Modern Animal raises $13.5 million to make going to the vet suck less

Modern Animal just raised a $13.5 million seed round of funding to fuel its mission of offering pets, humans and veterinarians a better experience. Led by Founders Fund with participation from Upfront Ventures, Susa Ventures and others, the round will enable Modern Animal to open its first location in Los Angeles early next year.

Founded by Steven Eidelman, who previously founded dog tracking startup Whistle and sold it to Mars Petcare, Modern Animal pegs itself as the next generation veterinary care platform. You can think of it as a One Medical model for pets, where all of the vets are full-time and receive equity in the company.

“If you think about similarities, we are committed to using technology and design to reinvent the way pet care is delivered,” Eidelman told TechCrunch. “There are lots of similarities with One Medical.”

Modern Animal will be led by Dr. Christie Long, DVM, the former director of veterinary medicine at Petco. For a $100 yearly membership fee, Modern Animal offers unlimited exams, 24/7 virtual care, in-app prescription requests and delivery and more. However, there is a charge for additional services.

“Our goal is to be at parity with the market,” Eidelman said. “We’re not

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