What Owning a Veterinary Practice is Really Like
Owning a veterinary practice can be like drinking water from a fire hose. It completely consumes you physically, emotionally, and intellectually. You not only wear the hat of a veterinarian, but you have to also play the role of human resources, accountant, marketing, public relations, lease negotiator, salesman, supply management, janitor, referee, etc. Whoever believes there is a 40 hour work week as a practice owner has not owned a veterinary practice. Yet, all the public ever sees of you are running in and out of the door telling them their furry friend needs treatment. They don’t see or appreciate your countless hours refereeing staff disputes, negotiating a new lease, fixing broken equipment, or installing a new light. They think you are gone fishing or at your lake house every weekend.
Many of you have recognized the power and need to delegate. You have people you can trust – your knowledgeable service rep now fixes your equipment, a skilled plumber who fixes the leaky sink, and an expert commercial broker who takes care of your lease. By delegating you have freed up your time, reduced your stress and let the experts use their skills to do what they do best.
When it comes time for your veterinary transition, you can try doing it yourself, but that’s like giving the patient a sharp veterinary instrument to spay their own pet. They don’t have the knowledge, experience, or skills to do it right and may end up bleeding in the end. Or, you can entrust your veterinary transition to the people at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group who have the experience, knowledge, and track record to help you achieve your goal giving you peace of mind, freedom, and more happiness.
Reasons to List Your Veterinary Practices for Sale with OMNI Veterinary Practice Group
Whether you are planning for retirement, looking to relocate, or taking your Veterinary career in a new direction, placing your Veterinary practice up for sale is a huge endeavor, one that you should not be do alone. The experts at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group are dedicated to providing their clients with the best possible services to meet their needs, while building a trusting relationship. Here is why you should trust OMNI Veterinary Practice Group when listing Veterinary practices for sale.
Confidentiality is Paramount
At OMNI Veterinary Practice Group, maintaining seller confidentiality is one of their highest priorities. Deciding to list a Veterinary practice for sale a major career move, regardless of the reasons behind it. When confidentiality is breached, the practice risks losing valuable patients and employees who would otherwise have remained during and after the sale, which reduces the overall value of the practice. For this reason, the professional team at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group have dedicated themselves to becoming experts at maintaining complete confidentiality throughout the process, while ensuring high listing exposure.
Even the most profitable Veterinary practices for sale can sit on the listing pages indefinitely when marketing efforts are lacking. At OMNI Veterinary Practice Group, this is not an option. The OMNI team of professionals have extensive experience and formal training as marketing experts to ensure the highest exposure for the listing as possible without risking the seller’s confidentiality. Each practice is listed across the nation in over 30 locations, including:
- Social Media Platforms
- Online Marketing Efforts
- And More
To better expose Veterinary practices for sale, OMNI Veterinary Practice Group has built strong lasting relationships within the field. These relationships, which also help in speeding up Veterinary practice transitions, include:
When you are ready for a career move involving the selling of your current practice, you can trust the experts at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group to maintain your confidentiality, while marketing your practice to a large group of potential buyers. To better assist you in the transition, OMNI Veterinary Practice Group is a leading provider of a wide range of services to Veterinary professionals, which include:
- Practice Sales or Transitions
- Real Estate Service
- Buyer Representation
To learn more about listing your Veterinary practice in the Washington, Oregon, or California areas, please contact the expert team at Omni Veterinary Practice Group. OMNI specializes in Veterinary practice sales, and are dedicated to ensuring your success throughout the entire process.
The Importance of Veterinary Practice Valuations
Common Reasons for Veterinary Practice Valuations
There are several reasons doctors need to know the value of their Veterinary practice. The most common reason is for Veterinary practice transitions or sales. Valuations help to determine if the asking price is reasonable, to figure out a reasonable asking price to begin with, and to ensure the practice is profitable enough to invest in; this is also important to know when considering a merger. Doctors should also get their practice valuated within ten years of retirement and every two years after for estate planning purposes. Therefore, it is important to make sure the valuation is not a cookie cutter process.
Rule of Thumb Should Not Apply
No two Veterinary practices are the same, so no two valuations should be the same. Often veterinary practice valuation are conducted using a rule of thumb method. The method does a major disservice to both the seller and the buyer, as it often does not highlight the practice’s uniqueness and how that influences the actual value of the practice in question. For a true valuation, many aspects of the practice must be taken into account and evaluated by experts with extensive formal training and resulting certifications, such as the experts at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group.
When looking into Veterinary practice valuations, it is important to make sure the professionals have extensive experience performing said valuations. The team at Omni Veterinary Practice Group; example, have helped hundreds of doctors buy and sell their practices using accurate valuations based on the practice itself and are considered Veterinary industry experts in practice valuations. As members of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the Practice Valuation Study Club, OMNI Veterinary Practice Group offers accurate and individualized valuations for Veterinary practices in Washington, Oregon, and California.
To learn more about why and how Veterinary practice valuations are conducted, or to request a free consultation in the Washington, Oregon, or California areas, please contact the expert staff at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group. OMNI’s team of experts are dedicated to ensuring each client’s success through transitions, valuations, consulting and other real estate services in the Veterinary field.
How Veterinary Practice Consulting Can Take Your Practice to New Heights
What is Veterinary Practice Consulting?
Running a successful Veterinary practice takes a lot of work, much of which may not be immediately apparent. Expert consultants, such as those at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group, will evaluate each practice to determine the best course of action necessary to take that practice and turn it into a profitable endeavor. A detailed analysis is performed and a plan is developed to increase practice production and collections, as well as developing prospectus, compiling management reports, helping with financing and lease assignments, and more. For those looking to sell their practice, or those who already have a buyer, OMNI Veterinary Practice Group can act as a transitions consultant as well.
How Can Veterinarians Benefit?
Through Veterinary practice consulting, a detailed analysis looks at all aspects of the practice in question, from which suppliers are used, to the management team, and everything in between. An expert team then evaluates the Veterinary practice’s needs and goals to find out where the practice may need assistance. The information is used to develop a plan of action that will ultimately improve the overall success of the practice. The coaching experts at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group have averaged a 20% increase in practice production and collections for their clients.
OMNI Veterinary Practice Group has helped hundreds of doctors not only buy and sell their Veterinary practices, but they have also helped to grow practices into profitable businesses through their Veterinary practice consulting services in Washington, Oregon, and California. OMNI Veterinary Practice Group are a leading provider of practice transitions and sales, valuations, consulting and real estate services, specializing in creative Veterinary practice Transitions and consulting.
For more information on how OMNI Veterinary Practice Group can help to grow your Veterinary practice through their consulting services, or to request a free consultation, please contact our team of highly trained and dedicated professionals. OMNI strives to ensure each clients’ success, through detailed formal training and certification.
OMNI Practice Group Highlight the Cons of Completing a Veterinary Practice Sale Without a Broker
The Seller May Not Receive Full Practice Value
A broker can help their client to achieve full value for the money they’ve placed into their business over the long-term. They can then work to obtain viable selling opportunities and to locate qualified buyers within the marketplace. Without this type of guidance, the seller may find their selling opportunities restricted.
Sellers are unable to Handle the Legal Aspects Alone
The legal aspect of a practice transition is often a critical element within the Veterinary practice sale process. Buyers will have their lawyers review the business’s paperwork and any issues they find must be analyzed closely by experts in the legal field. Brokers often have significant legal experience or have a legal team on their side and can help handle any challenges that arise during the transition process, while keeping the seller’s needs as the foremost consideration. The broker will be available at any time via phone or email to answer the seller’s questions and move the transaction process along. This can help prevent the seller from making poor choices and becoming embroiled in legal challenges.
The Seller Doesn’t Have Marketing Experience
When bringing a Veterinary practice to the marketplace, the seller must be able to highlight the advantages of their business in a way that attracts qualified buyers. Brokers are often experts in this area. They can use their experience to craft compelling marketing materials for the seller and use their experience in the marketplace to build target buyer lists and send out high-value content to these buyer lists.
Sellers Cannot Handle Mediation with Buyers Alone
The buyer will likely have a lawyer driving their purchase process. The lawyer will be negotiating with the seller on all elements of the transaction, including the final price. Having a broker on-hand during this process ensures the broker can handle all mediation, negotiating on the seller’s behalf to get the right price and the ideal structure for the purchase.
Working with a qualified broker can help Veterinary practice sellers reduce their transaction challenges and secure a seamless sale. To learn more, speak with the team at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group at 877.866.6053 or visit their business website at www.omnipg-vet.com.