South Creek Animal Clinic opens south of The Woodlands
A lifelong dream of finally opening a small animal hospital and clinic has come true for Dr. Thad Gloriod.
Gloriod moved to his current location on Gosling Road south of The Woodlands and officially opened his practice last week. He previously worked at Lonestar Veterinary Hospital in Cypress for two years and at Banfield Pet Hospital in the Magnolia area for six years.
77彩票网app“I did some population data analysis based off the American Veterinary Medical Association studies for what areas need vets and what percentage of households have animals. Based off that population density I thought that it would be a good fit here, I think this is a beautiful area,” Gloriod said.
Gloriod says one of the biggest things he struggles with as a new business owner is the marketing and work-life balance.
77彩票网app“The veterinary industry is pretty much a service industry almost like retail,” Gloriod.
77彩票网appHe says he tries to keep his staff happy because they’re an important part of the practice. He treats them like family.
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South Creek Animal Clinic
Address: 24527 Gosling Road, suite D-160
77彩票网appWith two young children and one dog at home, Gloriod operates his small clinic with a family-like appeal. His mother holds down the fort at the reception desk. There’s one lead technician and an assistant, that’s about it.
Once you enter through the doors, you’ll notice the modern and urban ambiance of the place. There’s gray and some yellow. They even have dangling light bulbs similar to those found in coffee shops.
77彩票网appThis helps residents feel more at home and is a better environment for the pets as well, he said.
77彩票网appOn one side of the clinic is exam rooms for dogs and the other for cats. Gloriod wanted to separate the two, he says it’s better for the animals.
The five exam rooms seem a little much for one veterinarian to handle but Gloriod has a plan for that. In the future he plans to bring in other vets to work with him. Possibly those whose focuses are geared toward pocket pets such as hamsters, rabbits, mouses, ferrets and others.