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Public company
Traded as ASXGXL
Industry Pet products and services
Founded 1994
Founder Glen Richards

Greencross is Australia's largest pet care company. The company is publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange.[1][2]


Greencross was founded in 1994 by veterinarian Glen Richards. While practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in Townsville, he purchased Currajong veterinary hospital. This was the start of Greencross.[3] The company expanded by purchasing and consolidating veterinary services through Australia and went public on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2007, becoming the first veterinary practice in Australia to do so.[3] One of its largest acquisitions took place in 2014 with the purchase of Mammoth Pet Holdings, the parent of Petbarn and Animates chains in Australia and New Zealand.[4]


  1. ^ "Greencross makes inroads into pet market". NZCity. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Shark Tank guru has sound advice for city's little fish". The Queensland Times. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b McCullough, James (14 May 2007). "Vet empire listing a first". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ Roth, Martin (2016). Top Stocks 2017: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780730330141. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

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