1 800 Pet Meds, sometimes called Pet Meds or PetMed Express, was founded in 1996 in Florida by former anesthesiologist Marc Puleo. The company is an online and catalog retailer for prescription and OTC pet medications and other pet items.
The company is publicly traded on the NASDQ under the ticker symbol: PETS. While Pet Meds does compete with veteranirans , who often sell these same items at markup, the company must still have a vet’s prescription to sell certain items. The company has refused to name where they purchase their items from, frustrating many vet’s who cannot match their price.
1 800 Pet Meds is authorized to sell in all 50 US states and is Vet-VIPPS accredited by the NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy). Forbes magazine picked Pet Meds as 4th on their list of 200 Best Small Business Companies in 2006 and 2007.