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Client Spotlight: Fur and Feather Family Vet

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Fur and Feather Family Vet, Jenifer Scheibe, DVM

Fur and Feather Family Vet provides veterinary services such as vaccines, heartworm testing, dental cleaning, spay neuter and hospitalization and offers products such as heartworm and flea prevention, prescription foods, ear cleaners, pet treats and pet medications. Dr. Jenifer Scheibe has been a veterinarian since 2008 but she has actually been in the veterinary field since she was 16 years old. She worked her way up from kennel assistant to technician and then completed eight years of college to become a veterinarian. So, one could say she has a compassion for animals. While in veterinary school, she had already planned to someday start her own veterinary practice. She wanted to get more experience and find the right location before actually going forward with her plan.

Jenifer met with the UTSA Small Business Development Center’s Ruben Lopez, who helped her with budgets, business plan refining and loan acquisition preparation. They also worked on market research and payroll processing. She received approval for a loan from Wells Fargo that was used to pay a builder, obtain a lease and purchase medical equipment. She opened her veterinary clinic in January 2017.  Due to her new start-up, new jobs were created.  Besides being open late hours to help people with their sick pets after work, Fur and Feather Family Vet is open on weekends.  They also help the community by helping to spay/neuter the Bulverde Humane Society and Animal Rescue Connections kittens.  Jenifer would eventually like to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“Ruben Lopez was a great asset every step of the way and still checks up on my business even now that my veterinary hospital is open.” Jenifer Scheibe, DVM