How long has
Who is the owner and what is your role in the business?
My role as owner is to oversee day-to-day operations and manage the business. Obviously, I spend the majority of my time practicing veterinary medicine. I have a special interest in orthopedic surgery, so a large portion of my time is spent performing surgeries on injured knees and broken bones of dogs and cats that were referred here by surrounding practices.
Where is the business located?
We're located on
How many employees do you have?
We have a total of 32 employees. That includes myself and five other veterinarians (two of which are part time). We have four full time receptionists. The rest are an assortment of certified technicians, assistants and kennel staff.
What services do you offer?
We're a full service small animal veterinary hospital. The overwhelming majority of our patients are dogs and cats. We provide a wide variety of services, including routine and specialized surgeries, internal medicine and intensive care hospitalization, routine preventative care, boarding and grooming. We offer laser surgery and endoscopy. In addition, we'll be adding ultrasound to our practice within the next month.
What are some of things your business is most proud of?
Only 17 percent of
animal hospitals in the
I'm also very proud of the fact that we're able to offer specialized orthopedic surgeries (bone plating, intra-medullary pinning, external fixation, etc.). I perform approximately 60 anterior cruciate ligament repairs every year.
How long have you
been associated with
My parents have been football season ticket holders for 30 years and had men's basketball tickets for a good portion of that, so I've been going to games for a long time. My wife and I have had season tickets to both football and basketball since our freshman year at ISU and our proud of the fact we still make the two hour drive for all home football and men's basketball games.
How many of your
All of our
veterinarians are alumni of the
Do a bunch of employees get together and tailgate before the games?
Most of my support
staff are originally from eastern
What are some of
Watching Dan McCarney turn around the football program has been fantastic, including all the
Watching Tinsley and Fizer lead us to the Elite 8 was pretty special. But probably the most fun I've ever had as a Cyclone fan was going to the final Big 8 men's basketball tournament. I went down with my brother and some college buddies. To this day, I've never had more fun over a 3-4 day stretch. As luck would have it, we also got a chance to see some pretty good games too.
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