A Mobile Vet Practice is so rewarding

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A Mobile Vet Practice can often provide better, more personal care, than a traditional practice.


A mobile vet practice vehicle Sick of working for someone else? Restricted by corporate demands? Stuck in a rut? Working in an unfulfilling position, and knowing you could be performing at a higher level in a job you’re passionate about?  Well, based on the number of vets we talk to, you’re not alone if any of these comments apply to you! So why not consider setting up your own mobile veterinary practice?

Putting your own stake in the ground as an entrepreneur with your own business is one of the most freeing things you can do for yourself and takes you down a special path of personal development that nothing else can.  But when it comes to creating a traditional veterinary practice the investment needed for premises and staff alone is often a barrier to dreams of independence.

For many who come to us even the lure of “franchises” and “partnerships” are not the solution and certainly not the same as being truly free of others and running one’s own business.

If you want independence, without the millstone of excessive borrowings, one option worthy of serious consideration is to go mobile and create your own home visiting practice.

Home visits, via mobile veterinary clinics, are becoming increasingly popular with both patients and independent minded vets – we see it in the strong demand from pet owners and the enthusiasm and success achieved by our veterinary clients.

Many people have difficulty getting to a physical practice through lack of transport or restrictions of their work, whilst many have pets that can’t cope with the stress of a veterinary practice waiting room with its strange smells and other patients or maybe they’re too ill to travel. End-of-life care too is so much better for the patient when carried out in their own home, where they feel comfortable.

In return the independent mobile vet practice benefits from a much more rewarding lifestyle, with increased job satisfaction, and the knowledge that patients are receiving stress-free quality health care.


             The perks of running your own mobile vet practice.

A mobile vet practice vehicle based in a Nissan EVThere are of course ups and downs, risks, and challenges, in setting up any new business. That is just the reality of life! So, if you are considering starting up your own mobile veterinary practice then you need to carefully weigh up all the pros and cons before making that final decision. But we know from our own clients feed back that the perks and significant rewards are there to be enjoyed!

You are in control when it’s your Practice.

When you run your own mobile vet practice you are the boss. You make all the decisions. No one tells you what to do or how you must do it or what you must say. There’s no Corporate Speak. It’s you who makes the rules!

You decide what charges are fair, so you can look your clients in the eye and be confident in the knowledge that you are providing honest value-for-money clinical services and advice.

Creating a mobile vet practice from scratch is so satisfying.

Operating table in a vet practice vehicleBeing the originator, the creator, from the brand name to determining the services to be provided, ensures you’re doing just what you want and setting the standards you want to achieve. In short, you get to build your dreams.

You provide a unique and valuable service.

Providing a service to a community of pet owners without the wherewithal to transport their pets and desperate for a home visit service fills a gap in the veterinary care market.  Simply relieving the stress on pets having to visit a surgery can be a reward in itself. All the home visit vets we meet express increased professional satisfaction at being able to provide better, more personal, care than they often could as an employee in a traditional practice environment.

A mobile vet has a more flexible lifestyle.

Being in control of your own business means you can enjoy the privilege of a more flexible lifestyle. Working when you want to, and not when you don’t. No more plucking up the courage to ask for time off as you’re the boss.

Doggy patient sitting on scalesWorking from home

Carrying out the administrative side of a mobile practice at one’s home removes the prohibitive overhead costs associated with buying or renting premises.  Whilst you may incur added costs for heating and electricity whilst desk-bound, there are taxable benefits to offset these. Don’t forget that tax breaks and grants may be available for the entrepreneur where you are based so taking advice from a good accountant can be worth its weight in gold.

Financial rewards of a mobile vet practice

Owning your own business opens up the probability of having a greater income than you could if you remained an employee.  Starting a new mobile vet practice can be hard work and in the very short term you may see little return for your efforts until your business is firmly established. But then you’ll begin to be much happier with life and work in addition to without a doubt being financially better off.

One of the rewards of owning your own business is that all the profit will belong to you!!

vet with patient in a mobile vet practice vehicleYou choose who you work with

As your business grows, you can employ whoever you like to work alongside you, the choice is yours and yours alone. Enjoying work without the unacceptable pressure of “personnel and relationship issues” means so much. Having those around you that you have chosen is so important.


Animedix veterinary vehicles 

The Doorstep pet practice vehicle in NewcastleGoing back many years our first involvement with the animal care market was the design and construction of trailers and vehicles for animal welfare charities, some projects were for fundraising, some for microchipping, and others for providing first aid and welfare advice at shows and events. While creating those early veterinary vehicles we came across many vets who very kindly offered their advice on surgery design and content whilst highlighting the potential opportunities for providing home visit veterinary care, if only suitable vehicles were available.

As pet owners ourselves, we were only too aware of how travelling to the vet can be a traumatic experience for many pets – particularly cats in cages and nervous dogs, whilst not forgetting our smaller furry friends. So, we could appreciate the appeal of home-visiting vets.

From this point our early mobile veterinary surgeries and veterinary ambulances were created for well-established traditional Practices to extend their services and geographic area. In short, to increase their business. In more recent times our Animedix range has been developed and designed for new start-up practices established specifically to provide home visit services that had been discussed by so many for so long.  These new Mobile Vet Practices are now on the increase with the majority of our builds being for vets wanting to improve those services they are most passionate about whilst allowing them to establish their own businesses.

We learn something new from each and every one of our clients and as we continue to learn, we aim to incorporate new ideas and new features into the advice we give along with the designs and mobile surgeries we create.

Interior of a mobile vet practice surgeryIncidentally, Multi Vehicle Technology Ltd, of which ANIMEDIX is the Veterinary Division, has a wealth of experience in the design of bespoke vehicles for NHS mobile services and first responder vehicles along with the design and construction of search and rescue and incident response vehicles. So our experience comes from a broad client base.

As a result of the experience we have gained, you may be surprised by the range of equipment and services that can be provided via ANIMEDIX veterinary home visit ambulances and our full-blown mobile veterinary surgeries including:

  • Clinical examination and life-stage health audit
  • Weight and body condition score assessment
  • Vaccination
  • Blood sampling
  • Urine sampling if the bladder is big enough (by cystocentesis)
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Eye examination)
  • Otoscopy (Ear examination)
  • Microchipping
  • Administration of flea and worming products
  • De-matting
  • Claw clipping
  • Minor skin-level surgical procedures performed under injectable anaesthesia and oxygen, e.g. stitch-up of minor wounds, lance and flush abscess, skin biopsies, very small skin lump removals, mild enemas.
  • Euthanasia
  • Basic echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)
  • Abdominal ultrasonography
  • Pregnancy confirmation
  • Behavioural assessment & advice
  • Environmental assessment & advice
  • Weight clinics
  • Solensia injections for arthritis management
  • Chronic condition injections
  • Claw clipping
  • Ear cleaning
  • De-matting & grooming
  • Second vaccinations
  • Blood pressure checks

A chassis cab based larger mobile veterinary surgeryWant to know more about setting up your own mobile vet practice?

We have been helping vets to create their own mobile veterinary practices for many years. If you would like to benefit from the experience and knowledge we have gained by working with other mobile vets throughout the country we’d love to hear from you. If you would like more information on the range of veterinary vehicles that ANIMEDIX can provide please call us on 0116 326 1802 or write to us at sales@animedix.co.uk  Our experienced team is always happy to discuss your ideas with you and to talk through how we can work with you and support you in turning your dreams into reality.


The small pet vet vehicle veterinary surgery interior showing the examination table


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