Four-month old pet care startuprecently raised $3. 7 million in a Seed round led by angel investor Lachy Groom. The round also saw participation from other investors such as Utsav Somani, Partner, AngelList India; Nitin Saluja, Founder associated with Chaayos, and Ritesh Agarwal, CEO, OYO.
Launched in August 2022 by Gaurav Ajmera, Vetic aims to provide best-in-class medical care for pets. The startup currently has a total regarding five centres across Gurugram and Noida, with one of the centres serving 24×7. Gaurav hopes Vetic will soon have one round-the-clock centre in every city.
Vetic has so far served more than 3, 500 pets across 10, 000 visits in the last 120 days.
The company will use the fresh funds to bolster its technology, establish state-of-the-art medical infrastructure, as well as fuel the particular geographical expansion of the clinic network across Delhi NCR plus Bengaluru regions.
In this week’s Turning Point, we spoke in order to Gaurav to be able to understand how he came up with the winning idea.
The particular Eureka moment
Like many first-time pet parents, Gaurav adopted a beautiful Himalayan Cat—Simba—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Simba got unwell within his first week at home. This is when Gaurav started looking for the right vet.
“There was no recognised brand, in addition to relying on referrals from friends and community, I visited 5-6 different vets before I could get Simba typically the right treatment. It took me 25-30 visits in this first 60 days to get him well, ” he says.
“This experience exposed me to glaring gaps on the pet health care side, specifically as compared to human health care. The medical infrastructure, knowledge gap and even convenience with regard to pet parents, is way off, together with hence presented an opportunity to create a pet healthcare brand to ensure every dog gets best health care, ” often the founder adds.
The journey so far
Vetic provides the full stack experience through their modern tech-enabled clinics which are an one-stop solution for all pet treatment needs—consultation, diagnostic tests, vaccinations, and complex surgeries, among others. The pet clinics are equipped with a pool of experienced and multi-disciplinary veterinarians.
Additionally , Vetic will be pioneering quick commerce regarding pet food, where it delivers pet food and additionally accessories for you to pet mother and father within two hours.
Vetic has also launched its app, which is available on both Android not to mention iOS platform.
“It’s first of its kind app which enables effective and convenient pet care and attention management, backed by great health treatment facilities. Typically the app enables seamless appointment booking (minimal waiting time), pet health record keeping and managing multiple furry friend profiles, ” Gaurav says in an interaction with YourStory .
“We have received an overwhelming response from pet moms and dads and your community, due to it is relentless focus on family pet experience, that is highlighted by its high NPS (90%), organic repeat and positive word involving mouth across the pet local community, ” highlights Gaurav.
A majority of Vetic’s customers (> 95%) are dog or cat owners. However , the new venture has furthermore seen clients bring in birds or rabbits for therapy.
Gaurav, an alumnus of IIT Delhi, has held executive positions at two unicorns—at OYO as COO Indian South Asia Business and also Chief Revenue Officer, ESCUCHO Global, as well as at Pristyn Care as the Chief Business Officer.
The start-up has 120 members including 70 central team members, 15 veterinarians and other clinical staff.
Yatish Jain (CBO), Ashish Chawla (COO) and Dr Raghubir Mehla (Chief Veterinary Officer) joined the company within October 2022 as part of it has the core team.
Vetic plans to expand its presence to a total of 35 clinics throughout Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Mumbai areas by December 2023. Over the next two years, it aims to service more than five lakh animals. In addition to this, Vetic will launch multiple online services which includes quick commerce for pet food and on the internet consultation.