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Dogwood Consulting works with you to weave sustainability into your business.  You help us determine what sustainability solutions best fit with your clinic's mission and timeline.  We offer comprehensive, integrated sustainability plans or individual projects.  Dogwood helps your staff implement strategic and realistic daily actions to ensure continued success!

Measure baseline and improve:

  • GHG emissions

  • Energy use

  • Water use

  • Waste production

Five-step Framework:

Five-step Framework
  • The Exam:  an assessment of your facilities

  • The Plan:  consensus building with your staff to find the strategies that best fit your standard practices

  • The Walk:  implementation of broader sustainability goals

  • Playtime:  team building to improve staff engagement and innovation while addressing inclusion and diversity

  • Annual Rechecks:  check-ups for continuous improvement

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Sustainability strategies are fairly standardized and

increase efficiencies, which in turn leads to decreased costs

Specific to veterinary hospitals, some beneficial ideas include:  


  • moving toward zero-waste

    • landfill, recycling, medical, and hazardous waste streams

  • reducing energy consumption

  • creating an environmental procurement policy

  • incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion training

  • facilitating a genuinely open dialogue between staff and administration

Sustainability increases productivity and decreases employee turnover

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