Jill Williamson has been in the business of helping animals for 14 years. She became a veterinarian in 1996 and in 2007 received board certification in emergency and critical care – making her the only board certified veterinarian trained to do a number of treatments, currently not available in most of the Bay Area. Jill saw a need and wanted to fill the void. “People have had no place to turn when their pets have an illness that’s not able to be treated by their vet or emergency hospital,” Williamson said.
This is no longer the case. Thanks to Jill’s perseverance and a $25,000 loan from the San Francisco Revolving Loan Fund, acquired through Working Solutions, Jill was able to get the working capital she needed to start her business.
Operating out of All Animals, a long term emergency hospital, AIMSS is able to care for a number of patients that would otherwise have to be moved to different facility during the day, when All Animals is closed. Many of these cases are animals with a unique disease or injury – a perfect fit for a board certified “criticalist” like Jill.
Business has been growing rapidly; AIMSS is now staying open an additional day each week to accommodate the growth. Jill has hired 8 full-time employees and one part-time. For more information about Animal Internal Medicine, visit www.AIMSSSF.com