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Corporate Consolidators: A Survival Guide for Practice Owners

Corporate Consolidators
If you own a veterinary practice, you have likely been approached by at least one Corporate Consolidator wanting to talk to you about purchasing your veterinary practice. It seems like...

Are You Sure Your Veterinary Practice Is Making a Profit?

Over time practice appraisers and brokers will invariably become aware of a disturbing phenomenon in the veterinary medicine profession — a significant number of practices valued substantially lower than expected....

Practice Valuations: Is It Time for a Paradigm Change?

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by Doyle Watson, DVM | Co-founder and CEO, Simmons & Associates, Inc. Has the time come when we, as veterinary practice appraisers and brokers, should reconsider the parameters of fair...

What to Look for in a Corporate Sale

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by Carly Watson Tobler and Evan Watson, Simmons Southeast Receiving Offers from Corporate Buyers? Here are some considerations to help decide if selling to corporate is the right path for...

$15,000 Awarded to Virginia – Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Student

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...

Mistakes Owners Make That Hurt Their Practice’s Value

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Practice owners focus so much on the daily challenges of patient care, client service, and staff management that they overlook factors affecting profitability and practice value. In this session, the...

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