David McCormick & Kathy Morris have earned their CVA

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia – March 10, 2014 – Simmons & Associates – the nation’s leading provider of veterinary brokerage services – is pleased to announce that two more Associates have achieved their Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designations. David McCormick, Simmons Mid-Atlantic & Simmons Great Lakes, and Kathy Morris, Simmons Intermountain both have successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn their designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

“I think David McCormick would agree that it has been very satisfying to obtain our valuation credential from the NACVA,” said Kathy Morris, CPA CVA, Simmons Intermountain. “The business valuation training and testing was rigorous and we gained a lot of knowledge along with new and practical skills that will help us to continue improving our services through Simmons & Associates.”

David McCormick, MS CVA and Kathy Morris, CPA CVA, add to the growing list of Simmons Associates who have achieved industry designations.

Certified Business Appraiser (CBA)

  • Larry McCormick, DVM, MBA, CBA – Simmons Mid-Atlantic

Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

  • Kirsten Poppen, JD, CVA – Simmons Midwest
  • Byron Farquer, DVM, CVA – Simmons Pacific
  • David King, DVM, CVA – Simmons Southcentral
  • David McCormick, MS, CVA – Simmons MidAtlantic and Simmons Great Lakes
  • Kathy Morris, CPA, CVA – Simmons Intermountain

“One of the reasons our clients trust us and reach to us for advice is that we stay on top of trends in the industry,” said Doyle Watson, DVM, President, Simmons & Associates, Inc. “Education is indispensable in business environments.”

Continuing education is the core of many professions, including the business appraisal industry. These difficult courses of study require a considerable dedication of study time, successfully passing proficiency examinations and writing acceptable peer-reviewed appraisal reports.  Only a small percentage of appraisers successfully complete these courses and are awarded a special designation. These valued designations carry considerable prestige among fellow appraisers, the judicial system and the business appraisal community.

The number of designated appraisers under the Simmons umbrella is very remarkable and speaks volumes about their commitment to excellence. For more information about the firm, or how its skilled professionals can assist you with business appraisal services for your practice, please visit or call 800-333-1984.

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