Veterinary Consulting and Accounting Services

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Focus On Your Patients While We Help Guide Your Business.

You became a veterinarian because you enjoy working with animals of all kinds. What you might not have been focused on are the aspects of running the day-to-day business side of the practice. That's why engaging advisors who provide industry expertise to help you make fact-based decisions is the best option. In every life stage of your practice (from start-up, through the growth phase, and eventual exit), your practice will benefit by partnering with an accounting firm that provides a consultative approach.

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What Should You Be Focused On?

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Grow Your Practice's Production and Profitability

  • Rightsize employee earnings by analyzing staffing and compensation
  • Benchmark your practice against peers to assess your productivity, fee schedules, and overhead costs
  • Measure active patient counts and develop a growth strategy
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Streamline the Business Side

  • Utilize comprehensive accounting, tax, and business consulting services provided by industry-specific experts
  • Outsource your back-office functions to provide scalability as well as cost and time savings
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Develop a Transition Plan

  • Years ahead of your decision to exit your practice, utilize a valuation expert to determine the practice’s value and ways to increase that value before you exit
  • Determine if you plan to sell outright or transition, bringing in your future successor to work with you before the sale
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Specialized Industry Services

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By purchasing an existing practice, you are making money from day one. You have a staff up and ready to go, a client base, and a reputation in the community. Our experts can assist you with:

  • Veterinary practice analysis and valuation
  • Tax issues in making an offer on the veterinary practice
  • Financing the purchase of a veterinary practice
  • Consultation regarding offer terms

Whatever stage you're at in the buying process, we're here to help as your trusted financial advisor.

Understanding your practice's current financial data and what adjustments you can make to improve the bottom line will create greater profitability and increase the practice's value. Our experts will work with you and your staff to:

  • Grow your practice's production by assessing performance, identifying areas of improvement, and developing and monitoring a growth plan comp
  • Maximize the profitability of your practice by benchmarking production, receipts, and expenses against your peers and industry norms
  • Address the challenges of office staffing, including employee compensation and benefits package design
  • Design employee incentive programs to align the office towards common goals

Arriving at a practice valuation should be simple, but it is not. Several methods can be used and some are quite involved. Having an updated appraisal is necessary for retirement planning and it can also help in impairment or even death. In many cases, your practice is often the most valuable asset you own. Anyone can render an opinion, but our valuation experts understand veterinary practice operations as well as intangible variables that add to the complexity of a practice valuation—expertise that can only be gained through experience.

You have finished school and are ready to start your veterinary practice, or you work for an existing practice and are prepared to branch out on your own. Before you get started, there are decisions to make that will truly shape your practice path. We will work closely with you to develop the right plan and provide continuous support throughout the process.

SVA's consultants can guide you through the compensation review process to develop your practice's best model. Our experts will help you determine if compensation should be a fixed salary, a percentage of revenue, or based on profitability. Compensation models can be designed for practice owners and associate veterinarians.

Tax services are more than just filing this year's tax return by the deadline. Our advisors are well-versed in all aspects of tax and the specifics of how tax laws impact your practice. We understand that managing your income tax liability is critical in managing your overall practice cash flow. We work with you on tax planning, consulting, and preparing individual, corporate, partnership, and trust and estate tax returns. Our experienced staff develops tax strategies geared to your financial situation, taking advantage of new tax laws and legislation, to help you meet all your financial goals.

Handling all your payroll, tax preparation, and bookkeeping needs in-house requires staff who are experienced in these functions, as well as the continual updating of your accounting software. These are time-consuming tasks which can be easily outsourced to an experienced provider. You can outsource as much or as little of the work and ensure there are adequate internal controls to avoid any risk of having the same people perform multiple duties.

Learn more about how outsourced accounting can help your business!

Whether you are reaching the point of retirement or are transitioning to another stage in your career, we will assist you on your path to success and peace of mind. From practice valuation to consultation regarding contract terms, we ensure that your personal financial goals and objectives remain our number one priority. We offer full and professional assistance along the journey. To get top dollar for your practice, you need to ensure that it is at maximum profitability. SVA can help you determine that by evaluating a few key areas including:

  • How does your office productivity benchmark against your peers?
  • Are your fees competitive?
  • Are your receivables up to date?
  • Is your appointment scheduling efficient and effective?

Resources

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Due Diligence Checklists for Practice Buyers/Sellers (Veterinary)

Are you preparing to buy or sell a practice? Start with our checklists so you don’t forget important factors to consider during the process.

Awards and Affiliations

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Locations

Madison, WI
1221 John Q Hammons Dr, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 831-8181

Milwaukee, WI
18650 W. Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 641-6888

Colorado Springs, CO
PO BOX 62786
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
(719) 413-5551

Contact

(888) 574-4782
info@SVAaccountants.com
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