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La Boit Donates Labor and Materials to Refurbish Used Veterinary Clinic for Non Profit Paws of War

November 17, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags: ,

“It’s a really special day for the organization. We are overwhelmed by the work that has been performed on this truck. We were really concerned when we purchased the truck… if we would be able to complete our mission to help so many Veterans and their pets in need. If it wasn’t for La Boit, this probably would not have happened.”

Those are the words of Rob Misseri, co-founder of Paws of War, in a taped interview he gave while visiting La Boit’s manufacturing facility in Columbus. He was visiting progress on the truck that had dropped off at La Boit a couple weeks earlier. To understand the full story, let’s start at the beginning, (or watch our video!) Read more »

Client Spotlight: Birmingham AIDS Outreach

October 18, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Medical | No Comments | Tags: ,

Since 1985, Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) has been providing free services to HIV-positive individuals throughout the Birmingham, Alabama area. As the first organization of its type in the entire state of Alabama, BAO was formed as a small grassroots non-profit in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS among the population of Birmingham. Since then, the organization has grown to provide free services to 800 individuals in the Birmingham community, along with outreach, education, and free HIV/AIDS testing.

And now it’s grown even more! Over the summer, BAO took delivery of their first vehicle, a La Boit-built 26ft mobile testing clinic. Read more »

Client Spotlight: South by South Vets

October 1, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

One mobile veterinarian’s advice to others thinking about going mobile? “Just do it!”

Dr. Eick showing her excitement when she picked up her mobile clinic at our facility.

We recently emailed back and forth with Dr. Katie Eick, owner and lead veterinarian of South by South Vets, a mobile veterinary practice out of Houston, Texas. We asked her to talk about her journey with going mobile and her advice to new veterinarians who may be considering it.

“For anyone who is considering going mobile… just do it!” she writes. “Our clients are so thankful for the services we offer and that we save them so much time and frustration since they do not have to take their animals into the vet.” Read more »

La Boit Attending 2018 Mobile Health Clinics Forum

August 17, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Events, Medical | No Comments | Tags: ,

mobile health clinics forum

The Mobile Health Clinics Forum is the premier annual event for the Mobile Healthcare Association. This is the 14th year for the event, which gathers hundreds of mobile healthcare professionals from all over the United States for four days of exhibits, workshops, and networking. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Hawaii Island Humane Society

August 16, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

Let’s say you live halfway around the world from Ohio, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and dream of a mobile spay/neuter clinic built by a leader in the industry.

Step 1: Get fundraising! Work with community partners to raise the funds to purchase the mobile spay/neuter clinic of your dreams.

Step 2: Consult with La Boit Specialty Vehicles to design and build the beautiful, 26 feet long, mobile spay/neuter clinic of your dreams.

Step 3: Undertake the logistical task of getting the nearly six ton mobile clinic of your dreams halfway around the world.

Step 4: Put that clinic to work helping all the animals you can, all while enjoying the sunshine in a year-round tropical paradise.

Of course, we’re talking about Hawaii Island Humane Society, which recently took delivery of their first La Boit-built mobile spay neuter clinic. Read more »

Client Spotlight: DuPage County Animal Services

July 21, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments | Tags:

If you attended the 2018 Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, you may have taken a tour through the DuPage County Animal Services’ brand new, fully-loaded 26ft Mobile Spay, Neuter, Adoption, and X-ray vehicle.

DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) is based in Wheaton, Illinois, just west of Chicago. DCAS provides animal control services, pet adoption, public microchipping, humane education, and other services and information to encourage responsible pet ownership. Recently, the group rebranded their organization from DuPage County Animal Care and Control to their current name. DCAS Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski says that their new name more accurately represents the variety of services that they offer to the community. Read more »

La Boit Now Offering Wireless Ultrasound for Mobile Veterinarians

June 12, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Veterinary | No Comments | Tags: ,

Attention all mobile veterinarians!  Are you tired of referring your best clients to brick and mortar hospitals for ultrasounds? Now you can perform fast and life-saving ultrasounds onsite in your mobile clinic! We are proud to now offer a wireless ultrasound from iVetUltrasound.

This system is the size of your hand and it sends a wireless signal to your phone or the provided android or apple tablet. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Premium Vet Care

June 3, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

Premium Vet Care is a mobile veterinary hospital owned and operated by Dr. Blake Hefter in Plantation, Florida, just outside of Miami. Dr. Hefter’s La Boit-built mobile veterinary clinic includes a fully-stocked pharmacy, surgery suite, digital wireless x-ray, ultrasound, and a closely-monitored hospitalization area. Through his clinic, Dr. Hefter can provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories.

Dr. Hefter first took delivery of his mobile veterinary clinic in February 2018 after receiving his doctorate of veterinary medicine at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. It was on St. Kitts that he once hiked to the top of Mount Liamuiga volcano, an experience he says that he still remembers fondly.

Fast forward to today, and Dr. Blake Hefter has made a reputation for himself as a caring, responsive veterinarian. Read more »

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Releases New Trailer

mobile veterinary trailerWe recently completed a mobile veterinary trailer for a client in Indiana. We’ll be spotlighting that client in another blog. For now, we’d like to focus specifically on the trailer itself.

This is the first time in many years that La Boit Specialty Vehicles has built a mobile medical or veterinary trailer from the chassis up. What makes this particular trailer so special is that it’s the first La Boit trailer to be 100% built by La Boit, including the chassis! This way, we can ensure the construction quality of every single component of the trailer, down to each and every screw. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services

April 8, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

Practicing 16 Years in a La Boit Mobile Clinic

kraft mobile veterinary servicesFor this client spotlight, we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Darrell Kraft, DVM of Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services. Dr. Kraft has been a practicing veterinarian in Washington State since 1978, serving the greater King and Snohomish Counties.

For the first 25 years of his career, Dr. Kraft focused on building his business with brick and mortar clinics. During those years, he built two stationary practices, which he later sold to a corporation. After that, Dr. Kraft knew that he didn’t want to build another stationary clinic. Enter La Boit Specialty Vehicles. Read more »