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Simmons & Associates Midwest, Inc.
PO Box 2060
Ozark, MO 65721
P (877) 322-6465
F (877) 322-6778
Kirsten Poppen, JD, CVA
Kirsten works with both Owners and Buyers in the Midwest territory as an experienced veterinary practice appraiser, practice consultant, and sales specialist. For over a decade, she has successfully transitioned practices throughout the Midwest. Kirsten focuses on client education, problem solving, negotiating, and practice transitioning. Kirsten’s past work as an attorney litigating civil cases in the states of Kansas and Missouri provided her with extensive experience in business negotiations. Kirsten also has prior hands-on experience with the daily workings and management of veterinary practices. Kirsten has been invited to speak at various state and regional veterinary conferences where she has presented to Owners on maximizing profits, long-term planning, and successful practice transitions and to Buyers on important focus areas in practice acquisitions.
Kirsten earned her Juris Doctor degree, with Order of the Coif honors, from the University of Kansas School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. She is also a Certified Valuation Analyst—a designation showing she has satisfied the rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the business valuation field.
Cody Cox, BBA
Cody focuses on veterinary appraisals for both Owners and Buyers. He works to promote client understanding of financial issues so that he can effectively provide financial recommendations to Owners and Buyers to accomplish their goals. Cody counsels Owners on improving practice profitability and assists Owners in developing exit-planning strategies. Cody also works diligently and creatively in practice sales, which includes things such as individualized marketing for Sellers and acquisition plans for Buyers. Cody combines his past experience in a broad range of sales and business environments with his veterinary specific knowledge to successfully effectuate practice transitions.
Cody earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drury University. He is a Missouri licensed real estate agent and has training in business practices, financials, appraisals, and management.
Kenneth Ehlen, BS, DVM
Combining 30 years of practice ownership and practice valuation expertise makes Dr. Ken Ehlen a valued business advisor. He takes pride in helping veterinary medicine pass to the next generation through a strong commitment to coaching practice owners.
Dr. Ehlen is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in three states and a licensed real estate broker in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Ehlen is a charter member of the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the Missouri VMA, Kansas VMA, Nebraska VMA, Wisconsin VMA, Minnesota VMA, Iowa VMA and Illinois VMA.
Beverley Ehlen, BA
Beverley is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. A graduate of California State University in Long Beach, she also has postgraduate training in business administration, management, and counseling. With more than 20 years experience in real estate, along with working in veterinary management and administration, Beverley brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the Simmons Midwest office.