43 Years Of Veterinary Excellence
The phenomenon of portable clinics was not created by accident,
or without great purpose and imagination. Dr. R.J. Buzzetti, a large
animal veterinarian, and Jim Barber founded Porta-Vet in 1964 by
building durable and functional mobile clinics that fit in the back
of a van. In 1968, they moved into their current location in Hudson,
Iowa, where the original concept continues to be developed and expanded.
In 1972, Gordon Moser came to Porta-Vet and bought the business.
One of Moser's initial projects included engineering and constructing
a mobile clinic to fit in the back of a pick-up truck rather than
a van. This new truck insert was an immediate success. It proved
to be a turning point in the business, as it launched international
markets for Porta-Vet. In September of 2005, Mr. Moser retired
and sold the company to Vet Ventures, Inc. led by Nick Evens.
Mr. Evens goal was to continue the insert business and also introduce
new products to compliment the existing line of truck inserts.
The SUV/ van unit and portable X-Ray units were introduced the following
spring and the chassis mount units were rolled out at the AAEP convention
December, 2006. With stepped up marketing, better warranties
on all products and a real focus on customer service, Porta-Vet
continues to lead the mobile clinic industry today.
The Industry Leader
In today's high-tech age, Porta-Vet's mobile clinic units are still
manufactured with individual craftsmanship. Porta-Vet's mobile clinics
can be customized to fit the needs of a general practice, or a specialty
practice such as equine or dairy. Innovative products, quality and
strong service have earned Porta-Vet a worldwide reputation for
delivering the best mobile units at fair prices and with unmatched
service. Such quality has earned Porta-Vet the respect of veterinarians
across the world and made Porta-Vet #1 in the industry.
We are proud of our company's history and achievements, and we look
forward to continuing this legacy into the future.