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Veterinary Practice Loans vs. Veterinary Student Debt

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Original content by David King, DVM, CVA, revised by David McCormick, MS, CVA 5/2024 We often hear that rising educational debt means that recent graduates cannot buy a veterinary practice....

How can the “perfect” veterinary practice have little to no value?

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A practice is grossing say $1.5M, offers quality service and medicine, high single-digit growth, primo demographics, and all the bells and whistles—the perfect veterinary practice, except for one key ingredient—profitability!...

Unraveling the Mystery of Practice Appraisals

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This article was co-authored by David King, DVM, CVA and Kate Owens, DVM, MBA, CVA. You might be surprised to learn this truth, but practice value is NOT a function...

5 Steps to Getting Off the Fence and Into Practice Ownership

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There is a trope in comedic television shows and films fondly called “the lookie-loo.” The lookie-loo is the man who goes to the car dealership every weekend to look at...

Veterinary Practice Financial Fitness

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It is that time of year when many people assess their personal and professional lives and expectations, set goals for the future, and decide what to focus on to be...

Simmons Educational Fund Names UGA Student the Winner of the National Business Aptitude Award

Simmons Educational Fund‘s 2024 National Business Aptitude Award was presented during the Veterinary Business Management Association’s (VBMA) 2024 annual conference at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando in January. SEF’s...

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