Last month, THRIVE joined Petco to celebrate the Grand Opening of THRIVE Encinitas. This location is the 100th in-store veterinary hospital for Petco, a major milestone that THRIVE is excited to support. THRIVE Affordable Vet Care connected with Petco in 2017 as a regional veterinary partner. 

THRIVE Nurse and Lead Technician Tina Sanchez was delighted to greet new clients opening day. “Everyone was super sweet and so excited to have us open, especially being more affordable then other clinics around us.” Opening day was a team effort, continues Sanchez, “The Petco staff is warm and inviting. I know they are excited to have a clinic within the store. In all, you have so much energy and bright eyes, so excited to start this journey with you, its definitely a family affair.”


The real stars of the day were new patients. Karidelle Bello, THRIVE’s Pet Concierge had a front row seat to all the activity. “My favorite patient was most definitely Charlie. He was, at the time, an 8-week-old pug mix and he was just the most precious little thing ever. ”

Dr. Susan Rice leads the medical team, as THRIVE Encinitas’ Veterinarian. “My favorite patient was the one and only feline of the day, Miklo, a playful and cheeky little orange tabby kitten.” Rice continued, “Opening day was a day full of excitement and good energy. The schedule was nearly full, and the team worked really well to make the whole day go smoothly. It was great to have the enormous show of support from the THRIVE team, as well as Petco, who made us feel very welcome in their newly remodeled store.”

Proudly serving the community, THRIVE Encinitas is now open for you and your pet. Book your appointment today!