Pets at Home Group saw it share price rise over 8% to 196.7 after posting strong trading figures for three months to January 2018.
The pet supplies retailer reported revenue growth of 9.6% to £223.3m, merchandise revenue growth of 9% to £193.4m, and services revenue growth of 13.6% to £29.9m, including joint venture vet practice income up 19.3% to £12.1m.
During the period Pets at Home opened two superstores, two Vets4Pets practices and five Groom Room salons.
The company insists it is on track to deliver full year opening targets of around 10 superstores, 40-50 vet practices and 20-30 grooming salons.
Commenting on the latest figures, Ian Kellett, Group Chief Executive Officer, said:" In the year since we launched our lower pricing initiatives we have seen a really strong customer response to the investments we have made.
"At the same time, we continued to deliver strong growth in our veterinary business across both first opinion practices and specialist referral centres."