Originally Posted by koala
I'm working to set up a business that involves house-call vet care. I am not a vet, but I'm hoping to go to your location and take care of injured or sick horses according to your vet's specifications. I'm hoping that ya'll would be willing to answer a few questions for me.
1. Would you use this type of service? If you normally would not, are there circumstances that would encourage you to use it?
2. What sort of price range would you be willing to spend on this service? Would you prefer a per-animal basis, hourly, or some other form?
3. What is your general location? This is to verify which areas would be better for this service and which sort of communities I should be advertising more towards.
4. What is your primary discipline? Again, this is verification of my demographic.
Please feel free to answer any or all of these questions and I definitely welcome any other comments or suggestions. Thank you!
1) Yes, I would if I:
a) Owned a large barn operation with too many horses to take care of all alone
b) Boarded at a facility where I was the primary caregiver (aka had to drive out and feed everyday - kinda like I do now!) and the horse required more care than I was able to give.
However, I would want to see what kind of credentials you have... and of course I would want a waiver holding you responsable in case of any malpractise.
2) Either hourly or daily - if my horse is requiring constant care, as in you're there 24/7, then daily... at this point I wouldn't be looking to spend much (haha.. I'm not exactly rich) but if I owned a large facility, then somewhere in the $100/day range? Also depends on the amount of work you're doing etc.
3) I'm in Alberta, Canada.
4) Chances are you'd get best paid by the high-end showers - the ones that pay ungodly amounts for EVERYthing from horse massages to horse psychics. Chances are you would want to target the "horse dumb" people - the ones that throw money into anything that might increase their chances of winning.. haha.