VETERINARIAN CONFERENCE RECAP

At Evolution Dog Wash we’ve always had a real passion for dogs that extends throughout our personal lives.

One of the reasons we created our revolutionary self serve dog wash was to make washing a dog easier for the many dog shelters and veterinarians who most often encounter neglected dogs. When we went to sell dog washes and wash shelter dogs at NAVC Conference for veterinarians in Florida earlier this year – our owner’s family, wound up adopting Riley and Napoleon, two of the shelter dogs we washed.

 

Riley and Napoleon both happen to be Yorkies, which are one of the pure-breeds most exploited by puppy mills and often neglected by those who are only interested in having the latest trendy breed or exotic mix. Many of the people who buy dogs have good intentions, but don’t know how to love and care for a dog. We feel it’s important that people know that “owning” or more appropriately “adopting” a dog is a life-long commitment to love, train, and tolerate personalities just like you would for any living being.

It’s estimated that there are 2.11 million puppies sold that came from puppy mills each year, and 3 million are killed in shelters annually because they can’t find homes.

Now onto the newest members of our dog family.

Riley was abused by his previous owner, but just look at his recovery! https://quik.gopro.com/v/7CXHDOJk2n/

Napoleon has bad teeth, vision issues, and bad knees and just needed a loving home to finish out his golden years. Staring into his eyes, you can see he’s an old soul with a happy easy-going personality.

Gary M. Sherman, Founder and Creator the Evolution Self Serve Dog Wash also created and lobbied for

The Adopt A Shelter Pet License Plate which is the second largest revenue grossing license plate in Colorado’s history, and it’s all for the animals!

Gary’s wife Tiffini is Founder and President at www.yorkierescueofamerica.org

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PET WASH STATIONS & MORE: HOW TO UPDATE YOUR VETERINARY CLINIC

You work hard to keep your veterinary clinic clean, efficient and accommodating to all types of pets. You seek out new and innovative techniques, and you pride yourself on maintaining a high quality of care. However, sometimes you worry that your services are too narrow in focus, that you aren’t able to serve members of the community and their pets to the fullest extent possible. You also wonder if additional services like professional dog bathing systems could improve your bottom line. The short answer is yes. Here’s how.

Why You Should Update Your Veterinary Clinic

Taking the time to update your clinic shows that you care about the community. Today, people seek out clinics that feature more amenities and more services overall. They appreciate the convenience factor and like knowing they won’t have to shop around to give their pets the best care, whether for pet wash stations, grooming services, health checkups, training, daycare and more. Adding these amenities gives you a leg up on competition in the community, and it serves as a key differentiator to draw in new clients.

Additional Services

Here are additional services that could help you provide a more complete experience for your clients and pet patients.

Pet Wash Station

Presenting your clients with a commercial dog bath will bring a smile and a sense of relief. As a self-serve amenity, a dog grooming and bathing system like Evolution Dog Wash is convenient, low maintenance and revenue generating. In a busy environment like a vet clinic, you will begin earning a return on investment with every new user.

You’ll also love how Evolution models are built to last, since their aircraft stainless steel construction will serve you for years to come. There are several models to choose from, including the Evolution EZ, Evolution EZ+, Evolution PLC, Evolution Touchpad and more. Some models feature coin acceptors, Omron temperature controllers and selection buttons instead of a rotary dial. However, all models are high quality and feature a non-skid platform, countdown timer, shampoo products and a grooming dryer. To learn about financing options, click here.

Grooming

Besides regular bathing, pets need grooming services as well. While the Evolution is strictly for dogs, grooming services can and should include all species, from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other exotics. All pets deserve pampering.

You might want to incorporate an additional room where pet groomers can operate. In such a structure, pets would come to you for treatment and to your grooming staff for polishing up. From nail trimming to ear cleaning to wing clipping and more, grooming services would be a welcome addition to your clinic.

Daycare Facility

If you have the space available, you might also consider adding a daycare facility to your clinic, with either your own staff or else independent operators who rent out part of your clinic. (Collecting rent would give you additional revenue as well.) Here, pets can play and relax after receiving minor treatment or grooming services, and your clients won’t need to worry about taking time out of their busy work day. They’ll love how their pets will be in a safe, protected environment with qualified staff who provide all the walkies and games they need.

Training Options

Adding dog training to your clinic amenities could present you with another differentiator and potential source of revenue. Training classes can focus on basic commands like sit, stay, lay down, walk on a leash and more. Classes can also focus on potty training and politeness preferences, such as waiting at the door after outdoor play sessions, not jumping on tables or couches and so on.

Are you ready to start adding even more value for your clients and their pets? Reach out to us today to learn more about adding an Evolution Dog Wash at your veterinary clinic.