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
While this year always sounded like it was in the distant future, here it is. With it comes a unique opportunity to capitalize on your hard work and either sell your practice or work on a sound exit strategy. Following cultural events such as an election of a... Read more
Simmons Educational Fund – Committed to Investing in the Next Generation of Veterinarians The Simmons Educational Fund (SEF) honored Sara Beth Dodson, a student at the Virginia – Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, with the prestigious SEF National... 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.