On-demand, full-access in-home vet care focuses on extending preventive pet health
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 11, 2017–
Fuzzy Pet Health, the subscription-based pet healthcare company, announced the close of $4.5M in seed round financing today, along with the launch of its mobile app and expanded in-home vet care options. Co-led by Eniac Ventures and Crosscut Ventures, with participation from Precursor Ventures, SV Angel, Accelerator and FJ Labs, this financing will enable the company to continue expanding its veterinary services and geographic markets, keeping up with growing customer demand.
“As self-proclaimed dog lovers, Eniac is excited to support Fuzzy’s quest to improve the pet health ecosystem. Proprietary software and a unique business model enables Fuzzy to deliver affordable and comprehensive care at scale,” said Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures. “The company’s rapid growth in the Bay Area alone is reflective that pet owners are looking for more advanced, personalized care.”
“Fuzzy’s mission is to help pet parents take a more proactive role towards their pets’ health by broadening access to veterinary care and preventive health education,” says Zubin Bhettay, Fuzzy’s co-Founder and CEO. “Our technology is enabling us to do this in a completely tailored, one-on-one way.”
Earlier this week, Fuzzy Pet Health released the Fuzzy mobile app, through which members get direct access to Fuzzy vets whenever they need it. Members can chat with vets in real-time, ask for diagnoses and prescriptions, and get recommendations for products and services based on their pets’ lifestyle. The app is available to download for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Fuzzy’s membership model enables vets to engage pet parents much more frequently and personally when compared to care delivered in a traditional clinic. The company’s all-inclusive memberships cover in-home checkups, medications, vaccines and telemedicine (care delivered remotely via email, chat or video), making Fuzzy the pet parents’ go-to source for veterinary care.
Today, Fuzzy has expanded its membership options with the introduction of Fuzzy Plus, a membership designed for pets that “need a bit more TLC”. Fuzzy Plus focuses on curative care and diagnostic services, such as in-home cold laser therapy for pain and inflammation and regular blood panels.
“We designed Fuzzy Plus to make sure that our membership could also benefit patients that require closer supervision, and to make it significantly easier for pet parents to do the right thing for their pets without paying more out of pocket”, said Dr. Robert Trimble, Head of Fuzzy’s Veterinary Services.
Fuzzy is available in the San Francisco Bay Area, with plans to expand to additional cities in the U.S. in 2018.
ABOUT FUZZY PET HEALTH
Fuzzy Pet Health was founded in 2015 with the mission of making pet care accessible, affordable, and delightful for every pet parent. Through in-home vet checkups, the ability to connect members with vets at any time online or through the app, and directly mailed medications, supplements, and food, Fuzzy is redefining pet care. Fuzzy Pet Health is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Eniac Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Precursor Ventures, SV Angel, Accelerator and FJ Labs. For more information, visit www.yourfuzzy.com and follow Fuzzy on Facebook and Instagram.
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