Business Spotlight: AniMom Veterinary Services
February 27, 2013
AniMom Veterinary Services, LLC
n Address: 1555 Main St. A3 No. 120, Windsor
n Phone number: (970) 460-9170
n Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
n Number of employees: Two
n Website: http://www.AniMomVet.com
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n What services do you offer? I offer veterinary housecalls for dogs and cats in northern Colorado, plus I offer veterinary care in my home clinic in Water Valley. I offer physical exams, vaccinations and bloodwork all in the comfort of home or my home clinic, and perform dental procedures and surgeries at a local clinic.
n How long has your business been in Windsor? My husband and I moved here in 2006 and started the practice in 2012. In 1999 we took a drive around the area, and fell instantly in love with Windsor after seeing pelicans at Windsor Lake and meeting friendly folks while shopping in the quaint downtown area.
■ Who is the owner? The owner/veterinarian is Dr. Allyson Mangan, and her husband Keith Nugent is the practice manager.
n Why did you want to start this venture? I was a veterinary client for 20 years before vet school. I had a clear idea of the kind of vet I wanted to become: honest, caring, compassionate. The only way was to start a practice rather than working for a corporation (or vet) where big profits are important and high production is needed.
n How have things been during the years? At first it was very difficult, as it is with any new small business. However, with the loyalty and referrals of a few clients, we managed to turn a small profit for the first time ever in January 2013.
n Why should people do business with you? I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to find just the right vet. I want to be the reliable, old-style veterinarian who cares for your pets just as if they were my own. I keep prices as low as possible so that more pets can receive the care that they need without breaking the bank. No extra charge for evening/weekend appointments, as well!
n What's the most interesting client story? Not as dramatic or entertaining as most vet stories (think James Herriot), but recently a young, hardworking man was looking to rehome his medically challenged 8-year-old dog. We changed her meds and made it affordable so that she could keep the home she knew, and I felt like a million bucks!
n What makes you unique/what else people know about you? My clients are able to text me or call me on my cell phone at any time of day or night, and I strive to be as accessible as possible. Many clients become friends, as well, which may (or may not!) be considered a perk!