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Dr. Hannah Good: Community Mobile Vet

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

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 our signature vehicle, the 26ft 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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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 »