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Simmons Great Lakes: Dick Goebel, DVM

5889 Richey Park Lane
Monticello, IN 47960
P (888)746-3717

Simmons Great Lakes: Admin Office (McCormick, Everhart)

203A East Main Street
Boalsburg, PA 16827
P (814)466-7171
F (866)929-9557
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Dick Goebel, DVM

Dick Goebel has provided an opinion of value for more than 300 practices for the purpose of establishing a basis for pricing, to determine value as an asset in divorce proceedings, to assess opportunities for greater practice efficiency and profitability, and to determine the practice assets contribution to owner net worth. He has testified as an expert witness on practice valuation in multiple states.

In 2010, he passed the certification requirements to become accredited by the Institute of Business Appraisers (AIBA). He receives continuing education from the Consultants Training Institute, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is a licensed real-estate broker in Indiana.

Our profession has honored Dr. Goebel with service awards from AAHA, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and Purdue University. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goebel has published articles in JAVMA, Veterinary Economics, and AAHA Trends. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University and completed coursework in the Veterinary Management Institute.


David F. McCormick, MS, CVA

David McCormick is an experienced veterinary practice appraiser and practice management consultant who specializes in exit planning and facilitating successful practice transactions. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and a Charter Member of VetPartners, (formerly the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors). He has served as the President (2006) and Secretary (2001-2003), and is currently the Chair of the Nominations Committee and he serves on the VetPartners Valuation Council.

As a speaker/teacher, David has presented at the AVMA, NAVC and WVC meetings and the Southern European Veterinary Conference as well as many other regional and state veterinary management association conferences. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association’s faculty team teaching their Veterinary Management School, Level 1. He is the practice management program coordinator for the Western Veterinary Conference 2011- 2017 meetings. He held a similar position for the AVMA’s 2003-2007 National Conventions.


Sherry L. Everhart, BS, CVT

Sherry Everhart joined the Simmons Mid Atlantic team in 2008 as a practice appraiser and management consultant.  Starting her career as a technician in 1987, she has over 20 years experience in the veterinary field.  She has experience in all aspects of practice management including budgeting and financial analysis, inventory management, strategizing for growth and personnel management. Most recently she was the Hospital Administrator of a corporate owned, full-service, AAHA accredited small animal veterinary hospital.  Under her management, she successfully guided the practice through numerous AAHA accreditation renewals and in 2005 earned NVA’s President’s Award for financial performance and outstanding quality medical care.

Sherry earned her B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University in June 2006 with emphasis in corporate financial management and graduating with highest distinction. She earned her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College in 1986.  She is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the Veterinary Hospital Management Association, the National Collegiate of Scholars and the Golden Key National Honor Society.