Success Story for:
Dr. Debbie Reynolds of Veterinary Home Healthcare
Veterinary Home Healthcare opened for business in 2011 when Dr. Debbie Reynolds left her associate DVM position in order to care for her daughter. After leaving her full-time position with an established clinic, Dr. Reynolds worked as a relief veterinarian at various clinics around west Tennessee. This allowed her to work part time and take care of her child. During this time, some of her previous clients continued to ask Dr. Reynolds to care for their animals even though she had no home clinic from which to work. Based on the persistence of her customers, Dr. Reynolds began making home visits. She found that there was a need for a home healthcare type of veterinary practice and decided to start the business when her daughter started kindergarten. Veterinary Home Healthcare is now a well-established growth business which offers customers medical care for their dogs and cats in the comfort of their home. Veterinary Home Healthcare strives to develop relationships with patients and their families and to provide the best medical care possible for treasured family pets where pets are in a fear-free environment. The business serves customers in Martin Tennessee and surrounding communities.
Dr. Reynold’s Veterinary Home Healthcare practice now offers integrative medicine, through an online business called the Blessed Pet Shop. This new venture expanded the business to include pet products which include holistic foods and supplements as well as toys, trendy clothes, collars and more. The online store was created for the convenience of customers. Products can be shipped anywhere in the United States.
This was a journey that I went on as God opened the doors.” Dr. Reynolds was educated and prepared to be a doctor of veterinary medicine, but not as a small business owner. “The first place I went for help was the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at the UT Martin REED Center. There I began with a blank canvas and began building knowledge about running a small business. I received help with things like building a business plan, QuickBooks, taxes and more. I have been there on occasion just to meet and ask for help about specific situations I was dealing with as a small business owner. Every time they were so kind to offer me help. I remember once in particular when they helped me with financial projections for a class I was taking. I am very grateful that they exist. They are a most valuable resource for me.