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Veterinary Startup Thriving in Ulrich Cabin Shell

Dr. Roy Wilmeth and his wife Lisa own Kingdom Veterinary Clinic, a small-animal practice in Flint, Texas. Lisa is the office manager and receptionist, with two assistants helping Dr. Wilmeth.  

The Wilmeths started the practice from scratch and didn’t want a lot of debt, so they needed a small building for their clinic. 

Roy had already researched barn builders and had purchased a shed from Ulrich. “I wanted something that was very stout, sturdy, and had good craftsmanship,” he said. He also wanted a building that looked good, and the detailed exterior trim of Ulrich buildings fit the bill. The Wilmeths bought a 16×40 cabin shell and finished it out themselves, opening for business in January of 2018.

They named the practice Kingdom Veterinary Clinic, Roy says, because “we’re here to further God’s Kingdom in all that we do, and that includes our work.” The couple cares about both the animals and their owners. “While we love what we do . . . more importantly, our job on this earth is to spread the message of the Gospel and to love people,” Roy says. 

The cabin has a reception area, restroom, exam room, and treatment area for surgeries and dental cleanings, with cages for sick animals. The Wilmeths made the cabin interior homey so the clients and their animals would feel at ease.

Delivery of the Ulrich cabin shell went well, although four inches of rain just prior to delivery created some obstacles. 

 “This building has worked out fabulously for us. We get compliments on it all the time,” Roy says.  “Even though it’s small, it has done exactly what we needed it to do. It’ll be a bittersweet day to move out of this building because we really love it.”

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