Shipt teams up to support veterinarians and pet lovers

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Shipt has worked in grocery delivery services for years. They're expanding into vet prescriptions and supplies with their new partnership. Photo courtesy of Shipt.
Shipt has worked in grocery delivery services for years. They’re expanding into vet prescriptions and supplies with their new partnership. Photo courtesy of Shipt.

Shipt has done it again. A hallmark of their innovative business model is their creative partnerships, and their newest collaboration is sure to be a hit with pet lovers. They’re partnering with VitusVet to provide same-day delivery of veterinary prescriptions.  Keep reading to learn more about their new service, VetShipRx. 

Bringing same-day delivery to local veterinarians

The homescreen on the VitusVet app. Photo courtesy of Vitusvet.
The homescreen on the VitusVet app. Photo courtesy of VitusVet.

Shipt and VitusVet’s new service is the first to provide same-day delivery of veterinary products and prescriptions directly from local veterinarians. It will allow veterinarians to simplify their pharmacy intake operations while offering newfound convenience. 

“Same-day delivery has transformed over the last year from a nice-to-have to a must-have – and the consumer desire for fast delivery is here to stay. Our partnership with VitusVet will empower veterinarians to offer this convenience to their clients, with Shipt Shoppers known for reliability and delivering each order with care.”

Rina Shipt, Chief Business Officer at Shipt

Veterinarians are traditionally the most-trusted source of product recommendations for pet owners, but they’re facing pressure from online retailers.

With VetShipRx, veterinarians can compete with the convenience of online shopping. Pet owners will now be able to place an order directly through their local veterinarian and select their desired delivery time. Once the veterinary practice fills the prescription, a Shipt Shopper retrieves the order and delivers it during the timeframe the customer requested.

Shipt works to provide quick and cost-efficient delivery services to a variety of businesses. Photo courtesy of Shipt.
Shipt works to provide quick and cost-efficient delivery services to a variety of businesses. Photo courtesy of Shipt.

Shipt has a similar partnership with CVS. Shipt partners with CVS to deliver prescriptions in addition to over-the-counter medicines, grocery items, and more from CVS stores. The Birmingham-born company is always looking for new ways to deliver fresh foods, household essentials, wellness products, office and pet supplies. VetShipRx marks a new step in Shipt’s growth. 

Birmingham pet owners interested in receiving same-day delivery of their pet products and prescriptions can ask their local veterinarian if VetShipRx is available. To learn more about VetShipRx and see a list of partners, visit http://www.vitusvet.com/vetshiprx.

For more on Shipt’s recent endeavors, check out https://bhamnow.com/2021/04/14/birmingham-based-shipt-praises-new-alabama-alcohol-delivery-law/.

Are you using VetShipRx to keep your pup healthy? Tag @thebamabuzz and share some tail wags!