Veterinary Practices for Sale or Lease, and Partnerships

Summary: (please scroll down to see full details of all listings)

  1. TAS - North West Coast - small animal practice for sale photos
  2. TAS - Launceston - small animal practice for sale photos
  3. QLD - Central & South Western Region - mixed animal, partnership opportunity/practice for sale
  4. QLD - Brisbane North - Lutwyche - small animal, partnership opportunity
  5. NSW - Northern Rivers - Grafton - mixed animal, partnership opportunity photos
  6. NSW - Central Tablelands - 1.5 vet small animal practice for sale photos
  7. NSW - Western Sydney - St Marys - 2.5 vet small animal practice, partnership opportunity
  8. VIC - NW Melbourne - small animal practice for sale photos
  9. VIC - Bayside Melbourne - small animal, partnership opportunity
  10. VIC - East Gippsland - Orbost - 2 vet mixed practice for sale photos
  11. VIC - Gippsland - Phillip Island - 5 vet small animal practice for sale photos
  12. VIC - Gippsland - Bairnsdale - 10 vet mixed practice photos
  13. WA - Perth - Edgewater - Single vet small animal practice photos
  14. WA - Margaret River - 2 vet cattle practice photos
  15. Canada - Kootenay Rockies - vet practice for sale photos
  16. New Zealand - Tauranga - vet practice for sale or lease
  17. New Zealand - Christchurch - small animal practice for sale photos


Caryn Veterinary Hospital logo

Vet Practice For Sale – Small animals only - Edgewater – Perth WA

A well established and profitable Vet Clinic in Perth’s Northern Suburbs is looking for an enthusiastic Vet to take over and further grow the clinic to its full potential.

The clinic is currently run as a solo operator however could support a 1.5 – 2 vets easily.

Caryn Vet is well equipped and has continued to grow even through the difficult Covid times - it has many untapped and under utilised areas to expand into.

Long lease available which includes the right of first refusal to purchase the freehold.

Equipment includes its own IDEXX pathology processor & Digital X Ray unit.

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View @ or contact Brad Potter on – 0411 185 006 for a confidential chat.


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TASMANIA — LAUNCESTON — Small Animal Practice for Sale

Olde Tudor Veterinary Hospital is a small-animal practice in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston with tremendous potential for growth.



REAL ESTATE (see photos)

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Please contact for further info or interest:

Dr Mark Fowkes
Phone 0418 575 258

(ref 36694 - relisted 22nd September)

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Small, affordable mixed practice in brilliant lifestyle location.

Snowy River Vet Clinic is a 2 – 3 vet practice based in the small town of Orbost in eastern Victoria, just 15 km from the coast.

The practice has a very diverse caseload including pets, dairy, beef and a smattering of equine, wildlife and everything else on the Noah’s Ark spectrum. A wide range of small animal surgeries are undertaken for clients who decline referral to a specialist, while bovine work includes outreach trips into the Victorian High Country. If you want a chance to put into practice ALL your vet skills, and are always ready for something new, you will thrive in this practice.

This diversity has made for a financially resilient practice, which has weathered economic downturns, drought and changing farming practices to remain a thriving business. The gross income has grown over the past 12 years, reach $1 million over the past 12 month period.


Snowy River Vet Clinic is extremely highly regarded in the local community, and in spite of being a small rural practice is equipped and operates to the highest level of care. Equipment includes….

The practice operates from premises one block from the main street of town, with a large carpark. The premises are owned by the current practice owner who can provide a long term lease, or alternatively premises can be sold with the practice. The building has undergone an extensive upgrades and re-fitout in the past three years making it an efficient, streamlined workplace with:

The Location
Orbost is on the National Highway 1, 4.5 hours east of Melbourne and 4 hours south of Canberra. It is on the Snowy River Floodplain, a virtual island of superfertile farming land, surrounded by forest to the west, north and east, and the ocean to the south. The small coastal town of Marlo is 10 minutes drive away. For anyone who loves an outdoor lifestyle, it is an incredible place to live with an extraordinary range of landscapes close by.

Orbost is a welcoming community with an increasingly diverse population as this largely unknown gem is gradually discovered by tree – and sea changers. The town has it’s own hospital, high school and several primary schools; it is well connected to Melbourne by coach / train services and has many sporting clubs and associations. The current ‘undiscovered’ status of the area means house and land real estate is very competitively priced.

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The owner
The current owner is looking to semi retire while staying in the area, after living here for the past 20 years and raising a family. He is open to negotiation to remaining as a part -time or casual employee if desired to enable the lifestyle enhancer of a 3rd vet available to the practice without needing to employ 3 vets full time.

The owner is prioritising a lifestyle transition, and has realistic expectations in relation to negotiating the sale price.

Dr David Mitchell
0427 542 387

(ref 38577 - relisted 22nd September)

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SOUTHWEST WA – Cattle Practice for sale

Cattle Practice at its best. Complete operating business ready for new owner to start.

1-2 vet large animal practice in beautiful southwest location ready for immediate purchase.

Established (15 years) practice with premium, loyal clientele. Plenty of additional work available within reasonable radius of practice. 80% dairy, 20% beef.

Progressive practice undertaking fixed time AI, bull testing (VBBSE), and comprehensive individual animal care and herd health.

Premium set-up 4x4 utility with trade box. Equipment includes mobile Vetscan 2 biochem analyser, BCF easi-scan curve ultrasound, Lane Pulsator IV electro-ejaculator and comprehensive examination and treatment equipment.

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Small office/store/shop at very good rental rate. Experienced support staff including receptionist/bookkeeper and vet technician.

Potential for owner to assist in smooth transition to new ownership.

For enquiries and more information please contact:
Dr Rupert Mothersole
0429 497 791

(listed 21st September - ref 38958)

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Central Tablelands NSW
Small animal Practice for sale


Do you want to stay in a rut in the city
Do you want to rent for the duration
Do you want to own a practice

There is a move to leave the city.
Come to a place where you can own a house with a yard.
Where you can raise a family with the smell of gum leaves and fresh air
Where you can afford to own a practice that can support the lifestyle that you have always dreamed of and still be a stone throw from the city.

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This thriving small animal practice is calling you.

Now I must say I’m not selling a pair of jeans or a car so please only genuine enquires. The practice has been appraised by an independent veterinary appraiser.

All enquires to

(listed 17th September - ref 38918)

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Full or Part Time Vet - Partnership opportunities exist for the right candidate

We are seeking an experienced small animal Veterinarian to join our growing Bayside practice. The position will be available immediately for the right candidate.

We are looking for a highly motivated Vet who thrives in a high paced clinic with excellent communication skills and strong clinical skills in all aspects of medicine and surgery.

The Hampton Veterinary Clinic is a long established, family practice located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton. We are a 4 vet, 8 nurse team, who have a strong relationship with our clients and practice high quality medicine and surgery.  Due to our expanding practice, we require an additional vet to manage our caseload.

Clinic hours are 8:30 - 7pm weekdays, Saturdays 8:30am -2:30pm, Sundays 10am -12:30pm.  Vets typically work 3-4 weekdays allowing for plenty of time to pursue outside interests. We have a 4-week rotating roster and NO after hours or on-call duty.  We fund professional development of our team, encourage a healthy work life balance and provide comfortable staff facilities.  We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

We are well equipped with in-house bloods, ultrasound, digital radiology, IM3 dental, endoscope, Digital microscope, tonometer, EzyVet software and strive to manage cases in house as much as possible.  We have a strong surgical focus and perform many orthopaedic procedures as well.

Please email your cover letter and resume to or call 0409 408 540.


(listed 16th September- ref 38506)

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Small animal practice for sale - Northwest Coast of Tasmania


The Barnyard Vet Practice has been located in Main Street Penguin for 9 years and has grown rapidly over this time . We have operated as a 1 vet , 3 nurse exclusively small animal practice  for the last 3 years opening Monday to Thursday with minimal A/ Hrs -the potential for growth of small animal and equine / bovine work is huge .

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Penguin is a beautiful coastal hamlet located on the northwest coast of Tasmania . Schooling is available from kindy to high school with a recent multi million dollar expansion of the local school. The community won the recent tidy town competition and is the home to the Penguin surf club (voted this year the best lifesavers club in Australia ), an AFL quality footy field, mountain bike tracks designed by a world renowned designer etc . Located 1 hour to cradle mountain with the best wineries and food right on our doorstep - we are lucky to work in a country community people from all over Australia come to visit .

The practice is located in the primary shopping centre of Penguin a short stroll to swimming beaches. It is in a stand alone brick building which has been fitted out specifically for the needs of a modern veterinary surgery . We have a large reception area , consult room , ultrasound , DR x-ray system ,IDEXX catalyst - lasercyte , fully equipped dental - prep room , hospital area .Currently we have just under 8000 patients on our computerised system .

We own the property which we are happy to offer for lease or sell outright with the practice .

The principle is happy to stay on for a period of time to ensure a smooth change over

Interested ? Contact Roz on or 0407 198 007.  We look forward to hearing from you.

(ref 36605 - relisted 15th September)

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We have a position/s vacant for either a full-time or a part-time veterinarian, or both, preferably experienced, but not essential, tostart work asap after 1st Oct ’21, in our progressive, growing, Small Animal Practice in Western Sydney.

We are a well-equipped, very well regarded, 2-2½ vet practice with a wonderful team of support staff and a loyal and appreciative client base.

We are well equipped and strive to provide excellence in service to our clients and their pets, the old-fashioned way, with kindness, respect and compassion, in a relaxed and empathetic environment.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, as well as the rapport we build with our clients.

Position/s will be well remunerated, depending on experience. Ideally, some weekend work is envisaged, but no after-hours.

The roster does allow for some flexibility with hours and shifts.

Partnership opportunities will exist for a colleague/s with the necessary commitment, drive, ambition, and with those aspirations.

Please phone: 0431814780, or email: to enquire.

See our website


(ref 38837 - listed 13th September)

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Main Street Veterinary Clinic

We are growing, and are looking for a full or part time, experienced or new graduate veterinarian to join our team. We are a busy well-established, privately owned 10 vet mixed animal practice in a purpose-built clinic. We are predominantly a small animal clinic with the full range of routine and emergency cases. We also service a large area for cattle, equine and other farm animals extending into the Victorian High Country. A mixed animal vet is preferred but small animal only vets are welcome to apply.

Why choose Main Street

  1. Our team. We have a great team of vets and nurses. Our 10 vets have varied special interests, and many have a vast clinical experience they are happy to share. We have 15 dedicated and professional nurses and 2 office managers to ensure smooth operation of the clinic. We have a diverse and fun team who support one another.
  2. Work life balance. Our full-time vets are rostered for shifts between 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm with an hour lunch break. They enjoy a set half day off each week, are rostered on for 32 hours per week but paid 38. A monthly rostered day off, half days after being on call, and a long weekend following a weekend on call are provided.
  3. The region. We live in a beautiful part of Victoria, and you need time to enjoy it. A well serviced town close to the mountains, lakes and ocean allows our team to enjoy the outdoors. We have team members participating in skiing, hiking, dragon boating, sailing, horse riding, camp drafting, netball, football, soccer, farming, kayaking, and the list goes on. Bairnsdale is located in East Gippsland, approximately 3 hours’ drive from Melbourne on the picturesque Gippsland Lakes. It is the commercial capital of the region with a large and growing population. Bairnsdale is a friendly prosperous town, with a good community feel and has excellent services including hospitals, schools and shopping. Bairnsdale has a mild climate, and has rivers, lakes, and beaches nearby, as well as stunning national parks and snowfields.


  4. The clinic. We are a privately owned, purpose-built hospital with great equipment. These include;
    • 4 consultation rooms, including a cat only waiting area and consultation room
    • Feline, canine, isolation, recovery and outdoor kennels
    • RXWorks on all computers integrated with IDEXX, Vetstoria and VetS8
    • IDEXX laboratory including: ProCyte, Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser, UA Analyser, Sedivue, Snapshot Dx, Faecal egg counting machine and coagulation analyser
    • Digital xray machine, IM3 dental xray, IM3 Elite dental machine with ultra LED scaler, endoscopes, a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine and a large animal pregnancy ultrasound
  1. Remuneration. Negotiable based on experience, but well above award. We value the work our vets do and compensate the work they do very well. We have a very low staff turnover and we do what we can to retain our vets and show our appreciation for the sometimes demanding work they do. AVA, VSB, radiation licence, and CPD are covered (as is at least one coffee a week from the visiting barista!) Shared after hours are very well compensated and the support of a second vet and nurse is always available.

Please click here to see photos! 

Our ideal candidate:

We are looking for someone who loves being a vet. Someone who is enthusiastic, fun and has great customer service and people skills. The potential for partnership is available to the right person. The key criteria for partnership include:

If you think this position is for you, then please get in touch! Contact Jade Hammer on 03 5152 6666 or
Also see or  A virtual tour of the clinic is also available on Google.

(ref 38736 - listed 6th September)


Veterinary Practice for Sale or Lease - in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

(The sale of the practice with inventory and equipment without the lease would also be considered). 


The practice is located in Tauranga CBD. Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centres in the country. Central to Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton, and just a 15 minute drive from one of New Zealand's most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui. Tauranga is an affluent fast-growing city with high pet ownership.

Prime Features of the Business:

Asking Price
Total Price $300,000.00 Plus GST (if any)

The practice: 
Established for 5 years, the practice serves the most affluent suburbs in Tauranga. The practice is 95% small animal with some potential for expanded lifestyle animal/hobby farm work in the area.  The clinic has separate retail and reception, consult, treatment, surgery and dog and cat kennel area.  Gas anaesthesia, monitors, CBC and chemistry analyzers, and a digital X-ray (generator with DR Scanner) unit are in use.  Grooming facilities are present. 

The opportunity: 
This practice provides flexibility in time management, allowing a great work/life balance.  It would enable the prospective new owner to continue working while raising a family and allow the veterinary practice to be a family affair.  The area offers unparalleled and unrestricted access to outdoor recreation, with hiking, mountain biking, ATV’ing, swimming and boating in the summer and skiing in the winter.

The sale of the practice with inventory and equipment without the lease would also be considered. 

Please contact
The Practice Manager

(ref 34484 - relisted 6th September)

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Small Animal Practice For Sale - Christchurch, New Zealand

An opportunity has become available to purchase a strongly performing, well established veterinary practice due to transitioning to retirement.

Operating for 30 years the practice continues to grow and opportunity to increase that growth rate is easily identifiable.
The practice has an excellent profit margin on an approximately $1.35M plus gst turnover for 1.5 FTE vets over 5.5 days per week.

The clientele are loyal and have a high rate of pet ownership.

As shareholders in the Christchurch Afterhours Vet Centre, afterhours commitments are limited to the occasional back-up support on a roster system with the other shareholder clinics. This affords an excellent work life balance to enjoy all the wonderful opportunities this progressive city has to offer.

New Zealand’s Garden City has been emerging as an exciting metropolitan area with many new facilities and modern, innovative developments following urban regeneration.
Christchurch is close to beaches, mountains (for skiing and tramping), Hanmer Springs, Tekapo and other attractions and there is a bustling hospitality scene.

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We are willing to stay on for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition to the new owner.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity and the financial and other benefits of being self-employed please contact us. All enquiries treated in confidence.

(ref 36892 - relisted 6th September)

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Vet required

Full time or Permanent Part Time
Graduate applications accepted

Lutwyche Vet is an independently owned and operated, small animal practice located in one of Brisbane’s growth Hubs.

Having been here for over 10 years, the business is well established and has huge future growth potential.

Hours will be minimum 32 per week and up to 38 hours. Every second Saturday morning, no Sundays or after hours.

What we are looking for:

What we are offering for you:

Immediate Start

If you think this role is for you, please email your resume and cover letter to or call 07 3161 6237.


(ref 37908 - listed 30th August)

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Full or Part Time
Preferably mixed animal vet but small animal vet considered

Clarence Valley Vet Clinic is looking for a 3rd vet to join our team. We will even consider taking on 2 new graduates if a suitable experienced vet can't be found, so you could potentially bring a friend from uni and start your careers together.

We are located in Grafton in the sunny Northern Rivers of NSW. Grafton is on the banks of the mighty Clarence River, which is ideal for kayaking, water-skiing, sailing etc (we can supply kayaks and a ski boat if you are keen to hit the water). There are numerous beaches from Yamba to Coffs Harbour within an hour's drive, and picturesque mountain National Parks and white-water rivers within an hour's drive to the west.

Our work is mainly small animals including routine consultations and desexings, but we also deal with more complex medical and surgical cases including some orthopaedics.

We also provide horse and cattle services. Elective horse work includes castrations, hendra vaccinations and basic dentistry, while elective cattle work includes pregnancy testing and bull breeding soundness exams (PREgCHECK and BULLCHECK accredited vet in clinic). Emergency equine and cattle services are also provided including horse wound management and bovine dystocias.

The clinic has been renovated and expanded in 2020 to provide a more comfortable and well equipped work environment. We have a great team of nurses to work with, and an appreciative clientele.

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Ideally, we are seeking a vet who will be happy with a mainly small animal workload, but willing to undertake some large animal work when required. A small animal only vet would be considered. The practice has a well-equipped work vehicle for large animal work, or a mileage allowance would be paid for a private vehicle if preferred. After hours would be 1 weekend in 3 (Clinic open Saturday mornings only on weekends), and one weeknight per week. Rostered days off after a weekend worked will be possible, days worked per week can be flexible anywhere from 3 to 5 days per week.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience. Partnership potential exists for a vet willing to commit to the district and take on

some of the challenges of business management for the corresponding financial reward.

If you are interested in our position, please contact Ray Barnett BVSc on 0427 057 329 or

See our website

(relisted 18th August - ref 34913)

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VIC - Gippsland


Our practice is in the main street of Cowes on Phillip Island, just on the edge of the shopping centre and next to a small supermarket with plenty of parking.

I started the practice from scratch in 1982 and we have been in the current site for about 30 years. About five years ago we did a major extension. We have two consulting rooms, a large area for dentals / lab work / X-rays and a surgical theatre. Equipment includes dental machine, digital xray, Idexx machine, monitoring equipment, oxygen generator, 5 computers connected to the CHS Vet program and a new autoclave.

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It is 99.9% small animals - there may be scope to increase the large animal work and to expand the practice in other areas.

A valuation from ValuVet is available, which demonstrates a healthy financial background and profit margins and a strong forecast. The practice has been growing steadily but in the last two years its growth has been quite rapid.

Over the last few years I have cut back on my hours and for over a year have been mainly just doing Saturdays and helping out as needed, plus after hours but the practice has been growing and operating well without me being there much.

There are four vets in the practice apart from me. Since the start of 2020 we have gone from having one vet on at a time to two Monday - Friday and one on Saturday.

We have at least three nurses on each day, two on Saturday. There are three who do most of the hours and three others who do 1-2 days a week.

Our staff are a great crew, very competent and friendly.

I plan to sell just the practice and keep the land and building and rent it out but would consider selling that as well. The rental value was calculated at about $900 per week and I would be agreeable to a long lease. There may be parties interested in partnership.

Phillip Island is a beautiful place to live, with great community spirit, fine schools and good commercial and recreational facilities. The population of the area has been growing steadily as well and is predicted to continue to grow. The island is a popular tourist destination, with great swimming and surf beaches and its reknowned wildlife. It is busy over the summer school holidays but is otherwise a nice relaxed environment. While it is just ninety minutes from Melbourne, it is nicely removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Interested parties may contact me, David Cassells [practice owner] at or 0407 328 639

(ref 37720 - re-listed 15th August)

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Avondale Heights Veterinary Hospital


A once in a lifetime opportunity exists to purchase a purpose-built small animal veterinary hospital located approximately 12 kilometres NW of Melbourne’s GPO. The practice owner is retiring if, and only if, he can find the right person/s to take over this superb hospital grade facility along with a fair and reasonable price.

The practice comprises a large waiting room/reception/food display area, 2 consultation rooms, a staff-room, lab/pharmacy with binocular microscope, massive treatment room with 2 built in stainless steel peninsula work tables, a 3 phase high frequency CMP200 X-Ray unit with 50kW, 120kVp generator, floating top x-ray table and brand new Miatech DR imaging system, bronchoscope, gastroscope, a central sterile supply with a brand new Melag S23+ autoclave, separate imaging room with DR computer workstation, a separate sterile operating theatre with ceiling mounted Chromophare C-450 operating light and Valleylab SSE2L electrosurgical device, a separate kennel/cattery room with stainless steel cages and a storeroom/isolation room. The practice has extensive instrumentation in near new condition including recently purchase Keller operating loupes. The practice is fully computerised with newly purchased computers (x3) operating with VetWare software on Windows 10. We have 2 hospital grade anaesthetic machines in perfect condition that are regularly serviced each year. The practice is modern, well maintained and looks great!

The practice was established in 1986 and has been run by the same owner for the last 35 years, principally as a solo practice but sometimes as a 2-vet practice. The practice is modern, well equipped, and superbly located on a corner location on busy Milleara Road. Milleara Road carries over 20,000 vehicles per day (total in both directions). Along with its prominent signage it offers outstanding visibility. The building is of solid brick construction and has an adjoining car park with 10 visitor carpark spaces/1 private carpark space and landscaped gardens with an automatic sprinkler system. The practice site is a consolidation of 2 blocks giving 1,397m2 of land. We have superb nursing staff of 3 full time qualified veterinary nurses. The practice has 3 Nest IQ cameras throughout.

The practice offers a great opportunity for future growth as the area is having a significant population boom with new apartments being constructed on an ongoing basis. Also, the practice has been run in a relaxed manner over the last 20 years – no after hours, closed for 1-3 weeks annual leave every year, closed on Sundays/Public Holidays and early weekday closing times around 6:30pm. Thus, there is much opportunity for someone wanting to work this hospital to its full potential and reap the rewards of significant growth. The practice has grown over 60% over the last 3 years in gross takings!

The practice grossed over $650,000 last financial year with a EBITA return of around $280,000 before principal’s wages.

Please view our website at and view our photos inside and out to fully appreciate this facility. View our Google rating. We have a good reputation.

Click here to see photos.

The practice is being sold as an on-going concern and includes all the real-estate (land and building), equipment, office furniture, stock, and goodwill.

Genuinely interested parties should contact Phillip Hartney directly by email only at for more information. I have a professional equipment valuation, estimate of the value of the office equipment, estimate of real-estate value and an asking price for goodwill for negotiation purposes.

(ref 37696 - listed 10th August)

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Well Established Mixed Animal Practice - Profit Sharing Base Senior Vet/Partnership Opportunity/For Sale

A very well established and profitable mixed veterinary business servicing a large region of Central/South-Western Queensland is available for purchase. The business annual income has grown at a constant rate for the previous 4 financial years. The business is only for sale due to changes in owner’s personal direction and required relocation.

This business is a 2.5-3 vet practice, but the scope for expansion is definitely possible. The clinic currently has a very solid and loyal client base across a 5-600km region, and the continued expansion of satellite clinics on a weekly basis to several surrounding towns is growing the caseload on a rapid path. The business has one 3 vet clinic established as the base and operates out of 3 leased satellite clinics and supplies station/property services around these outlying towns on a regular basis.

The caseload is of a true rural mixed practice; all small companion animal medical and surgical work, station and pleasure equine work, and production animal (extensive beef cattle and sheep) are in high demand. Two clinic vehicles would be available to service the out-of-town clients.

The clinic has been recently renovated to include two consultation rooms, a dedicated surgery, hospital ward, wet prep room, and staff office facilities along with a large storage space. There is a two-bedroom flat adjoining the clinic which is suitable for new staff or locum accommodation. There is digital X-ray, a new IDEXX diagnostic suite, BCF ultrasound (2 x Easi-scan machines), VBBSE equipment, 2 x equine/small animal ultrasounds, a portable horse crush on solid trailer for outside dental/repro work and a large amount of both small and large animal surgical equipment available.

The clinic also provides equine work out of a dedicated stable facility detached from the clinic building, with 8 undercover stables, 10 large day yards, room with power, water, air-conditioning and an undercover horse crush facility.

The clinic building/land/stable facilities would be available for separate purchase or lease arrangement if desired.

The current owner would be happy to discuss with interested parties to stay on in some employment capacity to allow a smooth transition if required.

The current owner is also happy to discuss the method of purchase, i.e., outright purchase of business +/- buildings and land, a partnership opportunity or a profit-share based senior vet position that can lead into handover. 

The business price is negotiable and will be very reasonably priced to allow a smoother transition and more inviting business prospect for a potential purchaser.  The owner is also willing to discuss some vendor finance, or vendor guarantor for purchase.

Please direct inquiries/further information requests through to

(ref 37691 - listed 9th August)

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Is practicing veterinary medicine just a part of your life? 
Tired of the urban rat-race?
Want an outdoor lifestyle? 
Ever considered emigrating to Canada?

The location: 

The practice is located on an acreage on the west shore of Kootenay Lake, nine km north of the village of Kaslo, nestled in the mountain ranges of southeastern British Columbia, Canada.  The geography is dominated by the large, pristine lake and 2000-3000m heavily forested mountains.  The area is relatively sparsely populated, and is becoming a haven for urban refugees. 

The village of Kaslo has a health centre with 4 physicians, a K-12 school, an ice arena, tennis courts and baseball diamond.  A vibrant arts community thrives, with a renowned summer jazz festival on a floating stage.

The real estate:

The practice is located in the bottom floor of a 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom  3600 sq ft home built in 1994.  A covered breezeway containing a hot tub and storage adjoins the house to an 800 sq ft shop with a kennel building underneath. A 1000 sq ft barn with hayloft is situated in the adjacent fenced pasture land.  The buildings are located on a 3-4 hectare parcel of land overlooking a  secluded beach on Kootenay Lake.

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The practice: 

Established for 26 years, the practice serves the north end of Kootenay Lake, with the next closest practice 75 km to the south.  The practice is 95% small animal with some potential for expanded equine work in the area.  The clinic has separate bathroom, reception, exam, kennel, treatment, and surgery rooms.  Gas anaesthesia, monitors, new CBC and chemistry analyzers,and an older X-ray unit are in use.  Grooming and boarding facilities are present.  The clientele is loyal and appreciative.  Cases requiring referral can be sent to Washington State University vet teaching hospital across the border.  Two part-time assistants and a family member are currently employed.  Annual gross revenue is in the $600,000 range with a high net due to low overhead costs.

The opportunity: 

The home-based practice provides flexibility in time management, allowing a great work/life balance.  It would enable the prospective new owner to continue working while raising a family and allow the veterinary practice to be a family affair.  The area offers unparalleled and unrestricted access to outdoor recreation, with hiking, mountain biking, ATV’ing, swimming and boating in the summer and skiing, skating and snowmobiling in the winter. The current owner is planning to retire in the area and is willing to assist in the transition. The priority is to ensure that the community has continued access to veterinary services, so sale of the practice with inventory and equipment without the real estate would also be considered. 

Dr Pat Haegedorn
North Kootenay Veterinary Services Ltd

(ref 31964 - relisted 27th July)

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