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Wheeling-Ohio County’s Project HOPE Mobile Medical Clinic

January 21, 2020 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Medical | No Comments | Tags: , ,

Photo courtesy of Project HOPE

Wheeling, WV is the largest city in the West Virginian panhandle that separates Ohio and Pennsylvania. The city itself has a population around 27,000, with an additional 120,000 in the surrounding counties. Like any city, it has limited funding to provide services to its homeless citizens, from housing, health, addiction counseling, food, and other services.

According to the Housing and Urban Development’s most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report, on any given night in the United States, approximately 568,000 people were experiencing homelessness. The “Point in Time” (PIT) count, as its called, aims to count homeless individuals in each community in order to provide statistics that local, state, and federal agencies can act upon.

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2019 Year in Review

December 16, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Bloodmobile, Command, Dental, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Specialty Vehicles General, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

2019 was all about making moves for La Boit clients. A move to start a new mobile practice, a move to make an impact in the opioid crisis, or a move to launch a new mobile training initiative.

For many La Boit clients, the day they take delivery of their mobile clinic is their first experience as an owner of a specialty vehicle. While we do everything we can to train our clients on a mobile practice, they still don’t know what to fully expect until they do it. We understand that they are taking a risk. But it’s a risk that has paid off for our 2019 client spotlights…

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Shiloh Veterinary Hospital

November 25, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

shiloh mobile veterinary hospital

Dr. Lynsey Rosen and Dr. Julie Anderson named their La Boit-built 26ft Mobile Veterinary Clinic after their beloved dog, Shiloh. We “believe that every animal deserves to be treated with the best possible care,” they write on their website. “Just like Shiloh.”

And they sure have done just that! Since taking delivery of their clinic in January, Shiloh Veterinary Hospital has been providing amazing mobile veterinary care to the greater Los Angeles area. The veterinarians’ hard work, along with the amazing support of their full-time vet tech, Melissa, and office manager, Breanne, hasn’t gone unnoticed.

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Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina

October 25, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments | Tags:

Dr. Laureen Bartfield, President and lead veterinarian for Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC), is no stranger to La Boit Specialty Vehicles. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Bartfield’s organization has purchased five La Boit vehicles, the first in 1999 and the most recent in 2019.

Their newest truck, a 33′ Spay/Neuter truck was built on a 2019 Freightliner diesel chassis. It features dual surgery tables, lots of kennels and tons of storage.

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Piedmont Animal Service

September 23, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments |

Piedmont Animal Service Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Jennifer Proctor has owned and operated Piedmont Animal Service mobile veterinary practice in Central Georgia since 2000. In that time, she has owned three different mobile clinics. Her first two were from a manufacturer that is no longer in business. When it was time for her third, she toured two other makers and, in her words, “she was highly impressed with [La Boit National Sales Manager] Koni Wade and went with La Boit.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed dealing with LaBoit during the building process,” she wrote to us in an email. “And was overwhelmed when I saw the clinic for the first time on arrival in Ohio.”

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Happy Pets Mobile Vet

August 26, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

happy pets mobile veterinary clinic
Photo courtesy of Happy Pets Mobile Vet

Happy Pets Mobile Vet is a Tampa, Florida-based mobile veterinarian practice owned and operated by Dr. Rachel Magee. In her La Boit-built veterinary vehicle, Dr. Magee offers all the services you’d find in a traditional veterinary clinic, including general wellness examinations, internal medicine, radiology, surgeries, ultrasound, dentistry, and more. She also employs a full-time veterinary technician, Jacqui Ardington Pierce.

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St. Luke’s Hospital Mobile Simulation Unit

July 22, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Medical | No Comments | Tags: ,

St. Luke's simbulance exterior

“Medical Education in Motion! St. Luke’s recently added a new 34’ truck to its fleet. It’s VIP passenger? A human simulator that can breathe, sweat, cry and bleed.”

That’s what St. Luke’s Hospital Network wrote on their Facebook page last week after it took delivery of their new simulation truck, a custom La Boit-built medical clinic specifically designed to simulate realistic medical situations for training purposes.

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Dr. Hannah Good: Community Mobile Vet

June 20, 2019 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Veterinary | No Comments | Tags:

dr hannah good mobile veterinary clinic

Last month, we received a pleasant surprise. A client of ours who had taken delivery of her vehicle 11 years ago left us an unexpected online review…

Dr. Hannah Good has been a veterinarian in Santa Cruz, CA for 30 years. In 2008, she took the plunge into mobile (after many years of consideration) and purchased one of our signature vehicles, the 24ft La Boit mobile veterinary clinic. Since then, she has served Santa Cruz County with a variety of veterinary services, including dentistry, general wellness, end of life care, and even alternative medicine such as chiropractic and acupuncture. In her mobile clinic, Dr. Good cares for not only cats and dogs, but also reptiles, birds, and exotic pets.

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Client Spotlight: Kentucky Department for Public Health

Kentucky Public Health Mobile Medical Clinic

Linwood Strenecky is the Mobile Harm Reduction Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The Department recently took delivery of a 26ft La Boit-built Mobile Medical and Educational Clinic. You may have seen this truck last March at NatCon19, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference. There, Strenecky met up with Medical Sales Consultant, Jeff Blais, to pick up the clinic and show it off to conference attendees.

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Client Spotlight: Fetch the Vet

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

Fetch the Vet owner, Dr. Jenni Tudini, picking up her new La Boit truck with her family.

Living just outside of Buffalo, NY with their three kids, Drs Jim and Jenni Tudini both have successful careers in veterinary medicine – Jim as an emergency veterinarian in a brick and mortar clinic, and Jenni as the new owner of a La Boit-built clinic, creatively titled “Fetch the Vet.” Within 5 minutes of meeting them, you can tell that they have an extraordinary commitment not only to veterinary medicine, but also to family and community. With dedication like that, it’s no surprise that they’ve seen such success.

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