WHAT WE DO

At VBA, we listen. We troubleshoot. We strategize. We talk straight.

We prevent molehills from becoming mountains. We coach. We help veterinarians, associates and practice managers sleep at night. And, ultimately, we help veterinary practices succeed.

As a one-stop resource for legal, human resources and practice management expertise, VBA provides a comprehensive range of services tailored to your unique situation. Rely on us for the expert guidance you need in these mission-critical areas:

Counsel to mitigate risk

From crafting a one-time contract to serving as your in-house counsel, we’re at your service for whatever level of guidance you need. Our aim is to ensure that your business practices are legally compliant, contracts are ironclad, and risk is minimized. You can turn to us for:

  • Buying, selling, merging and dividing practices
  • Associate contract negotiations including compensation and benefits structuring
  • Business startup and succession planning
  • Non-compete design, negotiation and settlement
  • Partnership formation, expansion and dissolution
  • Malpractice, state board proceedings and settlement negotiations
  • Responding to client quagmires
  • Veterinary facility and practice equipment leasing
  • Issues unique to large and multi-specialty practices
  • Navigating complexity of employment law
  • Bank loans, mortgages and real estate issues
  • Corporate, private equity and management agreements
  • Expert witness reports and testimony


Human resources expertise to attract and retain top talent

For your practice to thrive, it’s imperative you build and retain a strong team while complying with today’s daunting federal, state and local laws. If the size of your practice doesn’t warrant a full-time HR person, you can cost-effectively outsource this function to VBA. You can retain us as needed to develop and implement necessary policies, procedures and programs through:

  • Paraprofessional job descriptions, compensation and benefits structuring
  • Developing and tailoring employee handbooks, policies and standard operating procedures
  • Employee and management coaching
  • Performance management, motivation and accountability
  • Facilitating communication challenges, conflict resolution and employee exits
  • Recruiting, onboarding and managing managers
  • Navigating the employee lifecycle including recruiting, maintaining and terminating
  • Industry-leading HR products and toolkits
  • HR legal and best practice compliance assessment


Business resources to improve your practice operations

With our experience and connections in the veterinary industry, we have a robust network of trusted advisors we can mobilize to help you implement today’s best business practices in your practice. These additional resources include:

  • Management and operations professionals to optimize workflow and productivity
  • Marketing and public relations experts to help you attract clients, retain them and grow your practice
  • Veterinary financial analysis including appraisals, feasibility, and cash flow/profitability projections
  • Practice brokers and executive recruiters


Education to enhance the knowledge of your team

Dr. Lacroix travels extensively throughout the year, delivering powerful and informative presentations at dozens of veterinary practice conferences and conventions. Please see our Speaking Calendar to view a list of upcoming dates of where Dr. Lacroix will be speaking. In addition to these speaking engagements, VBA also offers customized retreats along with lectures and continuing education programs.

  • Lectures, workshops, webinars, interviews an continuing education seminars
  • One-on-one coaching empowerment sessions
  • Customized practice retreats

 

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Get In Touch

Address | 1 Washington Drive, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Phone | 908-823-4607

Email | info@veterinarybusinessadvisors.com

 


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