bond vetoNew York-based veterinary care clinic has announced a $170 million investment from Warburg Pincus.
The veterinary startup raised $17 million in late 2020, explaining that they are modeled after the human-focused CityMD. Bond Wait currently provides services in New York City and Long Island, New York.
The idea is that the startup could fill the gap between the veterinary ER and the veterinary equivalent of a primary care doctor. No membership is required to bring your pet to Bond Vet, with a walk-in or appointment available through the website or mobile app. Bond Vet also provides pet urgent care and primary care, which includes vaccinations, check-ups, preventive medicine, and more.
I am a puppy mom as of May 2021 and have been going to Bond vets especially since my little friend came on the scene. I am also paying the bills. Bond Vet is not giving me or my puppy special treatment. Here is my review:
Bond Vet offers telehealth appointments. not this Always Useful because our pets can’t explain symptoms on their own, so unless the problem is incredibly obvious, it’s probably best to bring your furry friend to the clinic. When it’s an obvious problem, it’s wonderful to be able to diagnose and treat a problem from the safety and comfort of your own home, without having to bring your pet around.
Tracks everything in the Bond Vet mobile app. You can view your pet’s last visit notes on the app, or download and print their complete medical history, proof of vaccinations, and more.
Bond vets are very affordable, and the model makes pricing very straightforward, which isn’t necessarily common in the vet or human healthcare world. Vaccinations, for example, are $55 for cats and dogs. Telehealth appointment is $50.
The company has an on-site pharmacy, and they are very good about turning the drug around quickly. They will also send you medicine if you are not in town and the prescription is given via telehealth.
The Bond Vet is specially designed for the vet’s office. To make sure sick pets aren’t agitated by other animals in the room, the waiting area has a treat station and separate chairs.
some minor cons
Bond Vet’s model is similar to CityMD’s, which means your pet is not particularly likely to see the same vet or nurse. In other words, it can be hard to build a relationship with your pet’s primary doctor, because they don’t really have one.
and bond was very It is slow to allow pet parents to accompany their fur-babies back to the clinic during the pandemic. While stores around their Cobble Hill location were open for business, with both masked and unmasked patrons roaming, pet parents had to be outside while they treated their pets. It was only recently that Bond began allowing pet parents back into the clinic, and even then, not in the exam room with their pets.
I fully understand and appreciate the need to provide safe spaces for workers during the pandemic. But as a new mom to a small puppy, this policy of staying out until the end of July was somewhat troubling, given that my pet has no agency or representation if I’m not around. I’m sure the good guys at Bond would never do anything untoward to my little boy, but I still feel uncomfortable sending him somewhere without me to prick or hurt. And it was especially terrifying that he was sent into the building without receiving his vaccinations.
Sometimes Bond can feel like a volume play. When I first got my puppy, I had a million questions on my mind about what was best for him, from his bath time routine to his diet, best treats, and bones for teeth. We’ve been on bond at least half a dozen times, if not more, and it’s almost 50/50 when it comes to whether it’s time to actually sit down and answer all your questions to the nurse, vet, or doctor. Is.
Overall, I’m happy with my choice of using Bond weights. And it seems I am not alone. The startup has treated over 40,000 pets in the NYC area.
Here’s what co-founder and CEO Mo Punjani had to say in the prepared statement:
The rise in pet ownership, increased adoption and the need for care during pandemics has demonstrated a great opportunity to improve veterinary services, especially in urgent and emergent cases for pets. Bond Vet meets the demand for a high quality, convenient pet care experience, backed by our best-in-class technology and standards of medical excellence. The new partnership with Warburg Pincus and the continued support of Talisman Capital, our initial capital provider, will help accelerate our growth and help us deliver the best experience possible for our pets, pet parents and our veterinarians in New York and beyond will enable.
The new funding will be used to expand the bond weight footprint and invest in equipment, training, culture and technology.