Four Paws Wellness Center
|Contact Name||Steven Blauvelt, DVM|
|Contact Phone||541-408-9852 clinic, 541-610-6907 mobile|
|Yearly Practice Revenue||300000|
|Practice Location Region||Pacific|
|Real estate - will it be for sale or lease?||For lease|
|Number of Staff||2|
|History of the Practice|
FPWC was established in the spring of 2013 by me, Dr.Steve Blauvelt-the one and only owner since its inception. The original vision for the practice was to provide a relatively small, unique to the community, dog and cat clinic focusing on an integrative care model. This vision has been adhered to and has grown the practice into all that I have wanted it to be, given the stage of my career and the services I wish to provide. FPWC is a 'limited services' clinic, in that it is primarily an out-patient, mostly appointment only clinic offering both eastern and western medical services. Some elective surgical and general dentistry services are performed on a regular basis. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are significant priorities at FPWC. In addition, FPWC has grown into a popular alternative for many clients seeking a refreshing change from completely mainstream western veterinary care, as well as those simply looking for an honest second opinion from 'Dr. Steve', as I am often referred to around town by mostly 'word of mouth' marketing.
|What makes this practice special/Major selling points|
Central Oregon will always be a highly desirable place to call home. Simply put, the community of Bend, Oregon is a beautiful place to be and live well! It is well known as a recreational haven, offering unlimited opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing!, camping, as well as fantastic nordic and alpine skiing at nearby Mt Bachelor. It has been a wonderful place on Earth to raise our 2 adopted, multi-racial children over the past 20 years. - The location of the current Four Paws facility, situated in Bend's growing Eastside, just off a main highway is attractive to clients-including those living in other parts of Bend, often heading our way for many of their shopping or other needs.
|What might the next owner need to improve in this practice?|
There is huge growth potential for FPWC. Some things that the next owner might look at could include: 1) expand/ enhance social media outreach to clientele. This has not been a crucial priority for me, given that ...as a sole practitioner and having the established practice style working for me, I have always had as much case load as I wanted to handle, thriving primarily on 'word-of-mouth' marketing; 2) Depending on what services the next owner wants to provide, a logical addition would be to add Xray equipment to provide both general and dental radiographic services- FPWC has operated fine overall without, as a mostly out-patient, integrative care clinic, but radiography in the clinic would obviously be valuable, not to mention also considered 'standard of care' in most veterinary circles. Eventually moving the practice to a larger building could make this more 'doable'; 3) FPWC has been computerized since the beginning, having primarily 'paperless' patient records using AVIMARK software and support. This works well, but undoubtedly the IT aspect and practice mgt aspects could be improved/ enhanced.