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

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October 10, 2014, St. Simons Island, GA — Simmons & Associates, a company specializing exclusively in veterinary practice sales, appraisals, brokering and consultation, announces the release of the third edition of Your Veterinary Practice — Buying, Selling & Merging.  The book is published by the Simmons Educational Fund and is designed to assist veterinarians with practice valuation and ownership transition.

Your Veterinary Practice — Buying, Selling & Merging is written and edited by the veterinary practice experts at Simmons who have documented many issues and statistics from veterinary practice sales, purchases and mergers for over 37 years.  “The sales on the first two editions were amazing!  We are always thrilled to hear from readers of our book and know that it has helped them better understand the intricacies of veterinary practice sales, valuations and ownership,” said Dr. Doyle Watson, President, Simmons & Associates.

  • Case studies and statistics from 37 years’ experience
  • “Hot Tips” to ensure a smooth and successful transaction
  • Questions to ask and answer when buying or selling a practice
  • Due diligence suggestions
  • Solid statistics based on actual practice sale profiles

This new edition incorporates up-to-date information along with current market sales data not readily available to the public, as well as introducing an entirely new section on social media and marketing.

The book explores important questions like, “What type of practice do you want to buy and what is your current financial situation?”, “What is your management style and what is most important to you when selling your practice?” and “What is the driving cause of a low-profit practice?”

“Most veterinarians are engrained with myths such as only corporations can buy million dollar practices and that you need a large down payment to buy a practice,” says editor Dr. Byron Farquer, Simmons Pacific. “We know the common misperceptions and deal with them every day. That’s why Dr. Watson and I, with Simmons, felt it was important to document and create a guide to help veterinarians nationwide.”

The book is currently available on Amazon for $45.95.

About Simmons & Associates

Simmons specializes exclusively in veterinary practice sales, valuations, and negotiations.  For over 37 years, Simmons has been a trusted business advisor and broker to thousands of veterinarians buying and selling practices.  Veterinarians can learn more about buying or selling a practice at or by calling 800.333.1984.


Stacy Cadieux

Executive Director