Veterinary consolidators often seek out practices that they can remake under their own brand, bringing in their own employees and changing the practice culture to fit their own management style. Keep in mind that the value of your practice is about more than just the price a veterinary acquisition company is willing to pay.

When considering a practice sale, you’ll want to gather all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your practice. To help you choose the right fit, be sure to get answers to important questions, such as:

Selling your veterinary practice to Blue River PetCare means that your hospital will receive key operational support while maintaining its own individual culture and community as well as full autonomy over the way you and your team practice medicine.

Will the veterinary acquisition group keep my practice valuation and sale private?

When you sell to Blue River PetCare, the valuation and sale will both be kept confidential. Clients of most hospitals won’t notice the seamless ownership transition.

Does the group care about my staff and hospital?

Blue River PetCare respects each practice’s team members and supports their individual hospital culture and community.

Will the acquisition group allow us to maintain our hospital’s culture?

Blue River PetCare honors and encourages individual hospital cultures.

Will my veterinarians and staff keep their jobs?

With Blue River PetCare, you and your entire team will keep their jobs, if desired.

Will the group offer my team training and professional development opportunities?

We encourage the growth and development of veterinarians, support teams and hospitals within the Blue River PetCare family.

What will my new role entail?

When selling to Blue River PetCare, you get to decide what you’d like your role to be.

Will the acquisitions group change the way we practice medicine?

Blue River PetCare prefers a hands-off approach, which means that you’ll maintain full autonomy over the way you practice veterinary medicine.

What aspects of the business will the acquisition group take over or assist with?

Blue River PetCare provides requested support in key operational areas, which can include accounting, human resources, marketing, operations, payroll, and more.

How involved will the acquisition group be in day-to-day operations?

Each practice within the Blue River PetCare family can stay as involved with daily operations as the individual hospital’s leadership prefers. However, our goal is to provide operational support as desired so that each veterinary team can focus on caring for their patients, rather than dealing with the burdens of daily management.

Will the acquisition group have unilateral decision-making over employee retention and termination?

With Blue River PetCare, you’ll receive support if requested on these HR decisions, but you will have the final say over employee changes.

Will my hospital be rebranded?

With Blue River PetCare, you’ll receive support if requested on these HR decisions, but you will have the final say over employee changes.

Will my hospital be rebranded?

Blue River PetCare does not rebrand practices that are part of our family of hospitals.

After You Sell to Blue River PetCare

We understand that the value of your practice resides in your veterinarians, your staff and the relationships you’ve built with your clients and patients. This is why we are dedicated to honoring each hospital’s legacy by taking a hands-off approach to practice ownership, encouraging our hospitals to continue to do what’s best for their team and their practice. After becoming part of the Blue River PetCare family, each practice retains their individual culture, branding, protocols and leadership, and continues to have full autonomy over all medical decisions.

In addition to the success of each practice, we are dedicated to the growth and development of everyone within the Blue River PetCare family, offering a platform for our Medical and Management teams to interact and share best practices across hospitals as well as providing annual education events for hospital leadership.