St. Simons Island, Georgia – January 24, 2014 – Today, Simmons & Associates, the leader in veterinary practice sales and appraisals, is excited to announce the addition of a new office, Simmons MidSouth. Simmons MidSouth will be led by Wilson W. McManus II, DVM CVPM and will serve veterinary professionals in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more professional individual to join our Simmons team,” said Dr. Doyle Watson, President Simmons & Associates, Inc. “Veterinarians in the new MidSouth territory will benefit tremendously from closer personal service and access. The Simmons team is proudly gaining the expertise of Dr. McManus’s extensive veterinary management background and common sense approach to business. Wilson is very knowledgeable and easy to work with and it is with great pride that we welcome him to Simmons.”

Dr. McManus offers a unique blend of veterinary practice ownership and business knowledge, along with a passion for veterinary medicine. As the owner of Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, an AAHA accredited hospital, and active ownership interest in two other hospitals, he understands firsthand the business and medical aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. McManus will be joined by his wife, Laura, whose expertise lies in business valuation, real estate assessment, as well as demographic and marketing analysis. Together, they will diligently ensure veterinarians’ satisfaction in all aspects of their endeavor, whether it is a business valuation or buying or selling a veterinary practice.

“I have always admired the assistance and knowledgeable guidance that Simmons & Associates has provided to thousands of veterinarians over the last thirty plus years. I am proud to be a part of the Simmons family, and I look forward to helping my colleagues reach their goals in the years to come,” said Dr. Wilson McManus.

Simmons MidSouth will be based out of Huntsville, Alabama. Please visit for complete bios and information on the Simmons MidSouth office.

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. Simmons’ brokers are singularly focused and totally immersed in veterinary practice transitions and the veterinary industry. Veterinarians can learn more about buying or selling a practice at or by calling 800.333.1984.


Stacy Cadieux

Executive Director