When we started our first animal hospital in 1983, our goal was to help pets live healthier, happier lives by providing the highest quality veterinary care available.
We soon learned that the best way to help pets was to help pet owners - the people who have the most influence on their pet's overall health. We decided there were three things we could do for pet owners which we felt could help the greatest number of pets:
- Give pet owners the information they want and need to improve their pet's care.
- Make the products they need affordable.
- Show them that many of the things they thought had to be done by pet professionals could actually be done by themselves at home . . . and for a lot less!
Judging by where our path has led us, our decision to help pet owners has resulted in helping more pets live happier, healthier lives than we ever could have dreamed possible. We are truly humbled by the fact that today we are the nation's largest cataloger of pet supplies, serving millions of pet owners like you from coast to coast.
While much has changed over the last two decades, what we believe in - those three guiding principles upon which Drs. Foster & Smith was built - has remained the same:
Empowering Pet Owners
The best care begins at home. By providing you with the tools and know how to perform simple procedures and preventive healthcare measures - like dental care, vaccinations, and diet management - you save money and your pet gets consistent care when she needs it.
Quality Products at Low Prices
Our goal is to save you money so you can afford to give your pet the care she needs and deserves as a beloved member of your family. Our prices are consistently lower than any retail pet store or cataloger, and you'll find our quality is superior as well.
Every catalog we publish features numerous articles to help pet owners learn more about their pet and how to improve their pet's quality of life. Plus, our award winning website PetEducation.com contains more than 2,000 articles from our veterinary staff on pet health and care. It is the primary source for Discovery Channel's AnimalPlanet.com pet health libraries, and is used by thousands of pet owners, pet professionals, schools, and universities every day around the world.
. . . Our Future
We're proud to have helped whole generations of companion animals live happier and healthier lives by standing behind their owners with expert advice and affordable pet supplies, ensuring each animal receives the best care they deserve.
We don't know where the future will lead us, but we do know that our values and principles as veterinarians will always remain the same. That is our #1 commitment to you. We thank you for trusting us to help you provide the best care possible for your pet, and look forward to serving you, however we can, in the future. And if you would like to share your comments or suggestions with us along the path we take, you can trust we'll be listening.