At Mars Petcare, we believe that pets make the world a better place.
We have one Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™
Through comprehensive veterinary care, nutrition, breakthrough programs in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing and pet welfare, our 100,000 Petcare Associates help pets in more than 130 countries. For decades we’ve supported research into the incredible science of human animal interaction at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute where scientists discover important advances in pet health and wellness. We are a part of Mars, Incorporated, a global, family-owned business with a focus on becoming Sustainable in a Generation. Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn and explore our open positions.
Our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS also means a more sustainable world for pets, people and for the planet.
As part of the Mars Sustainable in a Generation plan, we’re integrating sustainability into the heart of our business and bringing even more innovative, sustainable choices and services to pet owners around the world.
We’re focused on driving sustainable practices to improve our environmental pawprint, operating and sourcing responsibly, and expanding access for pets and influencing policy.
We're also engaging with partners like the World Wildlife Fund and using our influence to drive change at scale.
Advancing performance towards 100% sustainable fish sourcing
96% of fish used globally in our pet food recipes are from sustainable sources, sustainable fish sourcing according to our guidelines, and we’re committed to reaching 100% in the coming years. We are also supporting World Wildlife Fund (WWF) efforts to build innovative blue financing innovation for fishery recovery.
Reshaping our business for a low-carbon future
We’re switching to renewable energy in our veterinary hospitals and factories. All our 2,000 US veterinary hospitals will be sourcing renewable electricity starting early 2022. We aim to have 100% of our Mars Veterinary Health hospital sites globally fueled by renewable energy by 2025.
Initiating regenerative agriculture projects across the world
Since 2017, we've played a leading role in the Cool Soil Initiative, an industry-wide coalition aimed at soil health and farm resilience aiming to reach 200 Australian wheat farmers across 700,000 hectares of land by 2023.
Driving change at scale to help protect our oceans
SHEBA® Hope Reef, the world's biggest coral reef restoration program, plans to restore coral reefs measuring more than 185,000 square meters— about the size of 148 Olympic swimming pools—at key sites around the world by 2029.
Driving progress in recycling flexible plastic
We're a founding member of The Flexible Plastic Fund, a £1 million UK-wide initiative motivating a circular system where old flexible plastic can recycled into new flexible plastic again and again.
Our people are just as important as the pets they care for
At Mars Petcare, we are proud of the diversity of our more than 100,000 Associates in over 130 countries spanning veterinary health, nutrition, innovation and technology businesses.
Together we are creating an inclusive culture and building a workforce that reflects the many communities and pets we serve.
The world we want, for people and pets, is both equitable and inclusive. That’s why we’ve set ourselves clear, ambitious targets around gender balance, workforce representation and inclusion and are committed to reaching them.
At Mars Petcare, we have an ambition to End Pet Homelessness.
To better understand the issue, we teamed up with leading animal welfare experts and organizations around the world and together we developed the State of Pet Homelessness Index. This data tool pulls together credible, consistent data to measure the scale of the pet homelessness issue at a country level. The index also helps us understand the problem and the reasons why pets are homeless, by country.
Our science is shaping the future of veterinary care. We're also supporting researchers in their efforts to understand the amazing bond we share with our pets
We’re on a mission to improve the lives of pets by better understanding their needs through science. Researchers at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute are working with veterinary teams and data scientists from across our entire Petcare business and leading research organizations worldwide to advance personalized pet healthcare, so pets can stay healthy for longer.
We’re also supporting quality research to better understand how our relationships with pets might benefit our mental and physical health. With social isolation and loneliness on the rise in the U. S. and around the world, we’ve partnered with leading organizations like the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health to help scientists understand the role pets could play to address this serious public health problem.
How AI can help veterinarians spot disease risk early
Together with veterinarians and data scientists across Mars Petcare, Waltham Petcare Science Institute researchers built the first AI-driven tool accurately predicting a cat’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease two years before it’s diagnosed.
Could therapy dogs help aging adults cope with loneliness?
We’re supporting a pioneering study by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine’s Center for Human-Animal Interaction and its Dogs on Call therapy dog program to find out if dog therapy can ease loneliness for aging adults recovering in hospitals.
Delivering high-quality, compassionate veterinary care for every pet
Science and data are at the heart of our veterinary business. That way we can make sure we’re providing high-quality, accessible care for pets, from preventive veterinary care and wellbeing to specialist services.
Prevention is better than cure
Banfield Pet Hospital figures shine a light on the most common but preventable pet health issues.
Analyzing data from the more than 3 million pets seen at the practice annually, a recent Banfield Pet Hospital report confirms a concerning reality: some of the most common but preventable illnesses are still seen in many pets, including dental health issues or heartworm. Read more about the findings, how costly treatments are compared to prevention and how regular veterinary checks can help keep these illnesses at bay.
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Mars Veterinary Health
Mars Veterinary Health is a purpose-driven team of more than 70,000 passionate, pet-loving Associates spanning preventive, general, specialty, and emergency veterinary care and diagnostics. We set a standard for high-quality care for more than 25 million pets each year across 2,500+ veterinary clinics and diagnostic labs worldwide. Together, we are dedicated to harnessing our combined knowledge, talent and resources to lead the veterinary profession in making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS – and the people who care for them.
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AniCura joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2018. With 350 animal hospitals and 7,500 veterinary professionals, AniCura is a leading provider of veterinary care in Europe. Since 2011, AniCura’s dedicated professionals have been providing peace of mind to millions of pet owners and striving to achieve the best outcome for every pet that comes into their care.
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Antech Diagnostics / Sound
Antech Diagnostics and Sound became part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices in 2017. For over 30 years, Antech and Sound have been a world-leader in the provision of high-quality diagnostic and imaging solutions for the veterinary industry. By providing the tools, data and training that veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional pet care, Antech is helping to move the industry forward at an extraordinary pace.
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Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (AVD)
Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (AVD) has been offering its veterinary specialty diagnostic services in Hong Kong and Singapore since its inception in 2013. More recently, the organization has expanded its services to Malaysia and the rest of SouthEast Asia. Founded on the principle of providing diagnostic services to veterinarians, by veterinarians, all of whom are double-boarded veterinary pathologists supported by a global network of pathologist experts, AVD provides a best-in-class diagnosis service for its clients.
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Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital has been a Mars Veterinary Health practice since 2007. Founded in 1955, the company’s original brand purpose remains the same today — to provide high-quality preventive health care for each pet, and to partner with every pet owner to ensure they have the resources to care for pets at home. Banfield takes a proactive approach to medicine and has a primary focus on preventive veterinary care. From their innovative Optimum Wellness Plan that provides affordable preventive health care packages for your pet, to their Vet ChatTM telehealth platform that gives pet owners 24/7 support and advice, Banfield is continually raising the bar when it comes to pet healthcare standards.
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Remarkable pets need remarkable care. This is the philosophy that BluePearl, a provider of specialty and emergency veterinary care throughout the United States, lives by every day. Using innovative procedures, the latest treatment methods and advanced equipment, BluePearl is able to provide comprehensive medical care to pets and peace of mind to pet owners. In 2015, BluePearl joined the Mars Veterinary Health family, a relationship that has helped to provide BluePearl with brand new, unprecedented opportunities for growth and support.
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Founded in 2014, Linnaeus has grown to become one of the most highly-respected veterinary groups in the U.K. The group employs over 4,000 associates (including around 900 vets and 1,650 nursing team members), with 16 referral practices and 46 primary care practices within the family. Together they are committed to excellence and delivering top quality care to their patients. Linnaeus joined the family of Mars Veterinary Health businesses in June 2018. Their dedication to providing the best care for pets and nurturing of its thousands of veterinary professionals makes Linnaeus the perfect fit for our family of veterinary businesses.
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Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group
In March 2021, Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group joined the Mars Veterinary Health family after more than 30 years providing exceptional and compassionate veterinary care to pets and the community across Singapore. Mount Pleasant operates eight island-wide clinics, including a 24-hour tertiary care centre for patients requiring intensive and critical care. The Mount Pleasant team consists of a veterinary specialist in small animal internal medicine, senior vets with memberships in small animal internal medicine and surgery, as well as vets with various special interests including ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, advanced imaging, avian medicine and veterinary acupuncture. The Mount Pleasant Blood Donor Programme launched in 2016 to save more pet lives.
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VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to the Mars Petcare purpose—A Better World for Pets™
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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (VES) Hospital Singapore
Veterinary Emergency & Speciality (VES) Hospital Singapore joined the Mars Veterinary Health family of businesses in 2020. In its capacity as the first specialty and emergency hospital in Singapore, VES provides specialized, expert veterinary care for complex medical and surgical problems and strives to deliver a compassionate, friendly and ethical service to pets, pet owners and partners. VES is a full-service veterinary hospital offering a broad range of care and a large team of veterinary specialists and highly skilled veterinary nurses. VES believes in the strong bond between pet owner and pet and the important relationship between pet owner, primary veterinarian and specialist.
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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong (VSH Hong Kong) provides specialized, expert veterinary care and is the first specialty referral and emergency practice in Hong Kong. The group joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2020.
VSH Hong Kong was founded as a specialty and emergency hospital as a way to introduce specialty referral medicine to Hong Kong’s veterinary community. The practice is now an essential resource for local pet owners whose pets require emergency or specialized care or complex medical problems. VSH’s investment in state-of-the-art technology and their team-focused approach helps the company to provide the highest standard of care to companion animals.
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We’re committed to making quality and specialized nutrition and care accessible to the world’s pets
Mars Petcare is a leading provider of high quality, science-backed nutrition and therapeutic health products. Collectively, our portfolio of pet food, care and treats is designed to meet the individual needs of pets across the world.
Supporting the role pets can play in human health and wellbeing
As a leader in pet health through nutrition, Royal Canin is investing in projects that support the role pets play in society, from breast cancer and COVID-19 detection to animal-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Owning a dog is an experience that can transform us for the better
In a world becoming ever more complicated, we all need to reconnect with the simple things that remind us how good life is – and dogs do precisely that. Science tells us that pet ownership can bring a multitude of benefits to our health and well-being: from improving our heart health and physical activity to building empathy and strengthening our sense of community. PEDIGREE® believes all dogs deserve a loving forever home and nutrition that nourishes, sparks and protects what’s good in them, keeping dogs healthy and happy at every stage of life.
Natusan aims to cut emissions via composting
Every month, Natusan, UK’s first circular-economy cat litter company, delivers fresh eco-friendly cat litter to customers’ doorsteps, collecting the soiled cat litter and composting it – keeping the soiled litter from ending up in the landfill, where it would greenhouse gases and contaminate groundwater. Once composted, Natusan litter is used as agricultural fertilizer. Natusan also plants trees for every pack purchased – because we want to make it easy to do good for the planet, one paw at a time.
Hope for a more sustainable future through SHEBA®’s Hope Reef
As part of our journey to build a better and more sustainable world for people, pets and the planet, our cat food brand SHEBA® has made a landmark commitment to restore 185,000 square meters of coral reefs in Indonesia by 2029. Watch the video to learn more.
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At API®, we are passionate about fishkeeping. For over 50 years, we have enthusiastically supported the aquatics industry, and today we continue our commitment to doing what we can to support the fishkeeping industry. API’s family of products includes treatments, testing, nutrition, and equipment and pond products.
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We understand the simple joys and relaxation of fishkeeping. For over 40 years, the AQUARIAN® brand has supported families to provide the right care for their fish with a range of complete fish foods and water treatments. Care for your fish, both inside and out.
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Buckeye Nutrition’s science-based formulations are developed to help your horse thrive. We source all our ingredients from a limited number of certified suppliers and mill our feeds in one medicine-free facility.
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Give your dog everything they want and all they need to stay happy and healthy. Cesar® Is the perfect, nutritious way to show your dog how much you Love Them Back. ®
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The irresistible treats your cat will love. With a simple shake of the bag, cats will do anything for the great taste of DREAMIES® Treats! These irresistible treats are little crunchy shapes filled with delicious soft centres that cats dream about.
Go to your favorite retailer for our mouth-watering menu, there is a tempting flavor for every feline.
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In 1969, our founder, Paul Iams, looked for a memorable word that echoed the unmatched quality of his new dog food formula. In the world of jazz, Eukanuba (“You-Ka-Noo-Bah”) is a word reserved for something that is “the tops” or “supreme.” Our mission is to provide high-performance nutrition that helps bring out peak performance and activity in every dog.
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GREENIES believes in the value of preventive care. We're a team of world-class scientists, vets and nutritionists working to design quality treats that help your pet live a healthier life. GREENIES make all GREENIES™ Dental Treats with delicious, healthy ingredients that are easy to digest and help promote overall pet health.
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From our start in 1946, Paul F. Iams sought out new ways to create premium, quality pet foods. He spent time with breeders and nutritionists and learned the importance of protein and the role of fat in pet food diets. He was the first to consider dogs and cats primarily as carnivores, a perception which was to revolutionize the whole of the pet food industry.
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Brand believes that every pet deserves to eat clean. Nearly 90 years ago, NUTRO pioneered the first line of specialty natural pet food and treats. Now, they’re setting a new standard by introducing clean recipes for their dry dog and cat food lines with real, recognizable ingredients.
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At PEDIGREE®, we believe in making the world a better place for all dogs, and feeding the goodness that dogs bring out in all of us. With more than seventy years of in business, PEDIGREE® is the world’s no. 1 dog food brand, making healthy, delicious food for dogs of all shapes and sizes around the globe. Pedigree. Feed the good.™
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Founded in 1968, Royal Canin delivers tangible health benefits to each cat and dog through precise nutrition and services in partnership with pet professionals. Royal Canin shares the knowledge acquired through those partnerships with pet owners, veterinarians, breeders and other partners in the industry in order to promote the well-being of cats and dogs. The company does this in a respectful, responsible and sustainable way towards pets, people and planet.
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Effortless, graceful, confident and magnetic, cats are masters of seduction. Their abundant natural charm is never more beautifully deployed than when they want something from you… and what do they want? Why SHEBA of course – premium cat food that offers delectable feeding experiences you can both completely love. Resistance is Futile.
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For over 50 years, we have continued to lead research, innovation and development in equine nutrition and feeding. We are passionate to help benefit the lives of our horses and ponies, whether competitive performance is the goal or simply enjoying the pleasures that horses bring, our expertise ensures that you can provide the best nutrition for your horse.
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America's #1 cat treats. With a simple shake of the bag, cats will do anything for the great taste of TEMPTATIONS ®. Each irresistible cat treat is a combination of delicious crunch and flavorful filling. Go to your favorite retailer for our mouth-watering menu, there is a tempting flavor for every feline.
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To keep your cat healthy, happy and always curious, there’s no better choice than feeding him WHISKAS® Cat Food. After all, we've been making it for more than 40 years.
WINERGY Equilibrium is a revolutionary feed, the result of 20 years of groundbreaking, original research into the nutritional and digestive health of thousands of horses. Our feeds are natural, highly palatable and formulated to suit horses and ponies at all levels and in all disciplines.
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We're working to realize the promise of transformational technologies to create a brighter future for pets around the world
Pets are becoming more and more important to us. This is why at Mars Petcare we're pioneering new ways of bringing pets and pet parents closer together than ever before. With a pet care startup accelerator and investment fund, research and diagnostic centers, growing data and analytics capabilities and data-driven products like Whistle and Wisdom Health helping advance personalized pet care, we are helping pet parents all over the world to better understand and meet their pets’ needs, so they can live happy, healthy lives, together.
Faster Cancer Diagnosis For Every Pet
Our data scientists teamed up with Facebook to develop a new AI algorithm that can grade cancer in pets in a faster, more reliable and efficient way, already saving up 35 hours of pathologist time every day. This means veterinarians can diagnose cancer faster and focus on recommending the best possible treatment for every pet.
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A $100 million fund set up by Mars Petcare with the singular mission to support startups that will build a better world for pets.
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This mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for science-minded pet parents in China. FluffyGo provides knowledge, pet training, games, and a curated selection of pet food and products to keep pets happy and healthy.
Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why? Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best possible care. As allies to pet parents learning on the job, we use our data, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be. We unite changemakers in pet care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and advance our collective knowledge. By reimagining the pet parenting experience and upping people’s confidence, we’re helping the world find better ways to care.
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Leap Venture Studio & Academy
Leap Venture Studio & Academy is a partnership between Michelson Found Animals and Mars Petcare. It’s the first startup-centric program built to power early-stage pet startups with seed money, mentoring, and a network of pet pros.
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Pet Insight Project
Our pioneering project that’s on a mission to collect billions of data points from tens of thousands of dogs – and transform them into actionable health predictions to improve life for pups everywhere.
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Our expert-driven, on-demand pet health platform. This suite of tools brings pet parents trustworthy health and nutrition guidance – while empowering businesses to credibly deliver their services straight to customers.
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Waltham Petcare Science Institute
As the science center for Mars Petcare, the Waltham Petcare Science Institute has been advancing research into the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years and is now leading breakthrough research in preventive health to advance pet wellness.
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Whistle's mission is to give pets their best possible life by empowering the people who love them. By combining science, data, and technology, Whistle is the market leader in pet location, health, and activity monitors — offering a range of products and services that provide pet parents with 24/7 peace of mind.
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Our world-leading pet DNA test that helps you know more so you can care smarter for your pet, with easy-to-follow insights on breed mix, ancestry, genetic health risks, physical traits, and more.
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