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Own a PET DEPOT Hybrid Hospital/Retail Store. It’s easier than you think.

PET DEPOT Veterinary Group is built on decades of Veterinarian and Business experience.

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Are You Ready to Own Your Own Practice?

If you are ready to practice medicine with an organized approach to the business side that benefits you and your clients, PET DEPOT Veterinarian Group might be the way to go for you.

Why? Clients want effective, affordable treatment options for their pets, but also want the relationship with you, their veterinarian without the worry of paying for big corporate overhead or shareholder returns. Doctors want the right to choose how much time is spent with the client and the freedom to choose treatment options that might otherwise be mandated in some corporate structures.

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Daniel F. Didden, DVM
Director of Veterinary Operations
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Roman Versch
Labrador Franchises President
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PET DEPOT Veterinarian Group Hospitals are INDIVIDUALLY owned, but with the advantage of organized buying power in hospital build-out, equipment acquisition, diagnostic cost management and pooled pharmaceutical cost control. Independence to practice as you see fit, with tools to help you compete and generate profit while keeping client costs affordable.

Solidify your place in Veterinary Care as an independently owned practice, with a pooled voice to negotiate better deals with the pharmaceutical companies, blended with an organized approach to help you attract and build new clients. We believe PET DEPOT is a great balance between independence and business with your patient’s health at the center. The goal is good medical practice protocol with client value and power that comes with a group approach.

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Our Mission

To enable independent doctors to compete and take market share in today’s aggressive industry, PET DEPOT Veterinary Group will offer opportunities for honest, ethical, and enthusiastic Veterinarians.

Treatment Policy

It’s your hospital and you determine how you will practice medicine with your clients. We offer best practices guidelines that blend pet wellness, preventative care and thorough care/diagnostic procedures, but ultimately you determine how you will apply them to your case.

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Hospital Formats

Out-Patients Clinics  |  400 – 2,000 sq. ft

Full Service Free Standing Hospitals  |  2,000 – 7,000 sq. ft

Custom Specialty Practice Operations  |  1,000 – 5,000 sq. ft

Combination Hospital / Retail Hybrid  |  2,500 – 8,000 sq. ft

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Assistance We Provide

Building a functional hospital with a great atmosphere for staff and clients is a team effort. Our volume discounts in equipment and fixture acquisition helps lower your cost of entry – which helps you save operating capital when you need it most during start up.

We’ve helped several doctors like you build their dream hospitals. Our experience makes the process as streamlined as possible. In addition to owning and operating hospitals ourselves, we also hold a general building contractor’s license (CA#1001004). We have the ability to work with your contractor to ensure your hospital is built to the highest standards at a reasonable cost.

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We Help You In All Steps of the Process With:

  • Third party funding assistance
  • Location search assistance and demographic analysis
  • Design assistance and construction build out guidance
  • Equipment and fixture acquisition at cost savings
  • Negotiated Supplier Costs of goods and Diagnostics Services
  • Administration training  
  • Office computer software set up and training
  • Medical Consultation as needed by an experienced DVM
  • Client building promotions

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost will depend upon what type of hospital you want, how large it is, and what kind of Veterinary care equipment you want to outfit your hospital with. As you determine the location and size, the cost becomes clearer. The location may be ready to move into without too much construction of exam and treatment rooms needed or it may require a total renovation. As a basic guideline, the costs below indicate a low/high variable. Remember, just because you raise the funds, it does not mean you will spend it all. Your funds are spent on tangible assets. Our goal is to keep your costs down and maximize the function and client experience.

Outpatient Clinics  |  $200,000 – $285,000

Dependent upon size, building condition, and equipment you want your clinic outfitted with.

Full Service Hospitals  |  $200,000 – $755,000

Dependent upon size, building condition, and equipment you want your hospital outfitted with.

Specialty Practice Hospitals  |  $200,000 – $805,000

Dependent upon size, building condition, and equipment you want your specialty practice outfitted with.

Blended Veterinarian  |  $361,000 – $986,000

Dependent upon size, building condition, and equipment you want your retail store and hospital outfitted with.

What does it cost to become part of the franchise?

Single Hospital Franchise Fee  |  $35,000

Combination Hospital / Retail Operation Fee  |  $45,000

There is an ongoing royalty of 5% and a 2% advertising fee on gross sales. We know you will agree it’s important to promote your business to cultivate new clients. Your advertising is focused on you in your local market. Your franchise fee supports a background team that is working to save you money and to help you when and as you need advice. You are not alone in the business, but you have your independence. We believe our controlled cost negotiations and our pricing policies that you implement will offset these fees and increase your chances of profitability for you.

Franchises are the growth engines of private sector employment.

Consumers expect a lot – personal attention, quality care and value. Our franchise system places you at the top of the industry with high standards of operations, high consumer impression in care and experience and business practices. We provide the tools and structure so you can focus on your personal relationship with your clients. Having a team behind you to compete with the established corporate leaders allows you peace of mind so you can focus on clients.

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What are the steps toward opening my own hospital or clinic?

You spent years getting your degree. Now there are choices to be made. This is a big step that starts with a desire to run your own business, and the ability to raise funds. If you want more information and would like to speak to Roman Versch about this opportunity, please email roman@petdepotvetgroup.com and we’ll get back to you quickly. You may also call Labrador Franchises, Inc. at 626-335-0469.

How do I get started?

If you are comfortable in doing so and want to receive more detailed information, please fill out our no-obligation application. This is a secure webpage. We’ll contact you and start providing you information to help you make an informed decision.

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