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Client Spotlight: The Raptor Trust

March 18, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags: , ,

The Raptor Trust is one of La Boit Specialty Vehicle’s more unique clients. Of course, La Boit Specialty Vehicles builds mobile veterinary vehicles for humane societies and shelters all over the country. However, those vehicles are primarily focused on dogs and cats, of which La Boit clients have helped thousands. The Raptor Trust, on the other hand, is a New Jersey-based non-profit that focuses exclusively on helping sick and injured birds, with a special focus on birds of prey.

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Client Spotlight: Berkshire Barks & Purrs

January 10, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments |

berkshire barks and purrs mobile veterinary clinicEach year, we talk to dozens of veterinarians about their decision to go mobile. Over and over we hear a similar story. Many are tired of the business as usual model of a modern veterinary practice – the long hours, the rushing through appointments, the stressful environment for both clients and staff.

Dr. Tracey Fahey, new mobile veterinarian and owner of Berkshire Barks & Purrs in Massachusetts, was one such person. She describes her decision to go mobile on her website: Read more »

2018 Year in Review

December 31, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Veterinary | No Comments |

For us, 2018 was all about gratitude. Gratitude for our new clients, who took a leap of faith and trusted La Boit to transform their business with an investment in a mobile clinic. Clients such as South by South Vets in Houston, TX, in which owner Dr. Katie Eick gives advice to veterinarians thinking about going mobile by telling them, “Just do it!” Or new client, Birmingham AIDS Outreach, in which the success of a creative community outreach initiative transformed into state funding for a mobile HIV testing clinic.

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Client Spotlight: Rascal Unit Takes Delivery of Their Third Vehicle

December 18, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

rascal unit

Rascal Unit was founded in 2006 in Dublin, Ohio with a mission to serve animals in need throughout the State of Ohio with low-cost veterinary services and education. On their website, they state their goal is to “decrease euthanasia rates and pet surrender due to a pet’s owner’s inability to afford care for their pet. We also hope to help decrease pet overpopulation, shelter overcrowding, and animal euthanasia at shelters due to space by providing an affordable, yet high quality, pet sterilization service.”

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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.┬áThis 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 »