Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest digital pharmacy, has acquired online veterinary pharmacy The PharmPet Co. 

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, follows a partnership in November 2023 which saw the two brands come together to deliver prescriptions to pet owners more conveniently and cost-efficiently.

Established in Lincoln in 2019 by brothers Neil and Phil Younger with their father Keith, The PharmPet Co is an ethical provider of online pet medicines.

Leeds-headquartered Pharmacy2U says the acquisition aligns with its commitment to offering comprehensive consumer healthcare solutions and NHS prescriptions as it expands its portfolio to include pet health services.

The deal speeds up plans to give customers a holistic approach to healthcare, covering themselves and their pets in one place. Since the partnership last year, Pharmacy2U Pet Health has gone from strength to strength and Pharmacy2U has plans to further transform the prescription market at a time when owners are finding it increasingly hard to get a good deal from their vets.

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The two founders of The PharmPet Co join Pharmacy2U to head up the pet health proposition.

“It’s rare to come across a business that has a strategy, service, and set of values so aligned with your own, that it’s easy to see how it will slot neatly into our existing proposition,” said Gary Dannatt, chief of staff at Pharmacy2U. 

“Following a successful partnership last year it’s become clear The PharmPet Co is one of those cases. The founders have done a remarkable job of creating a service that pet owners across the UK find invaluable, especially during a cost-of-living crisis, and I’m proud to be bringing them into the Pharmacy2U family.

“We look forward to working together to deliver exceptional value and service to our customers, while offering a digital-first approach that allows our pharmacists to deliver expertise in medicine.”

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