As a founder-led business, we truly understand how important it is to ensure that when the time comes to step away from ownership, the business you worked so hard to build continues to see growth and opportunity. That is why our team of business and veterinary professionals is here to answer any questions you may have as you consider a practice sale. We’re here to ensure you have all the information you need to make the decision that’s best for you and your veterinary practice.
What to Consider When Selling Your Practice
Considering What’s Best for You and Your Practice
What does a practice sale mean for me financially?
Blue River offers competitive, custom acquisition plans designed to assist selling owners in achieving their personal financial goals and securing their future.
What will happen to my team after the sale?
Dedicated team members are at the heart of every veterinary practice. Therefore we do not change the staffing structure of the clinic, and just as before the sale, staffing decisions will be made by local hospital leaders.
Will my practice’s name and culture change?
We believe strongly in honoring the legacy of each practice through continuity of culture and retention of individual clinic branding, therefore we do not make any changes to a clinic’s brand or culture following a sale.
How will medical decisions at my practice impacted?
We believe strongly that patient care protocols and medical decisions should be left to those who know best. For this reason, each of the clinical teams across the Blue River family retain full medical autonomy following a sale.
How will my clients be notified of the sale?
We recognize that your clients are only concerned with receiving the same great client service and patient care that your team currently provides. We do not make any client announcement related to the ownership transition.
How long will the transition process take?
Our team is committed to providing a seamless transition for hospitals joining the BRP family. Our goal is to navigate the transition process as partners, moving at a speed that is the most comfortable for you and your team.
PATIENT CARE FIRST
”Having the support of Blue River allows us to enhance patient and client care, because it allows me to focus on what's most important, and that is the patients, and the clients, and the medicine. They're behind the scenes. They're handling the HR, they're handling the finance, they're helping with operations, but they're really allowing me to focus on my job, which is being the best doctor that I can be.Zachary Joseph, DVM - Medical DirectorScott Lake Veterinary Center, Prior Lake, MN
PRACTICING MEDICINE MY WAY
”What I appreciate and enjoy with Blue River is that I can be the doctor. I can see my patients, focus on them and their care and their needs while I have a strong management team that helps the facility and the practice run smoothly. For most veterinary professionals looking to join a practice, when they hear the notion of a corporately-owned practice, they think that you're going to be thrown into a certain system of how you practice veterinary medicine. Blue River just does not operate that way.Lisa Pina, DVM - Medical DirectorHeights Veterinary Clinic, Houston, TX
”When you're a solo practitioner, you have a lot of independence, which I thought I would lose some of it working at the setting of a corporate practice. But it actually was not the case. One of the things that I enjoy about working with Blue River is the fact that we have autonomy in the things we do, the decisions we make at the local level. In other words, yes, we are a corporate practice, but the decisions we may make on a daily basis are not mandated by corporate. I’m able to focus on medicine and the things that I enjoyed the most, the ones that I'm most passionate about, which is what keeps me going despite being in the business for 26 years.Heriberto Martinez, DVM - Medical DirectorHeights Hospital for Animals, Houston, TX