Counsel - Advocacy - Protection - Solutions

Veterinary Business Advisors was formed more than 15 years ago by Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, with the commitment to providing a wide range of practical business and legal services* to veterinarians and their advisors nationwide. VBA has extensive hands-on experience resolving the numerous challenges that confront today's veterinary practice.

We help veterinarians and their advisors:

  • Negotiate all aspects of employment relationships, including: compensation, benefits, non-competes, options and retention provisions
  • Form, grow and dissolve veterinary partnerships, including specialty and multi-specialty ventures
  • Prepare veterinary practices for the day the founder(s) retire and for the next generation of veterinarians
  • Settle disagreements among partners, or between practice owners and associates and/or staff
  • Buy, sell, lease, merge and split veterinary practices
  • Lease or sublease space, including sharing premises among two or more practices
  • Select and organize the best business entity for their practice
  • Work through all aspects of the employment and independent contractor relationships
  • Rectify veterinary malpractice and state board proceedings and settlements, including providing expert opinions and serving as expert witness
  • Human resources issues, including employee manuals, HR audits, hiring/firing, performance evaluations

    We proudly serve:

    • Generalist, specialist or multi-specialist and/or emergency and critical care practices
    • Ambulatory practices and those established in one or more locations in the same or several states
    • Practices with patients that are small, large, exotic or "whatever comes through the door today."
See VBA speak at one of
these upcoming events
New Jersey
NJVMA/NJVHMA Joint Meeting
04/06/2015 - 04/07/2015
Cornell University
Student Veterinary Business Management Association and Women's Leadership Development Initiative
Dallas, TX
Veterinary Management Group
Kansas City, MO
Veterinary Management Group

Contact Us
1 Washington Drive
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Phone 908-823-4607 or