Thank goodness I went to hear Charlotte Lacroix speak. I called Veterinary Business Advisors a month later and my course for the next 3 years was laid out. With progress in hand, VBA presented my practice to 7 quality buyers. Of those 7, we received three offers. VBA again refined the presentation and 90 days after signing the letter of intent I was no longer a practice owner. VBA went over every paragraph of every contract with me personally. The transition has been a very exciting time and I will retire on time thanks to the VBA team. I only wish I had met them sooner!Britt Schaffeld
Whether you need advice about how best to manage your hospital or about negotiating a contract there is no one who is more experienced and knowledgeable than Dr. Lacroix and her team. I have always been extremely impressed and happy with the work her team produces.Mark Cofone
We have worked with Charlotte and her VBA team on several occasions over the years. They have always been very knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. We have had nothing but great service and look forward to working with them again in the future.William Armbruster
Great responsive and knowledgeable team. They did a review of our employee handbook. It was timely and thorough. They made appropriate recommendations and even provided us supporting forms and documentation. I would highly recommend VBA.Jessica Molina
Thank you to the VBA team for doing such an amazing job with the transition of our practice. We are so thankful that we had you in our court. Every penny spent with VBA was well worth the investment, knowing that they were looking out for our best interests and educating us along the journey. I can’t thank them enough or stop singing their praises.Dean Tyson
My husband Mike and I were looking for options to sell our veterinary practice, which had been in the family for 73 years and had grown to 17+ veterinarians. We chose DR. Lacroix after we both had seen her speak at separate conferences we attended and liked that she was well-informed as well as straightforward. In working with Dr. Lacroix and her team, this proved to be more than true. Dr. Lacroix walked us through a though process to make sure we were ready to put our practice up for sale. We were on the same page and had discussed the issues and checked the boxes to her questions. Dr. Lacroix and her team put our practice out for bids and fielded all offers and responses after consulting Mike and I. She and Kara’s responses to our questions were not only answered the same day but usually in less than an hour. Mike and I would often consult each other and comment that we were so glad that we chose VBA to help us through the many steps in the process.
After selecting a buyer, they were our advocates every step of the way, even after the sale. Through the whole process, selecting Dr. Lacroix and VBA was the best decision we made. We could not have negotiated the complexities without their experience and expertise. Dr. Lacroix and Kara are amazing and their fees were more than reasonable for the value we gained from the excellent representation. Thank you VBA!Kathy Dobesh
I consider myself very fortunate to have found your team to lead me to the sale of my practice. VBA’s system worked as smoothly as a well-oiled machine. From start to finish their team and methods made it easy to supply me with all the necessary documents in a timely fashion. From a certified procrastinator, that is quite a feat! Yet, I rarely felt pressured or overwhelmed. Their gentle nudges were always just what I need to keep me on track. They knew the veterinary community and were well-informed on the specifics of a veterinary practice sale.
My first meeting with VBA set the tone for expectations and everything was clearly explained to me. They understood and gave me time to voice my emotions regarding selling something that was more than just a trade for cash. They continued to treat me with kindness, as well as an intelligent partner, yet explained things to me in a manner that was illuminating for someone who has little knowledge of the legal maneuverings that must be part of a practice sale. I always felt well-informed, and confident that any questions I had would be welcomed and answered completely.
I am certain that VBA’s team efficiency, skill, and knowledge, made the practice sale as easy as possible, yet their caring attitude is what really sets them apart. I felt valued as a person as well as a member of the sale team. They supported my choices, guarded me against the unknown, and encouraged me every step of the way. I will strongly recommend Dr. Lacroix’s team to anyone in the veterinary community who is in need of legal assistance.Ann Ascher
The information that VBA can provide via phone conferences, webinars, and consultations has been a tremendous game-changer for our practice. We don’t have corporate resources to depend upon and Kellie has helped with so many checklist items that we need for HR compliance, contracts, and questions about different scenarios, etc.Trishia Hadley
Dr. Lacroix was a great speaker and so easy to engage with. She is warm and personable yet top notch in her area of expertise and very professional. She gave real life examples to relate the information. She tailors the conversation to meet the needs of the group. She was capable of answering what seemed like any questions with great depth and knowledge. 8 hours of lecture flew by…I would highly recommend her!Cindy Sandefer
Charlotte and the professionals at Veterinary Business Advisors are knowledgeable, thorough, and efficient. I really felt like I was their only client each time I have used their services. I have purchased a veterinary practice and I have set up a contract with one of my employees with the guidance Charlotte and her team. I am admittedly very naïve with regard to legal issues, but I always felt comfortable with the advice I received. In addition, Charlotte and her team led me through each process and answered all my questions patiently. I am thoroughly happy with their services and fees and would highly recommend them if you are a veterinary professional in need of legal advice.Stacey Pedersen
I turned to VBA when I was having doctor disputes over contracts. I will never do a contract without them again! Dr. Lacroix not only explains contract terms clearly, but does it in such a way that I can then turn around and explain the contract clearly to my doctors. Since working with VBA, I haven’t had any issues and I feel very comfortable that if any problems arise, I will be in good hands.Marina Siegert
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