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.

And of course gratitude for recurring clients, who come back to La Boit again and again, for the quality and service that we’ve become known for. Recurring clients such as Rascal Unit, who now owns three La Boit-built clinics, each of which see a lot of road time as they travel throughout the state of Ohio, partnering with local shelters and humane societies to provide low-cost spay/neuter services. Or Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP), who owns two La Boit-built clinics, and have been continually recognized with multiple awards for nonprofit excellence and innovation for their work providing healthcare to seasonal farmworkers.

Other clients we spotlighted this year include two seasoned veterinarians who just took the jump to mobile: Dr. René Holt of Rocket City Mobile Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Blake Hefter of Premier Vet Care; DuPage County Animal Services, whose clinic we featured at the 2018 Animal Care Expo; Hawaii Island Humane Society, whose amazing journey to transport their mobile clinic from Ohio to the Big Island of Hawaii took three weeks; Hudson Reykdal Veterinary Services, whose owner has her very own TV show on Animal Planet Canada; and Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services, a mobile veterinary clinic in service for 16 years and 290,000 miles.

Some other highlights from 2018 include a newly-released trailer style that is 100% built by La Boit, including the chassis. We also attended four conferences throughout the year to showcase La Boit clinics.

We ended 2018 with a very special story. Non-profit organization, Paws of War, is an organization that trains and matches shelter dogs with disabled veterans. Gil Blais, owner of La Boit Specialty Vehicles, is a veteran himself. So when called upon, we answered. La Boit donated labor and materials to refurbish a used veterinary clinic for the organization. Giving back to Paws of War allowed us as a company to take all of the gratitude we feel and pay it forward by investing in a worthwhile organization. It really was the perfect ending to a wonderful year at La Boit Specialty Vehicles.

So there you have it! A short recap of another great year at La Boit. But we have to say… can you believe it’s 2019? Feels like just yesterday we were watching the ball drop for the new millennium. I guess time flies when you love what you do! Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2019!

2018 Year in Pictures


About La Boit Specialty Vehicles

La Boit Specialty Vehicles president Gil Blais first started La Boit in his garage, where he hand-made organizational boxes for traveling veterinarians. Fast forward 37 years, La Boit Specialty Vehicles is now a leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing for the Veterinary, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Dental, Medical, Command, and Bloodmobile industries.

La Boit Specialty Vehicles offers a variety of vehicles to suit your needs, from 18ft pull-behind trailers to 40ft drivable coaches, none of which require a CDL to drive. Best of all, our vehicles are commercially-built from the chassis up for your specific needs, and are never converted RVs.

Mission Statement:

Helping professionals around the world confidently deliver a higher level of service to their local markets by providing the highest quality custom mobile units in the industry!

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