South Mountain Vet Clinic
Owner: Eva Beyer
Address: 3636 E. Ray Road, Suite 20
Hours: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: www.smountainvet.com; (480) 759-4800
Q: Where are you from and what did you do before opening your business?
A: I grew up in northern Illinois, but I've moved around a lot. Before vet school, I was a herpetologist - I worked on brown tree snake eradication on the island of Saipan. After vet school, I worked in a clinic in Kingman for nearly four years before moving here. I still retain hints of the Wisconsin accent from my time in vet school.
Q: Why did you open your business in Ahwatukee?
A: I love the area - living in Ahwatukee is like being in a small town, with all the advantages of the big city nearby.
Q: How did you get the idea to open your business?
A: I wanted to own a clinic that would allow me to grow professionally. As a clinic owner, I am able to expand services based on my interests and provide what I believe is best for my patients.
Q: What type of merchandise/services do you sell?
A: We provide medical, surgical and dental services for dogs and cats. We vaccinate pets for common diseases and perform spays, neuters, laser declaws and other soft-tissue surgeries. We have in-house X-ray and blood work capabilities. We carry Hill's and Purina prescription diets and treats.
Q: What does your business offer that no one else does?
A: We offer regenerative stem cell therapy. This innovative technology has made tremendous improvements in the quality of life for dogs and cats that are suffering from debilitating arthritis and degenerative disorders. We process adult stem cells, derived from the pet's own fat cells, and inject them into affected joints, and additional benefits are obtained by intravenous injection. It is done as an outpatient procedure in one day. Early results can be seen as soon as three days after surgery. The potential for stem cell therapy is very exciting.
Q: How have residents of the community responded to your business?
A: I think people appreciate the consistency of care and personal attention we are able to give. The staff has all been with me for several years, and they work hard to get to know all of our patients and clients. We were very grateful to be voted one of the Ahwatukee Foothills News' Best of 2009.
Q: What does your business have in store for the future?
A: We will continue to offer the same quality care while working within individual budgets. With the addition of stem cell therapy, we now have a better alternative to chronic arthritis over traditional pain-relieving medications.
Q: Anything else you want the community to know about you or your business?
A: We strive to provide practical veterinary care for dogs and cats. As a small clinic, we pride ourselves in giving personal care and attention to you and your pets.