Walmart to add online pet pharmacy and vet clinics in some stores

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Walmart is preparing to add an online pet pharmacy and will add a veterinary clinic to more than 100 stores, according to the company.

The company has sold pet supplies for years but will add various pharmaceutical products to its online marketplace.

Starting Tuesday, the new online pharmacy, WalmartPetRx.com will deliver pet medications from more than 300 brands to customers’ homes and businesses, according to Business Insider. For orders, costing more than $35, shoppers will qualify for Walmart’s free, two-day shipping.

Walmart says for customers who prefer to fill their pet prescriptions in the store, the company’s 4,500+ stores will soon be stocked with the “top 30 most requested pet meds”, and will offer same-day service. 

“By working directly with veterinarians to receive and fill prescriptions, we’re able to save busy pet parents time,” Kieran Shanahan, SVP of Retail for the company.

Walmart currently has 21 vet clinics in six states and the number of clinics is expected to grow to 100 over the next 12 months and will look to save customers as much as 40 to 60 percent on vaccines and minor illness packages and exams, Walmart said. 

“Your pets are part of your family, and our customers are a part of ours. We’re excited to offer customers everything they need for their pets, from vet care and vaccinations to food and supplies, at great prices. Because more savings means more spoiling our furry friends,” Shanahan said.

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