If a Co-op Works for REI…Why Not Veterinary Care?

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In a behind-the-scenes glimpse, Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine, crafts a backstory about Urban Animal as the second half of the Doney Coe Pet Clinic cover story. Sandi Doughton highlights the staggering trends of what Americans spend on pet care, while one recent survey found nearly 30 % of dog owners put off veterinary care due to the rising costs. Her article discusses the many factors driving up costs – shortage of veterinary professionals, higher wage demands, and increasingly sophisticated care options. However more importantly, learn about a hidden factor – private equity firms buying veterinary practices and how this affects prices. Urban Animal has a solution to help – a worker cooperative.




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