David McCormick MS and Sherry Everhart BS, CVT – Buying a practice is often a better alternative to starting a practice. An existing practice has a facility that is equipped with a trained staff and it is serving an established client base. Most significantly,... Read more
By David King, DVM, CVA Simmons Southcentral – Wow, 2020 was rough but like most challenges veterinarians persevered. Now it’s 2021 and there are new issues facing practice owners deciding on an exit strategy. There seems to be a shortage of veterinarians which... Read more
The SEF National Business Aptitude Award is bestowed annually to a winner selected from veterinary schools throughout North America. Since its inception in 2002, SEF has donated over $1 million to the veterinary profession. Simmons Educational Fund has selected its... Read more
Wilson W. McManus II, DVM CVPM -Simmons & Associates MidSouth – Every year without exception, normally just after the first of the year, the pricing increase letters start rolling in from most of the major pharmaceutical companies, pet food manufacturers... Read more
Doyle Watson, DVM Simmons Southeast The value of something we wish to own is typically based upon the future benefit we expect from owning it. We can expect no benefit from the past. That has been enjoyed by the previous owner. We can, however, determine the previous... Read more
Staffing costs are one of the most significant expenses in a veterinary practice, and controlling these costs remains one of the most challenging issues for most practice managers and owners. Even in actively managed practices, it still can be a struggle to get... Read more
The new 3rd edition expands and amends the sold out 2nd edition. Written by the experts at Simmons, this book is aimed at helping veterinarians better understand the intricacies of veterinary practice sales, valuations and ownership.