Review: VetDepot

VetDepot.com is quickly making a name for itself as a go-to site for all things pet, from food to supplies to prescription and over-the-counter medications. Every item is FDA/EPA approved, and everything customers can purchase on the site is manufactured in the United States.

Ordering pet medications through VetDepot.com couldn’t be easier. Just provide your pet’s name, name of your veterinary hospital, and the hospital’s telephone number during the check-out process and they will handle everything for you.

Standard shipping is free for orders over $69 (excluding Hawaii and Alaska), but all orders weighing over 30 pounds will include additional shipping costs. Normal delivery time for orders is 3-7 business days, though all refrigerated items must be sent via expedited shipping. Nonprescription items and prescription medications are shipped separately. An automatic reship option is available — just let VetDepot.com know how often to ship the product and which credit/debit card to charge and they will set everything up for you.

VetDepot.com’s “Pet Hero Program” aims to help as many animal assistance organizations as possible through donations and an affiliate program, according to their site. Organizations interested in taking part are told to contact the company via email.

Pet parents can save up to 60 percent over veterinarian prices on products and medications, and customers seem to be flocking to this growing pet-ecommerce company. Positive reviews from happy customers suggest this is a pet e-commerce option with great prices, lightning-fast delivery, and a high quality customer service team.

PROS: Positive customer reviews; fast delivery; no hassle pet prescription ordering; responsive customer service; excellent pricing
CONS: Could continue to develop charitable giving program while company grows

Ratings (each out of a possible 5):
Shipping options/pricing: 5
Selection/variety: 4
Charitable giving: 4
Product prices: 4
Customer comments/reviews: 5
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5