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How to easily find veterinarians and pet walkers in Latin America on the internet

On this website you can find all kinds of veterinary services. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa

Those who have pets will know that sometimes it is not so easy to find medical or other services to care for animals, a situation that had worsened during the pandemic, since physical establishments were not available as before despite having the permissions to function.

Thus, it was identified Guru 4 Pets, a Latin platform that serves to find all kinds of professionals and workers in the sector. yesYou can find medical services, caregivers, dog walkers, canine and feline hairdressing professionals such as grooming or even ethology and physiotherapy.

The platform maintains an interface similar to Mercadolibre (Getty Images)
The platform maintains an interface similar to Mercadolibre (Getty Images)

This web platform is very easy to use since presents an interface similar to those already known What Free market, booking either airbnbwhich means that the type of service needed will be entered in the search bar and then several offers and options will appear on the screen to review and compare.

Also, it has a rating system, opinions and comments box, which will help users to know the performance of the different professionals.s and workers who offer their services on this website.

this website is available in several cities in Latin America such as Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Costa Rica and Peru; In addition, they are in Spain, the United States and Canada.

You can find all kinds of veterinary services. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
You can find all kinds of veterinary services. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

For now, this service is only available through the website, but its creators are already working on creating an application that would be enabled for operating systems. iOS Y Android, where will there be one geolocation function that will help find professionals near the place of residence.

Mark Lee, an expert in animal behavior and founder of this platform, assures that “we felt that there were many areas in the pet sector that workers do not have the ability to make visible, such as walkers, groomers or dog groomers. And it is that most of these professionals do not have the knowledge on social or technological networks to be able to achieve their recognition, so we offer them a digital space where they become gurus and can teach others what they do.

The other entrepreneurs who are part of the project are the former administrative and financial vice-rector of the College of Higher Administration Studies (Cesa), Xavier Malo; the lawyer, Jessica Barrios and Alejandro Rodríguez, a marketing specialist.

Users can leave their opinions about the service provided (Getty Images)
Users can leave their opinions about the service provided (Getty Images)

However, there are still more people involved in the project who arrived after identifying a business opportunity with this website, who are Eugenio de la Torre and Christian Kling, founders of SHOFI, a platform that provides the necessary elements to adapt work spaces and the CEO of Adsmovil, Alberto Pardo.

The pet population has not stopped growing, for example, in Colombia according to several studies there are approximately 5 million of them and for every 10 families, 6 have a “furry” member.

Likewise, the veterinary services market continues to grow, according to an analysis by Euromonitor Between 2015 and 2020, this sector grew by 63%, which is equivalent to 1,184 million dollars.

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