SOURCE: SkyLynx Communications, Inc.

September 11, 2006 08:30 ET

VETCO Hospitals, Inc. and PetCareRx, Inc. Announce 5-Year Joint Marketing Agreement

SARASOTA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 11, 2006 -- SkyLynx Communications (OTCBB: SKYC), a company engaged in the growth pet healthcare industry, and VETCO Hospitals, which operates 142 vaccine clinics and five full-service veterinary hospitals inside of PETCO stores in five western states, and PetCareRx, Inc., a retail seller of pet care products, pharmaceuticals and related products, today announced the signing of a 5-year, joint marketing agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, PetCareRx will create, operate and maintain a new web site created for VETCO Hospitals for the sale of veterinary products. The boards of both firms have approved this deal.

Under the terms of this agreement, the new web site will offer for sale veterinary products, including prescription medications, flea and tick and heartworm medications and supplements. PetCareRx will fulfill orders for VETCO of all products sold on the VETCO site and will be responsible for all marketing and advertising.

Bryan Shobe, CEO of VETCO, said, "This agreement marks a significant milestone in creating the infrastructure we require to implement our long-range business plan. That plan, which builds upon our existing veterinary business, requires us to take advantage of the e-commerce potential that this site provides. Our hospitals provide pets with top quality medical care for serious conditions; our vaccine clinics bring convenience to their preventative care; and the website PetCare will establish for us allows us to dispense medicines. It is our ambition to become a one-stop shop for all of America's pet-care needs. This positions us to pursue that ambition."

"This agreement provides our customers access to highly sophisticated systems without our firm having to spend millions duplicating it," said Bryan Shobe, CEO of VETCO Hospitals. "Advanced telemarketing systems and staffing, thoroughly computerized inventory and shipping systems, all add to the benefits for our customers. The partnership further provides VETCO with advanced database management of our reminder notifications and phone calls, post cards, and e-mails. It also allows us to grow at an accelerated rate with no impediment to our marketing channels," Mr. Shobe said. "Additionally, can refer their clients to our vaccine clinics for vaccination and testing services so essential to pets' well-being, such as heartworm testing and feline leukemia."

Jeanette Loeb, Co-CEO of PetCareRx, said, "We are excited to be in partnership with VETCO Hospitals, a company that shares our strong interest in providing the full range of high quality healthcare and health products for pets. We believe that this agreement will enable us to provide many more pet owners with affordable priced medications and supplements along with the convenience and service that pet owners desire. Our goal is to ensure that pets receive the quality healthcare and products at affordable prices that will enable them to live longer and healthier lives."

The American Pet Products Manufacturers estimates that 69.1 million American households, 63% of all American homes, own a pet. Spending on pets in the US is expected to reach $38.4 billon this year, up from $36.3 billion last year. Of that, vet care will account for around $9.4 billion, and supplies and OTC medicines will be $9.3 billion. In 2005, spending in both categories was $8.7 billion. APPMA's 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey notes that 52 percent of dogs, 24 percent of cats, 36 percent of saltwater fish, 15 percent of freshwater fish 5 percent of birds, 11 percent of small animals and 8 percent of reptiles are given medications and/or drugs.

About SkyLynx (

SkyLynx Communications, Inc., based in Sarasota, FL, is building a nationwide company to create a more efficient system to deliver pet healthcare in the US. It operates 142 vaccine clinics and five (5) full service veterinary hospitals inside of PETCO stores in five (5) western states. In addition, it operates an e-commerce website, It intends to develop products and services for Pet Tracking, E-Commerce sales and acquiring additional veterinary hospitals within its database market.

About PetCare

PetCareRx is one of the largest online retailers of pet pharmaceuticals and supplies in North America. Founded in 1998 and based in Lynbrook, New York, PetCareRx has always been dedicated to providing pets and their owners with the medications that they need at very favorable pricing and with the highest level of customer service and convenience.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the Company's statements regarding trends in the marketplace and potential future results are examples of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of projects due to the variability in size, scope and duration of projects, estimates made by management with respect to the Company's critical accounting policies, regulatory delays, clinical study results which lead to reductions or cancellations of projects, and other factors, including general economic conditions and regulatory developments, not within the Company's control. The factors discussed herein and expressed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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