We know you love taking care of pets -
now you can take care of the planet, too!
HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Dogwood Consulting values the same things you do: we want pets to live long, healthy lives; we don't want veterinary hospitals to contribute to environmental degradation; and we want veterinary hospital employees to enjoy their job and intrinsically know they are making a difference - not only in pets' lives, but also with the health of the planet.
We assess your clinic's standard practices and help improve your energy use and waste streams. Let us prove that sustainability is a smart business decision for your veterinary clinic.
According to AAHA's 2016 report, average turnover in veterinary hospitals was 21%*, while the national average was only 12%**. Vet techs are leaving the profession at a faster rate than new techs are graduating***.
Many clinics have an "undercurrent of toxicity," with burnout and stress common to the industry*.
These are serious problems, but there are solutions. Dogwood enables you to improve employee engagement and morale by creating a system of shared values.
WE CAN ALL DO BETTER
We help you become more efficient (which saves money), retain talented employees, and reach clients who share similar beliefs. A poll showed that 60% are making more environmentally and ethically responsible purchases since the pandemic 4. Another poll reported that 65% expect climate change to be prioritized during the economic recovery 4.
Our daily actions make a difference. Dogwood creates solutions and helps you implement strategic - and realistic - improvements. Now is the time for your clinic and for you to take action!
Dedicated environmentalists and pet parents.
Dogwood Consulting was founded by Jacquie Hilterman, who realized this was how she could best help save the world. She earned two Master's degrees and started her career with non-profit organizations that helped protect the ocean through research and education. After a decade and a move to the midwest, she reinvented herself as a veterinary technician. She continued to help co-workers and clinic leaders understand the need to be "greener," led by example, and offered a range of actions that they could adopt.
She recognized the untapped niche of incorporating sustainability (i.e. environmentally-aligned business practices and socially-just strategies) into the veterinary field while maintaining the financial bottom line. Dogwood Consulting is the next step along her stewardship journey.
We are all about Pets, People, and the Planet!