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You specialize in taking care of animals, we specialize in making loans to veterinarians. With 20+ years experience in the animal health care industry, Live Oak Bank has earned a trusted reputation by working almost exclusively with veterinary practices. Because we understand the challenges unique to your profession, you’ll find we’re not only easy to work with, but extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and well-equipped to help you achieve your goals and make sure you stay pointed in the right direction.

Wells Fargo Practice Finance (formerly known as Matsco) provides customized financing, business planning tools and professional resources to help you reach your practice goals. Supported by qualified financing specialists with a focus on helping you succeed, we finance everything from practice acquisitions, start-up and expansion projects to equipment purchases, commercial real estate purchases, and business loan consolidation. Wells Fargo Practice Finance is the only practice lender recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association.

For more than 20 years, Bank of America Practice Solutions has served the needs of veterinarians by offering financial products and services to the veterinarian community. Whether you own a practice or are just getting started, we can provide customized financial solutions for your short-term needs and long-term aspirations. For more information visit their website.

Columbia Professional Bankers are uniquely qualified to help you acquire, build and grow your veterinary practice. We offer tailored banking and investment solutions to meet your business’s unique needs. We are a highly experienced team of Northwest bankers who strive to earn your business, and become your banking partner. You have spent years acquiring the knowledge and expertise it takes to become a successful veterinarian, and the Columbia Professional Banking team has spent years learning your business needs. Many of our banking professionals have also spent part of their careers running their own businesses. Our shared experiences allow for a deeper understanding of your practice. We provide one-stop professional and private banking. No matter what your professional or private banking needs are now or in the years to come, we will guide you through all your financial options to make your banking as easy and personal as possible so you can concentrate on what you do best – that’s our specialty.

Banking solutions for your healthcare practice. At TD Bank, we understand that healthcare practices like yours have their own set of unique financial needs and challenges. Our industry knowledge allows us to tailor solutions for each stage of your career, whether you're acquiring, expanding or simply looking for ways to improve cash flow. Plus, we can provide you with access to our network of other healthcare specific industry experts, from accountants and attorneys to practice transition consultants.

Calico Financial offers veterinarians loan financing, management experience, and operating resources to help them create a more successful and secure future. As a team of accomplished lenders, veterinarians, and business operators with many years of experience gained from owning and running our own practices, we are uniquely positioned to understand what it takes to set you on the right path. Whether you're looking to start, acquire, or renovate a practice, we are the partner that truly understands your business, guides you to the right loan, and provides the counsel to make your investment a success.

Connecting Veterinarians and Practices For Over 37 Years -- Simmons & Associates prides itself in providing expertise in veterinary practice valuation and ownership transition. Since 1977, Simmons has specialized exclusively in veterinary practice sales, valuations, and negotiations. No individual or firm has helped more veterinarians achieve their dreams of ownership or sale. With 12 national offices, we have local business advisors who are committed to setting new standards of excellence for the profession overall. Veterinary practitioners nationwide rely on Simmons for brokerage, buyer agency, appraisals, and consulting services. Visit their website for more information.



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