Success Stories

Habitat Veterinary Hospital

Transforming into a progressive, full-service veterinary hospital

“The SBDC was a life line for me when I needed advice on how to keep our business running and manage our debt.” – Dr. Reed Linenberger, co-owner

Dr. Reed Linenberger and Dr. Sohaila Maleki started Habitat in 2006 as a retail pet shop offering limited veterinary services. Dr. Steven Baker joined as a partner in 2009. Since 2006, Habitat has evolved into a progressive, full-service veterinary hospital offering care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic species. Services include medical, surgical and dental care, supported by an in-house pharmacy, lab, and radiology. The staff at Habitat has grown to six doctors and twelve associates, all focused on creating a “Nurturing Difference” for people and their pets through both conventional and alternative therapies.

Reed began working with the SBDC in 2009 when the business was struggling through a severe recession. Over the years, Reed has continued to work with the SBDC in areas such as financial performance management and strategic planning. As an SBDC client, Reed had the opportunity to work with a BSU student team to develop an employee handbook. “The SBDC has been a tremendous resource for me over the years. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in expanding their business knowledge and expertise.”

To learn more about Habitat, click here.

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