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Is Veterinary Practice Ownership For You?

David McCormick, MS & Sherry Everhart BS, RVT –  For many veterinarians, the thought of being your own boss is quite appealing. This can be especially true depending on your current employment arrangement. Thoughts of making the rules and key decisions, practicing medicine your way, leading the charge, increasing your earning capability and so on, can be […]

What are the benefits of owning a practice?

David King, DVM, Simmons Southcentral –  One of my heroes of history, Theodore Roosevelt, once said “Speak softly but carry a big stick” and I liken that somewhat to practice ownership. There is just no substitute for carrying that ‘Big Stick.’ There are many reasons NOT to own a practice, and they are all based […]

Veterinary Practice Ownership, Your Path to Financial Security?

by: Wilson W. McManus II, DVM, CVPM, Simmons MidSouth – Most veterinary practice owners at some point in their career have worked as an associate veterinarian, initially learning how to become a practicing veterinarian by gaining experience and managing medical cases. This also enables them to develop important people skills related to client and staff […]

Expanded & Updated Third Edition of “Your Veterinary Practice – Buying, Selling & Merging” is Now Available

BOOK HELPING VETERINARIANS WITH PRACTICE VALUATION AND OWNERSHIP Expanded & Updated Third Edition of “Your Veterinary Practice – Buying, Selling & Merging” is Now Available Click Here For PDF:  Your Veterinary Practice – Buying Selling & Merging October 10, 2014, St. Simons Island, GA — Simmons & Associates, a company specializing exclusively in veterinary practice […]

Your First Six Weeks of Veterinary Practice Ownership

Byron Farquer, DVM, CVA Simmons Pacific and Simmons Southwest Click for a PDF of this article: Your First Six Weeks – Triumph or Tragedy In order to drive home the gravity of the situation, the author has chosen to start out with the single most important piece of advice in veterinary practice ownership transition; don’t change […]


David B. Gerber, DVM, CVA Simmons Northwest This question commonly arises in practice sales with coincidental practice real estate ownership. Many owners do not think they should sell or can sell the real estate with the practice. We hear the following reasons: They want the rental income, Future investment to sell later at a higher […]