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– Mini Miracles Essay, Research Paper

Our business is a veterinary clinic named Mini Miracles. For the good of our business we chose to be a general partnership. We chose this because, then we can combined both our talents to make a good business. Allisha being the secretary, handling most of the paperwork, and MaryAnn being the veterinarian dealing with the animals and the people. That way neither of us will be trying to handle both things at once so our business will run smoothly, and our customers will be happy.

Our clinic is a service. We provide help for people?s pets and animals that need help. We are not selling a product to them we are only selling what we do for them to them.

Our veterinary clinic is located approximately fifteen minutes south of Spokane on highway 195. We are located here for easy shipping, if needed. We also have one hundred and fifty acres. On the land we have our main building, a quarantine barn, storage barn, paddocks and parking. We will be in the old Swift Farm Supply building. Our main building will be 3,000 square feet. Our barn is 1000 square feet and our storage barn is also 1000 square feet. In our clinic we have six rooms. We have an office/ waiting room, a cat/dog recovery room, a large animal surgery, a small animal surgery, a storage room, and a bathroom.

In our office we have, three built in cushioned benches, two coffee tables, a large desk, a copy machine, computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, phone, file cabinet, coffee machine, register, office chair, trash can, and a small refrigerator.

In our small animal recovery room we have, nine large dog cages, nine small dog cages, sixteen small cat cages, and two vet tables for daily check ups. In the feed/storage room we have, shelves, garbage cans and a large refrigerator.

In the large animal surgery we have, one large operating table, three smaller tables, monitors, surgery equipment, set of knives compress, ultra sound, heart monitor, shelves, trash can and a large refrigerator.

In the small animal surgery we have, one small operating table, three smaller tables, monitors, surgery, equipment, knives, compress, heart monitors, shelves, trash can and a refrigerator.

In our storage room us have, shelves, rolling ladders, a refrigerator, and a freezer.

In our bathroom we have, one toilet, toilet paper holder, sink, paper towel holder, a trash can, and handles for disabled people.

In our barn we have, sixteen stalls with one feeder and water in each stall and sixteen runs. In the feed room we have shelves, wood boxes, garbage cans and a refrigerator.

We treat many animals so we have to provide many things. For horses we provide:

- Laceration operations (cuts) for $50- $100

- Guilding $100 weanling- yearling, $200 2 years and up

- Check ups $25- $75

- Shots $50- $100

- Mare checks $50- $150

- Stallion checks $50

- Operations $35-$5000

For cattle we provide:

-Lacerations- $25-$120

-Steering $25-$100

-Checkups $25- $100

-Shots $50-$100

-Cow checks $50-$150

-Bull checks $50

-Operations $15-$5000

For cats we provide:

- lacerations $25- $120

- spaying $65

- neutering $40

- check ups $25- $60

- shots $25-$50

- operations $15- $400

For dogs we provide:

- lacerations $25- $100

- spaying $75-$100

- neutering $50

- check ups $25-$60

- shots $25- $120

- operations $5- $500

For other small animals we provide:

- lacerations $10- $100

- checkups $5- $20

- shots $5-$20

- operations $5-$500

Prices may very because we might have to add farm-call or after hours fee. These would be $25 for farm call and $50 for after hours.

For our service we will need a vet, MaryAnn, a secretary, Allisha, and an assistant to take care of small things when the main vet is in surgery or on a farm call. The main vet needs to be finished with vet school, and the assistant needs to be in vet school or have some training either by the main vet or a small school. There will be no shifts. The main vet will work from 6am-9pm. The secretary works from 7am-9pm, and the assistant will work from 7am-6pm, or around school hours.

For our customers we open at 6am and close at 8:30pm. We will be in the office Monday through Saturday. If our clients need us before or after hours they call the main vet. The charge will be a flat fee with possible addition of late or farm fees.

Our business is part of a very large amount of other veterinary businesses. So we have many other veterinary offices to compete with for clients. Our largest competitor would be the Black Hawk office in Cheney. We don?t have any competition in Spangle so we would be the only one there. The advantage to this is all the people in Spangle wouldn?t have to go all the way over to Cheney to have a vet look at their pet, because now they could just go drive a mile and they would be there. There are those people who will go all the way over there so I have to make sure to make my business the best.

In our office building we will provide hot coffee, hot cocoa, juice, and cookies for our customers who come in or who are waiting. Our customers will leave with a smile or at least a happy thought because our vet will also be able to counsel them incase something terrible happens.

Any one can bring a pet or animal into us. Be them 2-102 years old. They don?t have to be working they just have to own an animal. They can come from where ever they live.

We will reach our customers through Media Advertising. Our name and phone number, address and Internet address will be in the yellow pages. We will also advertise in the local paper and on the Internet at our own web site.