Clinic center: New veterinary businesses open across the country (May 8, 2024)


Take a look at these 3 veterinary centers newly opened

New veterinary clinics expanding nationwide allows for a significant boost in pet care and service accessibility. Similar to clinics, veterinary laboratories play a crucial role in safeguarding animal health and evolving research and development. Distribution centers are also vital in maintaining efficient movement of veterinary products to ensure they reach veterinary professionals.

Here are 3 recent clinic, laboratories, and distribution centers openings across the United States:

The Vets in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas

Photo courtesy of The Vets.

Photo courtesy of The Vets.

The Vets is a mobile veterinary service that takes its veterinary care directly to the patient. The company has expanded its reach to the Fort Worth and San Antonio metro areas of Texas.1 The Vets is also currently offering services in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

"We are thrilled to bring our in-home pet care services to Fort Worth and San Antonio," Esben Mou, chief operating officer of The Vets, said in a news release.1 "Our mission is to provide care that is as accessible as it is convenient and compassionate. This expansion allows us to touch the lives of even more families, offering them the convenience and peace of mind that they and their beloved pets deserve.”

The Vets provides services such as wellness check-ups, vaccinations, consultations for sick pets, and more. With the expansion into Fort Worth and San Antonio, The Vets now offers its services to 20 markets across the country.

Boehringer Ingelheim R&D Laboratory in St. Joseph, Missouri

A look at Boehringer Ingelheim's new R&D Laboratory. (Photo courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim)

A look at Boehringer Ingelheim's new R&D Laboratory. (Photo courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim)

Boehringer Ingelheim has opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory in St. Joseph, Missouri. The animal health company aims to transform the development of future products, particularly biotherapeutics, with this new facility.

"As we venture into exciting new areas of innovation, this facility will play a pivotal role and will be instrumental in driving R&D for future products," Caroline Belmont, vice president of US Global Innovation, Boehringer Ingelheim, said in a company release.2

The R&D laboratory features a flexible layout and proprietary equipment enabling scientists to replicate operations, overcome transfer obstacles and optimize operational efficiency. The space is open, allowing for easy movement and less overcrowding.

"Boehringer has a strong presence in the Midwest, with key facilities and operations contributing significantly to its global operations. This region is a crucial hub for the global animal health industry due to its rich agricultural heritage and extensive livestock farming,” Belmont added.2

Covetrus distribution center in Grimes, Iowa

The outside of the new Covetrus distribution center. (Photo courtesy of Covetrus)

The outside of the new Covetrus distribution center. (Photo courtesy of Covetrus)

Covetrus has opened a new state-of-the-art distribution center in Grimes, Iowa, that will provide veterinarians with access to more than 5000 product offerings used to manage practices and treat large and small animals. The distribution center will serve the greater Midwest region through veterinary practices in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming and Wisconsin.

Todd Worthington, senior director of operations and logistics at Covetrus noted that the the new distribution center is one of the company's 13 facilities, serving practices across the US. "Whether the veterinarian is treating large animals, such as horses, or small ones like dogs and cats, the products they need can be found at Covetrus. Located in central Iowa, the new distribution center is able to fulfil customer orders quickly and efficiently so they can treat the animals in their care," Worthington said in a news release.3

The facility is more than 80,000 square feet and offers walk in support for veterinarians to visit in person to pick up products or get any other assistance they may need.3


  1. The Vets expands: Bringing in-home pet care to Fort Worth and San Antonio. News release. The Vets. May 6, 2024. Accessed May 8, 2024.
  2. Boehringer Ingelheim unveils new R&D Laboratory in St. Joseph, Mo. News release. Boehringer Ingelheim. May 6, 2024. Accessed May 8, 2024.
  3. Covetrus opens new state-of-the-art distribution center to meet growing demand for products and services. News release. Covetrus. May 2, 2024. Accessed May 8, 2024.
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