Understanding the Vision for your Veterinary Office
To help you make your veterinary office goal a reality, it is important that we thoroughly understand what you hope to achieve with your practice.
What type of clinic are you hoping to open?
Will your practice cater to a certain type of pet patient and owner (cats/dogs, livestock, exotic animals)? What size of a facility will you need? Does it need to be free-standing with outdoor space, or would a retail location work? What type of care will you be providing?
What are your short and long-term goals?
Will this be your only office, or is it the first of many locations? Will you be the only DVM at the practice or hiring others to work at your new office?
Are there any limitations to consider?
Are you currently bound by a non-compete agreement that will prevent you from starting a practice within a certain timeframe or in a specific area? Have you considered what you can do financially and met with lenders to understand your budget?
Finding the Right Location
Which geographic areas will best support your practice?
Income levels, age of population, and pet ownership percentage all factor in to our analysis. Other numbers we often consider are daytime population, traffic count, and drive time. We approach each client differently based on their speciality, goals, and the market.
What does the competitive landscape look like?
We will examine your target areas to determine the density of other veterinary practices and their specialties. An area that is found to be saturated in veterinary services might not be the best option for your practice.
Your veterinary practice will require a specialized layout, including exam rooms, spaces to hold pets, and potentially areas to perform surgical procedures. Meeting with equipment providers and contractors prior to negotiations can ensure that a potential space will work for your needs.
Negotiating the Contract
We're Negotiation Experts
Our veterinarian service expertise becomes a valuable asset when we go into contract negotiations, as we know that your needs are different from other types of businesses looking for a commercial lease.
We’ll work closely with the property owner, their real estate agent, and your attorney in order to develop the best possible agreement.
We will work to get you the best lease terms and rental rates, and we can also assist in building allowance negotiations.
Nailing the Details
We understand that the details matter when it comes to a lease agreement. A 50+ page lease can be overwhelming to try and comprehend, and we’ll work with your attorney to make sure that the necessary protections are in place to keep you and your investment safe.
Starting Your Veterinary Practice
Finding the right space for your veterinary office is the first of many steps before you open. We’re happy to make the process easier by recommending service providers that will help you to get your office up and running.
If you need a reputable financial agency for your lending services, we can put you in touch with proven lenders who specialize in veterinary loans.
Insurance, Legal, Conpliance, and Credentialing
We will connect you with the professionals that will make sure you are meeting your legal requirements.
Marketing and Branding
We will make key introductions at the right time to ensure that your practice opens on schedule. It is ideal to have your branding, website, and marketing plan in place well before you are open for business.