Veterinary Practice Transitions Client Testimonials

In the past three years alone, the Ackerman Group has helped more than 130 veterinary practice owners successfully transition their businesses. See for yourself what they have to say.

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Personal Attention and a Higher Sale price

“In 2018 Dr. Gary Ackerman represented me in the sale of my veterinary practice to PetVet Care Centers. The price I received for my practice was substantially higher than expected, and would have received, had the transaction taken place through a traditional practice broker. I attribute this due to Dr. Ackerman’s exceptional skill, knowledge and experience.

My practice was a solo practitioner private practice which made it less likely to be purchased by a national corporation. It is noteworthy that even though I had a smaller practice, Dr. Ackerman always invested ample and considerable time, effort and attention despite the fact that most veterinary corporations purchasing practices are usually only interested in the larger multi DVM practices. Gary always was very accessible, knowledgeable, capable and available whenever I needed him.

I’d highly recommend him for the future sale of a veterinary practice if you are considering doing so.”

~ Roger Paulson, DVM

Valuable Knowledge, Complete Professionalism

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gary on numerous transitions over the years and have participated in many educational events with him as well. I find Gary to be extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and professional in all of my experiences with him. As a former doctor, he has an especially valuable knowledge of the veterinary industry, what makes a practice profitable/successful, and what a potential seller can do now to make his/her practice more financially valuable in a sale situation. Gary is also well versed in tax related strategies which are of the utmost importance when selling a practice. I highly recommend Gary and his services to all prospective sellers.”

~ Bert H., Lender

Well worth the Commission Paid!

“The funny thing is, and I guess a good selling point for you and the group process, is that us selling 51% still represents more money than their 100% offer 6 months prior.  Thank You – it was well worth the commission paid!”

~ Dr. LeeAnn DuMars – Fresno Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Pet Medical Center, Fresno, CA

Worth Every Penny!

“We finally made it!!! I want to thank you for all you have done for us. I would NEVER want to go through this without your guidance and Trey and Nima with their legal wrangling. The fees paid to you and them is worth every penny!!! I absolutely know we would never have got the deal we all did without you leading the group. I will definitely send your way anyone interested in going this direction.”

Thank you!

~ Dr. Steve Pope – Pope Animal Hospital, Alton, IL

It’s A “Game Changer”!

“I tried to do it alone – tried to sell my practice on my own. I even flew around the country to visit the corporate headquarters of the major consolidators to interview them and received offers from each. But I had no idea if they were good offers or not, or if the opportunities were the right choice for our practice. With no one on my side to offer advice, it was like swimming in the ocean surrounded by sharks. Finding Gary at the right time was a game changer. He guided me through the whole process and beyond. Paying his commission was one of the best investments I’ve ever made – the improved purchase price he negotiated covered that amount five times over, but he also obtained many key considerations I would never have thought of by myself in terms of lease, bonus structure and employment details. I’m glad Gary was in my corner as I made one of the biggest business decisions of my life.”

~ Dr. Jason Randall and Dr. JoAnn Randall – Animal Hospital Of Woodstock, Woodstock Illinois

Critical to Our Retirement Income—and Financial Legacy

“The information provided was critical to making the hard decisions that govern the amount of after-tax retiree income that my wife and I receive, as well as determining the financial legacy that we will leave behind.”

~ Ackerman Group client

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