Looking after a pet can be an expensive affair. Which is why Europeans are flocking to medicanimal.com, the online pet health product retailer.
The combination of wide range, low prices, home delivery and veterinary advice is proving to be a winner. Its founders, ex-Goldman Sachs trader Ivan Retzignac and vet Andrew Bucher, claim that MedicAnimal is now Europe’s largest online retailer of veterinary products.
Not bad going for a business started in 2007 with friends and family backing. Driven by growth in pet ownership and consequent expansions across Europe, the rate of growth has been impressive from the get-go. Today the company operates English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch websites, employing native speakers to support local markets and offer veterinary advice, and has established warehouses in Holland and Spain for its European operations. Its international expansion boosted turnover to £71.4m in 2013.
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