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Pet stores and veterinarians, like any other business, need to have an online presence to reach out to a wider audience. A good many of them choose the popular WordPress as their Content Management System. Besides serving as an ideal platform, WordPress has themes to cover a number of niches and categories of business, pets and vets included.
Many WordPress themes have specific templates to cover every need, and you can adopt them as your own, simply changing content and images. They also offer great scope for customization. Veterinary clinics, pet centers, pet grooming, pet hotel and pet care centers can make any one of these themes their own.
These are the Pets and Vets WordPress themes I liked;
Zoo-Clinic is built on the WordPress Blank theme. The Quickstart Package that comes with the theme contains all the necessary aids for setting up and customizing your website – Google Maps, Megamenu, custom gallery, blog and more. Moreover, there are pre-made pages for every aspect of your website.
Pet Store is designed with an emphasis on shopping functionality and product presentation. It integrates well with WooCommerce. So, if you are looking to sell pet related stuff, this may be an ideal platform. All the custom widgets are presented as plugins, and you can also use them with other themes easily.
Five different sliders with two slider plugins are included with PetCare, and these will help focus attention on the products and services that you want to highlight. Six homepage layouts can cater to pet care centers, pet medical centers and pet stores. BuddyPress compatibility means you can build up a community of pet lovers and bring your products to a more targeted audience. Community building can also help with pet adoption, and pet adoption centers may favor this theme.
PetCeter can be customized to suit any business, but has been built with pets and vets in mind. Animal shelters, animal clinics, dog training centers, pet grooming services and vets will find this theme suitable. The theme can be customized by using the options in the theme options panel. The full screen intro slider and parallax background are useful tools for building dazzling homepages.
This child theme built with the Layers page builder plugin is light on code and high on performance. Page styling and building come easily using the customizer panel in Dawg. Four homepage styles are included and you can add Contact Form 7 and Google Maps to the website. Detailed instructions will help in page building, but if you wish, just import the demo content and have a head start.
Pet Club is another theme that will be good for pet adoption centers as it includes a handy listings display where you can list the animals according to any criteria. BuddyPress compatibility will help you find friends for your pets and build a pet centered community. The theme comes packed with an advanced demo data install tool that lets you create an exact copy of the preview with just one click.
Animal Care is a WordPress theme that is packed with features, many of which can be customized from the admin panel. This theme comes fully integrated with Petfinder, so you can access homes for pets right from your WordPress site. Posting your pets and other animals for adoption is also easier as shortocdes for animal lists are included.
Vets is a feature-rich, responsive WordPress theme which you can use for a veterinary, health or medical website. It is compatible with ecwid shopping cart and contact form 7. You can include single vet or doctor pages. Ready to use vet icons that you can place strategically on your website, are at your disposal.
Animacare is a responsive WordPress theme for vets. An animal clinic or hospital can also adopt the theme. Your logo can be added to the website easily. The Shortcode Generator is helpful and you simply need to select the required blocks and tick options. The Shortcode Generator will help to build pages.
Pet Care is a versatile theme and can be used for pet groomers, pet hospitals and pet hotel services, as well as by pet stores. In fact, there are 4 pre-made skins, one for each service. Three premium plugins have been bundled for free – Visual Composer, PO Composer and Revolution Slider, making this theme a good value proposition. It is WooCommerce ready ensuring store functionality, and the WP Booking Calendar plugin makes it easy to manage appointments.
With more than 6 homepage versions, a Revolution Slider, Visual Composer and creative section elements, PetVet can help you come up with an elegant and professional website for veterinarians. Choose from tons of pages and make them your own. The theme features will help with branding, and being totally responsive and WooCommerce ready, the theme is well suited for any pet store or related service.
With the inclusion of Visual Composer for drag and drop page building, and Boxy Builder for changing layout and hiding and showing any item, PetPress offers great scope for designing your pet website just as you imagined it. Just add a Booked plugin for managing appointments to this WooCommerce ready theme to turn your website into a fully fledged store offering pet related products and services.
Happy Pets helps you build beautifully designed websites with the help of Visual Composer, which is included as a free plugin. Any pet-related website can look good on this theme. Typekit fonts and Google fonts are included, so you can be sure that the text will look good. Blog and magazine features come with the theme and may prompt you to start a pet-related blog, which can add value to your website.
Rescue is yet another WordPress themes for pets that comes integrated with Petfinder. You can sync your WordPress site with your Petfinder account by simply entering your API and shelter Id with Petfinder. This theme is built with only one purpose – finding a home for an animal. The animal types supported by this theme are the same as Petfinder. You can also manually add pets into Rescue simply by adding a post or a page.
You can give your website a distinctive look by including the hand-drawn artwork that Pets & Vets offers. Install the bundled WooCommerce to make your website an online store, or simply skip the installation if you want to use the website for other purposes. Though it is designed especially for pet-related stores and services, it can easily be converted into any other niche by simply substituting the images and including appropriate content.
Now you have selected a WordPress Theme for your pets and vets website, you need an actual site to use it on. WordPress is generally easy to get running.
Here are the general steps to get your WordPress site ready:
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An online presence is particularly helpful for pet adoption centers and breeding centers, as the listings will help pets to find homes and mates. Almost all the themes above can be customized easily, and you cannot go wrong with them.