Specialty Vehicles Blog

Client Spotlight: Whiskers2Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic

September 14, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

whiskers2tails mobile veterinary clinicDr. Aimee Heidt says that she decided to go mobile with her Whiskers2Tails 28ft Freightliner mobile veterinary clinic because it will give her the freedom to make her own schedule and serve a wide range of clientele.

“I love the idea of owning my own clinic without having the constraints of building maintenance and staffing,” she wrote to us in an email.

She also looks forward to helping alleviate the anxiety that many pets have about going to the vet.

“I’ll be able to see many pets that haven’t been evaluated in a long time,” she says. Read more »

San Diego Blood Bank Takes Delivery of Their Fifth La Boit Bloodmobile

September 1, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Bloodmobile, Client Spotlight | No Comments |

san diego blood bank bloodmobileWe would like to thank San Diego Blood Bank for their purchase of bloodmobile number five from La Boit Specialty Vehicles! For this vehicle, called the “Omni 10,” San Diego Blood Bank took extra time to work with our CAD specialists to lay out a unique interior for their needs. They are very proud of the result, calling it “carefully designed to maximize space and provide blood donors with an overall positive clinical experience.”

To help celebrate the OMNI10, San Diego Blood Bank wrote an article about the vehicle’s features and build process, titled “It’s All in the Details: The Making of OMNI 10.” Read a bit from the article below. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Coastal Humane Society

August 14, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments | Tags: ,

A Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic can be an economical choice for humane societies with multiple locations

mobile veterinary surgery unitThe Coastal Humane Society is non-profit animal welfare organization based in Brunswick, Maine. According to their website, they serve “various towns along Maine’s mid coast, serving 75,000 people and over 3,000 animals annually.”

Recently, The Forecaster, a regional newspaper out of southern coastal Maine, published an article,
Brunswick animal shelter to take high-tech care on the road. The article spotlights the Coastal Humane Society and their brand new La Boit-built mobile spay/neuter clinic. Read more »

Using Grants to Help Fund Your Specialty Vehicle

July 14, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Command, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Specialty Vehicles General, Veterinary | No Comments |

Many types of La Boit Specialty Vehicles are built using grant funds, with the most frequent types being Mobile Spay/Neuter/Adoption Clinics, Mobile Medical Clinics, and Mobile Command Centers.

Grant dollars for medical and command vehicles most often come from the federal or state government, in which the mobile unit will serve a specific public interest that is otherwise not being met, such as medical access in rural communities, or rapid response police communication vehicles in high-density urban areas.

Other times, corporations offer grants to help further their corporate brand and fulfill the mission set out by their corporate foundations. These are most common for La Boit’s humane society clients to purchase spay/neuter and adoption vehicles, but are also commonly used by hospitals and clinics for medical vehicles. For example, retail pet supplier Petco’s 2013 “Extraordinary Gifts” campaign offered a grant which had a minimum of $50k to make capital improvements. A mobile component would have been an ideal candidate. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Red Door Veterinary Clinic

July 12, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

According to her website, Dr. Amanda Fant first earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, after working with a veterinarian for six years. After that, she spent 13 years in at a private practice veterinary clinic before venturing out on her own with Red Door Veterinary Clinic.

Fant says she first had the idea to start a “premium housecall service” in 2010, which she calls “a tiny mustard seed of thought.” Read more »

Client Spotlight: Animal Alliance of Galveston County

June 9, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments | Tags:

If you attended the 2017 Animal Care Expo, you may have already seen the Animal Alliance of Galveston County’s (AAGC) new spay/neuter clinic. This gorgeous truck was custom manufactured on a 40ft Freightliner diesel chassis and is packed full of features, including two surgery tables, exam table, and a wall of cages enough to fit an army of furry patients of all sizes.

After the vehicle was displayed for visitors at the Expo, La Boit drove the mobile clinic from Fort Lauderdale to La Marque, Texas, to hand-deliver to the AAGC. They were extremely excited and couldn’t wait to get that baby in operation for the community! Read more »

Client Spotlight: Las Clinicas del Norte Mobile Dental Clinic

May 11, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Dental | No Comments | Tags:

Las Clinicas del Norte (LCDN) is the only provider of primary care, oral care, and behavioral health services within a 2500 square mile area of rural northern New Mexico. It’s what termed by federal health policy as a Medically Underserved Area.

According to their website, their mission is to “provide culturally competent care to the underserved and medically indigent patients” of these remote areas. To do so, LCDN operates three clinic sites, all “strategically located to provide maximum access to the area’s rural residents.”

Now they can claim one more important asset in meeting that mission, a 37ft 2-chair mobile dental clinic. Read more »

Client Spotlight: Homeward Bound Mobile Veterinary Clinic (Part 2)

April 20, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments |

We first wrote about Dr. Kristen Vance, owner of Homeward Bound Mobile Vet Clinic out of Bel Air, Maryland, for our blog in 2012. At the time, Vance had partnered with the local shelters for the “Senior Pets for Seniors,” program, in which, with the help of grant dollars, she utilized her mobile capabilities to bring no-cost veterinary services directly to senior citizens who adopt pets.

Fast forward five years, and she tells La Boit that business has been great. “I’m limited by hours in the day, not clients I can obtain,” she writes. Read more »

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Attending Animal Care Expo – May 9-12, 2017

April 12, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Events, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments | Tags:

Join us at the Animal Care Expo, May 9th through the 12th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

La Boit will be exhibiting a diesel Freightliner 40ft Spay/Neuter clinic, custom-built for the Animal Alliance of Galveston County in Texas. Our National Sales Manager, Koni Wade, will be on hand to answer all your questions and lead you through a tour of the clinic. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Read more »

Client Spotlight: Empower “U” Inc Community Health Center

March 15, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Medical | No Comments | Tags:

Empower “U” Inc is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, located in the Liberty City neighborhood just north of Miami, Florida. Like many low-income neighborhoods, Liberty City’s residents struggle with the health disparities often associated with poverty.

According to their website, Empower “U” Inc’s mission is to focus on providing “quality culturally competent health care services aimed as empowering, education, and promoting better health care outcomes among individuals and families affected by conditions such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and HIV.” Read more »