Preferred Pet Care Makes Offer To Purchase 8 California Practices

Preferred Pet Care Inc. on Dec. 22 offered Pet DRx Corp. $8 million to acquire eight veterinary practices in Coachella Valley, Calif.

Pet DRx Corp., which was formed from the merger of XLNT Veterinary Care and ECHO Healthcare in January 2008, provides veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals through a network of fully-owned veterinary hospitals. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based company currently owns and operates 24 veterinary hospitals in California.

Preferred Pet Care of San Clemente, Calif., was formed in mid 2007 and has since acquired and operated veterinary practices in the California market.



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