent company PetIQ reported that “several” other VetIQ clinics are planned at Meijer locations. Meijer is a Midwest-based chain similar to Walmart in the products and services offered.
The new VetIQ clinic is in Fremont, Michigan, 40 miles north of Grand Rapids. The 155,000-square-foot Meijer Supercenter opened May 21.
PetIQ President Susan Sholtis called Meijer “an innovative retailer” that has “built one of the leading pet departments in the food retail industry.”
“We are excited to support their growing commitment to the pet community through the addition of our veterinary wellness services at select Meijer locations to help them deliver added value and convenience to Meijer customers,” Sholtis said. “This aligns with our mission to make pet lives better by offering convenient access and affordable choices for veterinary products and services.”
VetIQ clinics, which are staffed by contract veterinarians, provide low-level services such as exams, diagnostic tests, vaccinations and microchipping.
PetIQ also operates thousands of pop-up clinics annually at pet and feed stores.