I enjoyed working with the staff at VBA. They were able to answer all of my questions and help negotiate looking out for my best interests. I would highly recommend them to my veterinary colleagues!

Rae Schulte

I worked with VBA while considering a contract for employment. Not only did they go over everything I was concerned about, they also made sure I understood every paragraph of my contract. After the consultation, a follow up email was sent, with tips for contract negotiation and negotiating with confidence. My first contract negotiations were successful due in part to their work and commitment to excellence.

Shawn Messonnier DVM

Past Supporting Member, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Author, the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, and Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How YOU Can Win The Battle!

I sold my veterinary hospital last year and Charlotte and her team represented me on the buy/sell agreement. The team is detail oriented, and will fight for you at every level to make sure you get the best possible deal available. The staff is very personable, Charlotte was awesome, answered all of my questions and I felt that they had a personal stake in my success in this transaction. At the time I thought we were spending a lot of money on legal representation, but a year later, it has been worth every penny!

Terry Clekis

I have worked with Kellie Olah at VBA on a number of business related issues which I needed expert advice or guidance on. Each an every time I’ve been provided with professionalism, immediate responses and overall great work. I don’t think I could have done with without VBA, but especially Kellie, she is fantastic!

Harmony Clark

Hospital Manager

Dr. Lacroix is my go-to attorney for all things concerning veterinary business. I have used her to create associate contracts, employee handbooks and for general legal advice. When I know she is speaking at a conference I am sure to attend her sessions. She is knowledgeable, direct and always very helpful.

Jill Renfrew

Practice Manager

I believe I have intelligently and diligently composed the framework of a successful business with the aid of VBA. The greatest value VBA provides me is peace of mind and assurance that I have support when needed.

Dr. Michael Fugaro

Owner, Mountain Pointe Equine Veterinary Services

Dr. Lacroix and her business advisors are truly spectacular. They listen to all the details of the practice owner and devise a plan to help the practice become more profitable and better managed. I would advise their services to all veterinary practice owners and/or associates.

Dr. Rich

When faced with social media attacks from a disgruntled former employee VBA was so helpful at walking me through my options, formulating a plan and keeping me from freaking out! Kellie Olah was professional, personable and really understood my problem. She went above and beyond to help me resolve this issue.

Hospital Owner

Dr. LaCroix exceeded our expectations. She was extremely knowledgeable and addressed issues we were not even aware of. We were extremely fortunate to work with someone who was professional and gave immediate attention to our concerns. Dr. LaCroix definitely has earned her national reputation and our respect.

Gene Witiak, VMD

Dr. Charlotte Lacroix provided very thorough and knowledgeable expertise to help us navigate the intricacies of a family partnership. Her work is very detail oriented and professional. We would highly recommend that anyone pursuing a partnership should enlist the help of Dr. Lacroix and VBA.

Dan Whitney

Practice Owner

The services of Dr. Lacroix and her staff were invaluable while recently negotiating a potential new position and reviewing the employment contract. Her expertise of the idiosyncrasies of the law pertaining to our negotiations and unique business model was crucial both for myself and for my prospective employer and saved us both from potential legal headaches. She is very detail-oriented essential, because the devil is in the detail when it comes to contract law and negotiating! She insisted that rather than making any assumptions, everything be clear between both parties. More than this, she served as my coach and cheerleader during a tough career/life transition. Her unique repertoire of skills and knowledge is unmatched and her support was critical. Thank you!


New Jersey

We’ve worked with VBA for a number of years and are always impressed by their commitment to being at the forefront of the industry, ensuring that they provide us with forward-thinking guidance.

Adam Furlong

We have been using VBA and Dr. Lacroix for years. Dr. Lacroix and staff have helped us writing our employee manual, and helped with HR issues. They have written and negotiated doctors contracts. She and her company have been invaluable in all aspects of our business. When we decided to sell the practice they again were invaluable. Dr Lacroix helped steer us in the direction to maximize the outcome of the sale and helped us completely during the sale with paperwork and legality everything. It would have been an insurmountable task without Dr Lacroix and VBA. We cannot recommend Dr.Lacroix and VBA highly enough.

Margaret Bailey

Practice Owner

I would highly recommend VBA and Dr. LaCroix. She has been providing exemplary legal services to my hospital for over 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient and was an integral member of my team when I sold my business. I started to use her services based on recommendation and would recommend her to any veterinarian whether you need contract law, help with practice policies or a lawyer to help you with the sale of your practice. Professional, passionate, knowledgeable and a person I would consider my friend.

Glenn Kalick

Practice Owner

For twenty years, Dr. LaCroix has been an essential part of our team. Without exception she has provided sound advice and leadership on matters affecting veterinary medicine. Her team responds promptly and decisively and has supported us with corporate affairs(including multiple shareholders), HR guidance, and strategic planning, from business expansion to practice sale and succession preparation.

Charlotte’s unique experiences and knowledge have given her an unmatched perspective on veterinary issues that is uncommonly good. She has “had my back”, and I am both grateful and fortunate because of it.

Dean Newton

Practice Owner

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