California’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarians Award Winner: Evers Veterinary Clinic

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Evers Veterinary Clinic is a 2018 award winner for veterinarians in California!

Are you looking for a compassionate veterinarian in Chico? If so, look no further than Evers Veterinary Clinic.

Evers Veterinary Clinic has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.96 stars, an awe-inspiring Rating Score™ of 99.58 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 veterinarians in California!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We’ve been going to Evers for over a year now. They have taken very good care of our cat and dog. They are kind with our ‘kids,’ friendly with us adults and very knowledgeable about [the] care for both animals. I highly recommend them.” – Pam B

Not Your Average Veterinary Clinic

According to Camela Nilsen, the lead technician/assistant manager at Evers Veterinary Clinic, the community seeks out their veterinary services because they are a mom and pop shop, not a corporate operation.

The personal experience the team at Evers Veterinary Clinic provides is second to none. Everyone knows their clients’ names at Evers Veterinary Clinic, and every single employee is dedicated to treating the animals in their care as if they were their own.

Another thing that sets Evers Veterinary Clinic apart is their motto, which is to always go above and beyond for every client. That’s why you’ll find that if the veterinarians aren’t seeing patients at Evers Veterinary Clinic, they’re researching treatments or puzzling out cases. And the experts at Evers also make it a point to factor in their clients’ finances in order to find the right balance between what’s best for the pet and what’s best for the client.

We asked Camela why she does what she does at Evers Veterinary Clinic. This is what she had to say:

“Most people will say that it’s because they love animals, and that is part of it, but it’s not puppies and kittens all the time. I get up and go to work because I’m helping people enrich their lives. Pets are part of a family, and we treat them as such. People don’t know little things that can harm an animal, so we build relationships with them and make sure they are informed.”

Building Success With a Wonderful Staff

Camela credits Evers Veterinary Clinic’s strong online reputation to their wonderful staff. Evers Veterinary Clinic prides themselves on the family environment they’ve created, and with the recent fires that have devastated California, a lot of their teammates have volunteered and participated in outreach to support the community, even as their own office was vandalized while they were evacuated.

In order to keep their online reputation powerful, Evers Veterinary Clinic has a system that emails clients after their visits and asks for a review.

However, the solid online reputation Evers Veterinary Clinic has built is not their only source of growth. Though they don’t do a lot of marketing, they get their name out there by participating in community events, like Human Society events.

Evers Veterinary Clinic has been in business for approximately 60 years, and that longevity, combined with the personable, compassionate care they provide, has led to both an impeccable online reputation and referrals from their clients.

We asked Camela what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Be true to your word! Go above and beyond for every client. Know your clients, and help the community grow!”


Congratulations to the team at Evers Veterinary Clinic for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Camela, for taking the time to speak with us.

If you’re looking for the right veterinary clinic for your dog or cat in Chico, we highly recommend Evers Veterinary Clinic. Visit their website today!

Dr. Wise, the clinic doctor at Evers Veterinary Clinic, just turned 100 in September and recently lost his home in the fire. He’s also been unable to find his kitties. Click here to donate to his GoFundMe page!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarians Award Winner: West Lake Animal Hospital

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that West Lake Animal Hospital is a 2018 award winner for veterinarians in Utah!

If you’re looking for next-level veterinary care for your pet in Taylorsville, look no further than West Lake Animal Hospital.

West Lake Animal Hospital has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.81 stars, a spectacular 96.07 Rating Score™ and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranking among the top 10 veterinarians in all of Utah!

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews that helped them get there:

“Dr. Benson and [the] team at Westlake Animal Hospital are truly the best. We receive the highest quality veterinary medicine delivered honestly and professionally for all three of our pets. The prices are always reasonable and lower than I have experienced elsewhere, yet the quality of care couldn’t be better. If you are in the market for a veterinarian, look no further! [I] promise you won’t be sorry.” – Danielle H

Not Your Average Veterinary Hospital

At West Lake Animal Hospital, everyone — pets and people alike — is treated with kindness and respect, regardless of their status in life.

The team at West Lake gives their clients lots of options, allowing them to make the right decisions based on their wants, needs and finances. They never make their clients feel guilty about not following through on recommendations, nor do they pressure them into anything.

We sat down with the owner and veterinarian at West Lake Animal Hospital, Dr. David Benson, to find out why he does what he does. Here’s what he had to say:

“Everything I do is with the goal to make pet care more affordable for all people without compromising the well-being of the pet. There are so many people who want and need the companionship a pet can bring, and I am just trying to make that possible for as many as possible.”

Building Success Through Quality Service

Dr. Benson credits West Lake Animal Hospital’s strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to providing high-quality service, treating people well and charging a fair price. Dr. Benson and his staff love what they do and share the same philosophy of excellence, and as a result, their clients naturally want to leave reviews and share their story with their friends and neighbors.

We asked Dr. Benson what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Stop running your business like a business, so to speak, and bring back the human factor. If it is all about the money, it will become obvious to your clients and the loyalty will go out the window. Set aside all the quotas and money goals, and focus on people — both clients and employees — and they will respond better and increase your bottom line. There is also no substitute for honesty and integrity. Read the best book ever on business, ‘Winners Never Cheat,’ by John Huntsman, Sr. He built a worldwide, billion-dollar company because of who he was and how he treated those with whom he did business.”

Dr. Benson’s business philosophy may not be the most conventional, but it works, as evidenced by the growth and reputation that West Lake Animal Hospital has enjoyed.


Congratulations to the team at West Lake Animal Hospital for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Benson, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for compassionate, professional veterinary care in Taylorsville, we highly recommend West Lake Animal Hospital. Visit their website today to learn more!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarians Award Winner: Pinebrook Animal Hospital

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their wonderful 97.70 Rating Score™, Pinebrook Animal Hospital is a two-time 2018 award winner in Utah!

If you’re looking for a caring, compassionate veterinarian in Park City, look no further than Pinebrook Animal Hospital.

The team at Pinebrook Animal Hospital places an emphasis on great service, and that has helped them earn hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.97 stars and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked among the top 10 veterinarians in Utah and one for being ranked among the top 100 business in Utah.

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“Their professionalism is top level, but it’s their exceptional warmth and compassion towards both pets and owners that really makes this place special.” – Shannon M

Not Your Average Veterinarian

When you take your pet to see the team at Pinebrook Animal Hospital, you’ll quickly realize that it’s not your typical veterinary clinic.

The staff at Pinebrook genuinely cares about the pets in their charge, and they’ll treat their clients’ pets as if they were their own. They are also equipped to provide every veterinary service their clients may need, from puppy care all the way to geriatric and end-of-life care — all the while providing stellar service and compassion.

Pinebrook Animal Hospital is also Fear Free, which is a certification process that indicates the staff’s ability to take extra time with anxious animals in order to make the visit stress free. This unique certification is one that not many other animal hospitals are qualified for.

Last but certainly not least, the staff at Pinebrook will never rush a client out the door when they have questions or concerns about their pet. They’ll always take the time to answer questions.

We asked the owner of Pinebrook Animal Hospital, Dr. Dubil, why they do what they do. Here’s what she had to say:

“We strive to keep pets healthy and living the longest, fullest lives possible by providing quality medicine and service.”

Building Success Through Good Medicine

Dr. Dubil credits Pinebrook Animal Hospital’s strong online reputation to the team’s commitment to practicing good medicine. She doesn’t believe in asking for reviews, so every review they receive is the organic result of the quality of service they provide.

In addition to their impressive online reputation, Pinebrook Animal Hospital has mostly grown through word of mouth. A mom and pop shop at their core, Pinebrook Animal Hospital wants to be a part of their clients’ family, and rely on clients who are happy with their service to spread the word.

We asked Dr. Dubil what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her simple yet powerful words of wisdom:

“Be a quality service provider and give people what they ask for.”


Congratulations to the team at Pinebrook Animal Hospital for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Dubil, for speaking with us!

If your pet is in need of veterinary care in Park City, we highly recommend Pinebrook Animal Hospital. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarian Award Winner: Alpine Hospital for Animals

We are pleased to announce that the caring and compassionate team at Alpine Hospital for Animals has won a 2018 Top Rated Local® award, due to their exemplary care and 99.56 Rating Score™. Here are a couple of the shining reviews that earned them this honor:

“These guys are great. They treat us like family. Every single person there, whether they be a receptionist, technician, or doctor, is smart, efficient, and welcoming. We visit several times a year for our two dogs. I’ve called for a million reasons, big and small, and they always take the time to thoroughly answer my questions. The staff is so knowledgeable and caring. They provide ample information and allow me to make decisions on the best path for care. Everyone I’ve dealt with at Alpine is exceedingly competent, intelligent, and compassionate. We trust them.” -Kate F.

“We have been bringing our two Siberian Huskies here for about a year, and we love everything about it. The staff is wonderful, and the vets are caring and gentle with our dogs. I recently became even more impressed when, after I had to take one of my dogs to the emergency room, the staff at Alpine called me twice in less than a week to see how my dog was doing. They genuinely care about all their patients.” -Amy S.

Co-Owner, Amanda Mones took a moment to speak with us about her business, their community impact, and their online reputation. Here’s what she thought we should know:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

There’s really no secret. We just work hard and care about what we do!

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We try to be genuine and honest about who we are. Our mission is to empower our patient’s guardians to make the right decisions for the animals. We educate the guardians, and if they’re willing to move forward with us, we welcome that. We don’t try to pressure anyone into doing something they’re not comfortable with.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

We purchased Alpine because it mirrored our philosophy of holistic medicine. We try to be compassionate and mindful and to treat every animal as if they were our own. We’ve been a mainstay in the Boulder community for a long time. We take pride in practicing a high quality of medicine that is compassionate, and we want our guardians to know why they are making the decisions they are.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We don’t do much! People know us. Word of mouth is how we grow. We do some community outreach, including working with the Boulder police department’s police dogs, working with rescues, and supporting the arts. We support the community that we live and work in, and people see us as the animal hospital they can trust. We take that very seriously.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Every day, I try to encourage everyone to be the best they can in whatever they do. Make sure you love what you do, and that you’re able to bring that passion into your work. That will help people trust in your services. Be proud of what you do every day! There’s nothing we do that we wouldn’t mind seeing in a newspaper. We do make mistakes, but we learn from them, and we’re open to that.


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Amanda! We appreciate your time and the work that you do. We’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to everyone on the Alpine Hospital for Animals team on your Top Rated Local award.

For compassionate animal care in Boulder, Colorado, and the surrounding communities, we highly recommend Alpine Hospital for Animals. You can learn more about them on their website.