Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy to close

Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy in Rhinelander, owned by Petco, is closing, according to Petco’s media relations team.

About 70 employees are expected to be impacted by the move, according to Ventura Olvera.

"In anticipation of some significant growth in the pharmacy and prescription category of the pet industry in 2019 and beyond, one of those changes includes closing our existing DFS pharmacy and transitioning to an outside fulfillment provider to support our needs," Olvera told News 9.

In all, 17 pharmacist positions are being eliminated. Other positions are being guaranteed transfer opportunities to other open positions in the businesses owned by the company in Rhinelander, according to Petco.

The company also operates a Call Center and Live Aquaria business in Rhinelander.

Petco currently employs about 400 full- and part-time employees in Rhinelander.

Petco finalized its purchase of DFS in 2015.



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