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Practice Sale & Acquistion




Practice Acquisitions offers buyer and seller representation, associate buy-in structuring and start-up assistance for veterinary practices. We know that usually the seller is not under any obligation to sell and the buyer is not under any obligation to buy so a transaction will only be completed if it makes sense for both the buyer and the seller. We know how to transition businesses structurally and financially although we don't provide legal or accounting services. Our approach is to arrive at a fair price that maximizes the cash in the owner's pocket but is affordable for the buyer.


Kevin Long, Esq.


Nate, and his team at Bank of America, specialize in providing financing solutions for Veterinarians to start-up, equip, remodel, relocate, and/or purchase their clinics. They work with first time practice owners as well as established doctors with many years of ownership experience that are seeking creative financing options to build their businesses.

Nate Huwar
(614) 578-9306


Since 1977, Simmons & Associates has been a trusted business advisor and broker to thousands of veterinarians who were looking to buy, sell or merge a practice. Simmons has sold and appraised more veterinary practices than any other firm, by far. We specialize exclusively in veterinary practice sales, appraisals, brokering and related consultations.

Jim Stephenson, DVM, and Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), has owned and operated the northeast office of Simmons since 1993. Simmons Norhteast provides the regional and local expertise that complements Simmons’ national outreach and scope. Jim is a member of the MVMA, a licensed broker in Massachusetts and a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, having been awarded their highly regarded credential of Certified Business Appraiser. As a veterinarian and previous practice owner, Jim brings a particularly insightful background  to the table.

Simmons can help with:

· Seller Representation – Whether selling your practice to an associate, through the open market or to a corporate consolidator, we can help.

· Practice Appraisals – Simmons prides itself on having more certified practice valuation experts than any other firm in the country.

· Exit Strategy – With the proper preparation, we can help you benefit from the most equitable and successful transition out of practice ownership.

· Buying/Financing a Practice – We can work on behalf of buyers in all phases of purchasing a practice.

· Negotiations – Our experience specific to the veterinary industry and network of legal and accounting resources results in more positive outcomes.

You can be assured of competent, professional results customized to your specific needs if you use our services. Additional information about our services and educational information about the process of practice valuations, buying, merging and selling can be found on our web site, Jim is also available for speaking engagements regarding practice ownership transition, for your local, state or regional meetings.

Jim Stephenson, DVM

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