Sustainable veterinary care in Pleasanton, CA.
At Paws of Pleasanton Animal Hospital, we believe it is our duty to do what is best for your pet and also for the environment. We took this into consideration not only during our construction phase but also when implementing daily standards for our staff members. Here are some of the things we are doing to help decrease our ecological paw print!
We are using a cloud-based veterinary software system so we can be as “paper light” as possible. Clients will find they don’t see much paper used in the hospital as they can sign things electronically. They will also have the option to have office visit receipts and medical reports for their pets emailed to them instead of printed.
While veterinary practices can create a considerable amount of waste, we are focused on recycling as much as possible – even down to the packaging of our medical supplies like syringe casings, plastic IV fluid bags, etc.
We make a point to place larger, less frequent orders for our medical supplies to decrease the packages and packing material used. We also request that our suppliers minimize packing materials whenever possible.
We have 2 huge sky lights in the practice – one in the reception area, the other in the treatment room. Not to mention we also have windows in almost every room of the hospital! This brings so much natural light in so we can cut back on the amount of electricity we need during the day.
The lights that were in the building previously were old fluorescent bulbs. We upgraded them to LED to help decrease the electricity usage of the hospital.
To minimize electricity usage by our appliances, we have smart thermostats and ENERGY Star appliances.
Instead of the typical cotton towels and blankets we use for our hospitalized patients, we use fleece blankets because they dry faster and therefore use less electricity.
DECREASE WATER USAGE
All of our toilets and faucets have been replaced with low volume flow options.
We have a water station available for our clients and staff in the lobby. We encourage the use of reusable water bottles as much as possible!
Family-owned and operated veterinary care in Pleasanton, CA
Compassionate care for your four-legged family members.
At Paws of Pleasanton Animal Hospital, we know your pets are family. We strive to treat each and every patient who walks through our doors with kindness and respect. We offer cutting-edge medical technology to keep your pets feeling their best! We're also a proud member of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.