Petco and Butterfly team up to improve accessibility to innovative ultrasounds
Initiative will offer Butterfly iQ+ Vet to all Petco pet care centers’ full service veterinary hospitals to enhance veterinary services
Butterfly Network, Inc—a digital health company that offers handheld, whole-body ultrasounds—and Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc agreed to implement Butterfly iQ+ Vet into Petco's pet care clinics.
"As we continue bringing innovative technologies to the full-service veterinary hospitals in Petco pet care centers nationwide, we are thrilled to partner with Butterfly to increase pets' access to high-quality ultrasound imaging," said Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM, Petco chief veterinarian, in a company release.1
"The single probe, full body technology of the Butterfly iQ+ Vet system will arm our veterinarians with ultrasound imaging that will help speed diagnoses and improve health outcomes, ultimately delivering the best possible care to every pet, as well as the families who love them,” she added.
According to the release,1 Butterfly iQ+ Vet is the second-generation of Butterfly's veterinary ultrasound device. These ultrasound devices provide sharper imaging, a new procedural guidance tool, and hardware enhancements for a more powerful, user-friendly solution.
"With the Butterfly iQ+ Vet, seeing is knowing," expressed Darius Shahida, Butterfly Network chief strategy & business development officer. "Butterfly iQ+ Vet gives practitioners the ability to make more informed, better decisions, earlier in care. Coupled with Petco's pet care expertise, high-quality products and trusted veterinary services, our partnership makes it easier than ever for pet parents to get everything they need – including real-time, high-quality ultrasound information."
Butterfly Network is the first and only US ultrasound imaging provider to partner with Petco.1
Petco and Butterfly collaborate to bring cutting-edge ultrasound technology to all full-service veterinary hospitals in Petco pet care centers. May 5, 2022. Accessed May 5, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/petco-and-butterfly-collaborate-to-bring-cutting-edge-ultrasound-technology-to-all-full-service-veterinary-hospitals-in-petco-pet-care-centers-301540565.html