• Now

    In 2016 the company celebrated its 25th anniversary since being founded, and together with a new visual identity changed its name to Samohýl group. Why Samohýl group? Apart from the veterinary wholesaling, which used to be the initial activity, the company has been conducting various other business activities (it is also a pet food and pet accessories wholesaler, owns a retail pet shop chain called Zvěrokruh with e-shop and more than 50 shops around the Czech Republic and has its own brand of sewn Czech made products for pets called Samohýl Exclusive). We believe that the new title better expresses the scope of services that the company provides.     

    From it´s foundation in 1991, by leaps and bounds, the company has made it to where it is today – customer service is available 15 hours a day, a three shift operation runs warehouses, the commodities are distributed through more than 25 delivery lines, and the company has over 13,000 items from 250 suppliers in store. Last year Samohýl group had a turnover of €36,630,000 and it currently employs almost 500 people, yet it has retained a 100% Czech ownership.

  • 2014

    In 2014 SAMOHÝL became an exclusive importer of American holistic pet food ANNAMAET, dental products of the Australian dental company iM3 and ultrasound scanners of the Scottish BCF Technology.




  • 2010

    In 2010, SAMOHÝL acquired a countrywide pet store chain ZVEROKRUH through a merger with a business run by MVDr. Ivo Dupal.


  • 2001
    From 2003 to 2013 SAMOHÝL was an exclusive distributor of Purina PRO PLAN pet food, produced by Nestlé S.A.


  • 1999

    In 1999, the company was successfully transformed  into SAMOHÝL, a. s. - a joint-stock company.

  • 1995
    In 1995, the company became an exclusive importer of veterinary products of the British company Norbrook, the European leader in the development of veterinary antibiotics.


  • 1994
    Since 1994, the company has held the top position on the veterinary wholesale Czech market.
  • 1993

    In 1993, the company started doing business with the world's leading manufacturers of veterinary pharmaceuticals and in many cases was the first company, from the former Eastern bloc, they established a contact with.

  • 1991
    The company was founded by Petr Samohyl in 1991 as one of the first companies in the field, supporting veterinary services.  With his team, Mr. Samohyl created stable and reliable support for veterinarians, which didn´t practically exist in the Czech Republic until then.

Revenues from sales and number of employees 1991 - 2016