Core Values - White Whiskers
  • Core Values

    What We Stand For

    Expressing Values Through Action

    When we created White Whiskers we wanted to be very intentional about the kind of practice we built and the impact we would have on our community and clients.  We strive to live up to our core values each and every day, whether we are interacting with our clients and their pets or with each other. We believe that we have been successful in this endeavor and are proud to share our values with you.

    To celebrate all stages of life, most especially the golden years of our senior dogs and cats. It is impossible to measure how much our pets have enriched our lives and molded us into better human beings. It can be scary to watch them age and it is easy to get stuck mourning the loss of the animal they used to be, so much so that we forget to celebrate the animal they are today. It is our mission to provide you the support and solutions you need to help you celebrate this very special time in your pet’s life.

    We see our patients and clients in their home. We sit on the floor and spend a minimum of an hour on every appointment. We know your names and your families’ names. Sometimes we talk about scary things. We share our lives, hopes and dreams with you in hopes of creating a space where no one ever feels like just a client – you are part of our family.

    We believe that no one knows your pet as well as you do. We strive to create a safe space where you can advocate for your pet. We take the time to explain, answer questions and create an individualized plan so that you can be empowered to help your pet.

    We believe that we are stronger together and that by supporting one another we can have a positive impact on our local community. We can’t be everything to everyone and we would fail if we tried. By building bridges and supporting the many talented and hardworking individuals and businesses in Colorado Springs, we can support our friends and our colleagues alike while ensuring that our patients are provided the services that they need.

    When your pet is sick it can be scary to know where to go and what to do. We are always building and growing our relationships with local veterinarians in an endeavor to advocate on your behalf and make sure you get your pet to the right place in a timely manner. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to move mountains, but by building bridges with other veterinary professionals, we are able to provide our clients with greater options in their time of need.

    Veterinary medicine is an industry of giving, however, over the past few years burnout has become an epidemic that affects how we are able to show up for our clients and patients. We believe that the best way to address this crisis is to create a workplace that honors and builds up our work family so that they, in turn, have the emotional reserves to give to our extended White Whiskers family in their time of need.

    Our clients come from all walks of life and we at White Whiskers are all the better for having the opportunity to be a part of those lives. We are invested in your success as pet parents, because that’s our success too. But we also know that the new age of pet ownership is so much more dynamic than just what you feed them and what medications they’re on. They’re a direct extension of your family and that means that it’s as important for us to care for your family as it is for us to care about your senior pet.