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Business Success Stories: South by South Vets

Owner: Katharine Eick, DVM

Company Name: South by South Vets, PLLC

Company Address: 5373 W. Alabama St. STE 202-B Houston, TX 77056                             

Company Phone: 713.987.3237

Web Site URL:  southbysouthvets.com

# of Locations: 1

# of Employees: 9

 

 

Tell us a little bit about your business? South by South Vets is a mobile veterinary care services business. Our services include wellness, minor injury/illness services, limited pet transport, xrays, ultrasound (coming summer), and in home euthanasia.

Owner Katherine Eick

What is the single most important piece of advice you would give someone starting a business?

Have a releastic and thorough business plan.

 

Why did you start your business? I saw the need for mobile vet care, not everyone can get to a vet, some pets get incredibly stressed out at the vet, and people have busy schedules and lives so we wanted to make it as convenient as possible to care for you pets!

 

What keeps you motivated to continue your business?

We get to help people and animals every day, all day long, it is very rewarding. I like seeing how much easier we are making peoples lives, it’s amazing!

 

What kind of mindset do you need to have to be a business owner?

You have to be willing to do whatever it takes – working late or long hours and providing absolute client satisfaction.

 

Katherine and employee Bobby

What are some typical challenges you have with your business?

Typical challenges I have are staffing – finding the right people for the right jobs!  Also, financing everything appropriately is a challenge.

 

What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

Entrepreneurs tend to be more comfortable taking risks, in my opinion.  I also feel that entrepreneurs have a more independent spirit.

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