Veterinary Practices for Sale or Lease, and Partnerships

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

  1. NT - Alice Springs - 3 vet small animal practice, Partnership photos
  2. QLD - West - Charleville - single vet small animal or mixed practice on acreage for sale photos
  3. QLD - South East Queensland - practice for sale
  4. NSW - Northern Tablelands - Armidale - mixed practice for sale photos
  5. NSW - NW Slopes & Plains - Tamworth - mixed practice hospital for sale photos
  6. VIC/NSW Border - Echuca - 2 vet small animal practice, purchase opportunity photos
  7. VIC - Northern Vic Border - Echuca - small animal practice for sale photos
  8. VIC - Wimmera Region - St Arnaud - mixed animal practice for sale photos
  9. VIC - Melbourne SE - Mount Waverley - 3 1/2 vet small animal practice, genuine partnership prospects
  10. VIC - Gippsland - mixed practice, partnership potential photos
  11. TAS - Suncoast - St Helens - mixed but predominantly small animal practice for sale photos
  12. SA - Berri - mixed practice, Partnership opportunity
  13. WA - Perth Hills - small animal practice for sale
  14. NZ - Nth Island - Tauranga - 1.5 vet small animal practice


Small Animal Veterinarian Wanted

We need another vet (yes, still looking for the right person!) and here's what we're offering:

Everything about this position is negotiable, except:

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Other than that, it's all negotiable: full-time, part-time, permanent, casual, FIFO, job share, salary, hourly rate, holidays, CPD, partnership, whatever.

Starting salary for a vet with one year’s experience is $72,000 for a 40-hour week plus attending a vets’ meeting for approximately 1.5hrs once a month. For all new employees, the salary is reviewed after six months (and if you’re worth keeping, you’ll be getting a pay rise).

For a vet with four years’ experience, I would expect to be paying around $100,000, and more if there are special skills you can bring to the practice. Let me know what you are worth.

Check us out at and

If you think you might be interested in finding out more, we'd love to talk with you to see if we can make this job fit what you want. Email me, Debbie Osborne, on so we can arrange a time to chat.

(Ref 30121 - relisted 20th January)

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FOR SALE: Small Animal Practice.
Perth Hills, Western Australia.

Located in the Perth Hills, this one vet, small animal practice has been established for eighteen years and continuously operated by the same practitioner for that time. In leased premises, this practice is offered for sale at $45,000, walk in-walk out.

The premises are located in a shopping centre with substantial parking available. The rooms are air-conditioned throughout, spacious and well lit, with a large consulting room, spacious treatment area, dark room, kennel room with stainless steel cages and a well-equipped and lit operating theatre.

Major equipment consists of a Mikasa X-ray, Vetquip Iso anaesthetic machine, Apalert monitor and a stainless steel bank of nine cages.

This practice is purely small animal with no large animal component although the potential for expansion into this aspect exists. Current consulting hours are 9-12 (Mon-Sat) and 3-5 (Mon-Fri), with all after hours referred to Emergency Centres.

The practice is a 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD and within close proximity of a selection of community facilities, a choice of public and private schools, golf courses and other excellent sporting facilities.

0431 770 812

(Ref 31857 - listed 17th January)

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Come join our team; we are passionate about what we do and the quality of service that we provide whilst still not forgetting to add fun to the mix. Every day is different, and we are fortunate that we have opportunities to see such a wide and varied array of animals as well as interesting and challenging medical and surgical cases which we will often follow though, referring only minimally. We are very supportive of each other and are very proud of the capabilities of our support staff utilising their skills and interests to improve work fulfilment and better assist our Veterinarians.

We are a mixed country practice, based in the Riverland along the River Murray in South Australia (2.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide). We currently employ 5 full-time and 2 part-time vets and are looking to increase this number. Our work is mostly (85-90%) small animal with the remainder being an interesting mixture of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, exotics and wildlife work. We have four clinics within the Riverland Region with a well equipped state of the art hospital in Berri (providing 24 hour emergency care) and three additional clinics located in Renmark, Loxton and Waikerie. We also service a remote Mallee town once a month to assist local communities.

Recreational activities in the area are many and varied including organised sport, visiting wineries, arts, water-skiing, camping and generally enjoying the beautiful country environment. The Riverland is a great place to live and visit. For more information on the area please check out

Our hospital facilities include digital xray, a Toshiba ultrasound machine, electrosurgery unit, IDEXX haematology and biochemistry, clotting time readers, PT/aPTT, feline blood typing, excellent anaesthetic monitoring equipment (inc. ECG, PetMap, BP), IV fluid warmers, ventilator, a range of orthopaedic equipment (inc. pins, plates, TTA, ext fix, bone grafts, string of pearl plating system), fluid pumps, Icare Tonovet, IM3 dental machine & Vet-Tome. We have recently added laser therapy with our machine capable of therapeutic ultrasound and tens also. We have dedicated cat and dog wards (including both cages and runs), separate surgery rooms for clean and sterile surgery and a large and spacious treatment area.

Our ideal candidates would be Experienced Mixed Practice Veterinarians –partnership opportunities can be discussed if desired. You would be experienced professionally, have leadership qualities and a keenness to help mentor and support less experienced team members. Competent recent graduates are welcome to apply also. You must be capable of large animal work.

The role is full time with 4 weeks annual leave and an additional one week conference leave with conferences, travel and accommodation generally also paid for after 12 months of full time employment. Flexible work hours can also be negotiated. After hours on call is currently shared equally between 5 vets, with 2 days off after a weekend on call. Nurses are rostered to be available and take the on-call telephone as extra assistance afterhours. On-call remuneration is generous. Salary range is $55 to $90k, depending on experience.

Our clinic looks for personal fulfillment, adventure and to “Save the World”. We have held homeless vaccination and health check drives in our community, provide assistance for victims of domestic violence with their pets during times of emergency and hold community cat desexing programs monthly. Seeking adventure in our role and lives is something that our clinic owner lives and embraces and he has over a number of years sent staff to Nepal, Leh (remote India) and the Cook Islands. We have worked with Beyond Borders and individual clinics to arrange these trips.

We seek to constantly improve; having worked in the past with a Veterinary Practice Coach, and running programs for interested team members doing personal development with Lincoln Institute Emerging Leaders.

For further details or to apply please contact Kim Schwarz (Riverland Veterinary Practice)
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(Ref 30353 - relisted 17th January)

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The Waverley Animal Hospital is a well established Vet Clinic in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time or Part Time vet to join our 3.5 vet team starting January 2020.

This is a great opportunity for a veterinarian to establish themselves within a great environment with excellent support staff and dedicated common sense clients in a purpose built premises.

We aim to offer our clients and patients the highest standard of veterinary care, keeping procedures and work ups in house where we can to keep your professional drive stimulated, and using local specialists when we need them (both travelling and external referrals).

The clinic has Digital X-Rays, IM3 Dental suite plus Digital Dental Radiographs and Vetome, Ultrasound, Orthopaedic Equipment and Electrocautery.

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You will be supported by 3 experienced, approachable, friendly vet colleagues to help you with difficult cases, answer your questions, support your ideas, and make you feel part of a team that appreciates you. Additional training and support will be given to help promote your professional growth and interests.

The Full Time position is for a well structured average 38 hour week, with short weekend hours (8-2 Saturday, 10-12 Sunday; 1 in 3 weekends), and no After Hours (phones diverted to local Emergency Clinics). For the right candidate, we can tailor a great Part Time roster as well (1-3 days per week, with 1 in 3 weekends). Holidays are  4 weeks Annual Leave, 1 Week Study Leave, and a wage package that is above award, commensurate with your experience, professional drive and skill levels, and what you will bring to the team.

(And if you are interested, there is GENUINE partnership prospects with this position - if you have an aspiration to be part owner of a blue chip, profitable, privately owned clinic (and not just working for a corporate clinic for the rest of your career), take this opportunity! Prospects like this do not come around often any more!)

If you have experience, capable of working sole charge, great customer service skills, and like working as part of a close knit team, this may the the job for you!

To find out more, or to come in and have a chat, email your CV to, or call the clinic on (03) 9807 9222.
See you soon!
Dr Robbie Anderton BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)


(Ref 31571 - posted 13th January)

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The Main Street Veterinary Clinic in Bairnsdale is looking for an experienced veterinarian to join our team. We are a busy well-established 9 vet mixed animal practice in a purpose built clinic.

The area:
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.

The 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 others and there is an opportunity to expand our workload in these areas.
We have 11 experienced qualified veterinary nurses to assist with cases, and 9 other vets with a vast range of special interests and experience to help with difficult or unusual cases. We are a well-equipped hospital including:

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Our ideal candidate:
We are looking for someone who loves there job, 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 include:

Salary and conditions are negotiable but are generous and well above award. Afterhours are shared, and are compensated very well. We are looking for someone with the ambition for partnership within a relatively short period of time and applications from new or recent graduates will also be welcome.

If you think you think this position is for you. Please get in touch!

Contact Jade Hammer on 03 5152 6666 or

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(reposted 8th January - ref 29287)

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Our dynamic small animal practice is looking for an enthusiastic Full or Part time Vet to join and (hopefully) buy our team. We are currently a 1.5 vet practice but have been turning potential clients away as we just don’t have enough time to give them the high quality care we give all our clients and pets…especially since one of us has just had a baby and is having important time off to help her grow!

It is important that we have the time to work cases up properly whilst being able to maintain a work/life balance so we don’t go insane and leave the profession.

Does this sound familiar? Have you worked somewhere where it’s “go, go, go” with no thought for you or your client and patient’s welfare? 5-10min consults, towing the company line and pushing products you don’t believe in? That’s just SO not us. We are an independent practice whose vets, experienced, qualified vet nurses and Practice Manager “Minnie” (she’s a tortoiseshell with a positive attitude) really get on and enjoy our jobs.

The ideal applicant will have 5-10+ years’ experience and is dreaming about owning our practice. They will be passionate about managing cases, continuing education and communicating well with patients, co-workers and clients.

Being a couple of hours from Melbourne, we are generally able to work up interesting cases ourselves (which is very satisfying!) although we can refer if required.

The vet clinic is a purpose-renovated, heritage-listed building with a great feel. We have quite a few fun “toys” including in-house biochemistry, microscopy, blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry, capnography, ultrasound, IV infusion pumps and BAIR Hugger.

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We pride ourselves on having happy patients who don’t dread coming to the vet – “bribery and corruption” of pets with treats is standard and someone with an interest in behaviour would be preferred. A love of cats is a must – “Minnie” is very discerning!

Located on the mighty Murray River, top class restaurants, paddlesteamers, wineries, horse riding and waterskiing make Echuca a fabulous place to live. We have a great clientele with minimal after hours calls (our clients really are considerate!).

So if you love being a vet – especially if you’re wanting to own your own practice, and need to keep learning and improving like us, please contact:
Dr Rose Parsons – who wants to spend more time with her kids…
Rose’s Vet Practice
Ph: 03 5480 6366
And check out our website to see who we are!

(Ref 30938 - reposted 3rd January)

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St Arnaud Vet Clinic – Urgent Sale

This practice offers bargain-priced entry to profitable business ownership in a centrally located picturesque town with all amenities.

The Practice:

The workload is generally easy paced, with little after hours.

The practice has run as a 1 to 1.5 vet operation over the past few years, open only from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, but this could be easily expanded if desired, as clients have had to be turned away at times, and with other practices in the region reducing their large animal exposure, an increasing potential exists for horse, sheep and (some) cattle work.

The small animal component could also be readily expanded.

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The Real Estate:

The premises occupy a large block (1340 sq m) located on a main road only 1km from the post office with plenty of customer parking and undercover staff parking.

The attached flat is currently being partly used for clinic storage and lab work, but still provides comfortable accommodation when required.

The clinic area has new floor coverings and the block has been re-fenced with new Colourbond fencing.

The Location:

St Arnaud is a centrally located historic gold town, population approximately 2,500, in a cropping and sheep grazing zone. One of the most striking features is the undulating and picturesque bush surrounding the town which has an extensive network of well-maintained tracks, ideal for off road cycling or motorcycling.

The area is also home to over half of the state’s species of native birds, along with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas and even the odd koala. A large variety of native flora including some rare orchids can also be seen growing here.

The moderate climate is conducive to outdoor activities such as walking and cycling.

Sporting facilities include grass tennis courts and an indoor sports stadium with squash courts, as well as a harness racing track and racecourse.

The town also boasts an 18-hole golf course and two bowls clubs.

A sealed airstrip is located 7km west of the town centre.

St Arnaud is close to the Grampians National Park and various recreational lakes, which provide the opportunity for fishing, sailing and power boating.

The town sits on the northern edge of the popular Pyrenees wine region and the major centres of Bendigo, Ballarat and Horsham are all only an hour or so away by road.

Melbourne is only 2½ hours away and recently established air flights can have you in Sydney in less than two hours from Bendigo.

Contact Peter Knight on (03) 5495 1244 or 0419 593244

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Located in the prosperous rural tourist town of Echuca, this currently small animal only vet practice has been operating for more than 15 years and has a reliable, loyal clientele.

The practice is situated in an attractive heritage-listed building that was converted into a fully-equipped veterinary practice in 2003. Since that time the business has built a reputation as a friendly practice with a high level of experience and quality pet care.

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There is huge potential for expansion which makes this a fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-known practice in a historic town on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

For more information contact Rose Parsons on 03 54 806 366 or email

(ref 30592 - listed 2nd January)

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Practice for sale in SE Queensland – the practice covers 3 centres with stand alone practices in 2 towns and a branch practice in another town.

Currently run as a 3 man operation with afterhours shared.

Great area for growth and within 1 1/2 to 2 hours from the coast.

Will consider selling separately or all in one.  The main practice has a 60/40 SA/LA %  with the other 80/20%.

This area is a great place to live and has strong growth potential. Genuine enquiries only.

Please send enquiries to the email address

(relisted 1st January - ref 26655)

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Creeklands Vet Surgery

The unique opportunity has arisen to purchase a small but busy mixed practice in Armidale, with the current owner available to work on a part time or full time basis for up to a year after purchase or ready to sell immediately. Our current workload consists of 80% small animals and 20% large animals.

The current owner is happy to have the new owner gradually take over management, establish a relationship with the staff and clientele, and mould the practice to their liking. Currently employed are reliable, long-term staff including; 1 full time vet, 1 part time vet, and 2 full time vet nurses (with a casual vet nurse available most days). Contracts can likely be extended for the new owner. Opening times are currently 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-11am on Saturdays. We also provide a 24/7 after-hours emergency service, which is shared with another clinic in town.

We have an established website and are regularly posting on our Facebook page (which consists of over 1000 likes, a 4.9/5 star rating, and with some of our posts reaching 6000 viewers).

Features of our clinic consist of a reception area, consultation room, staff/tea room, 2 surgery rooms, cattery, kennel area, laundry, bathroom, long runs in the backyard and a quarantine area separate to the clinic. The clinic is equipped with relatively new machines including an ultrasound, digital radiography, IM3 dental unit and 2 multi-parameter anaesthetic monitors.

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The practice has been valued by Valuvet. This valuation will be relied on while negotiating a sale price. However, while this valuation included a figure of $175,000 for goodwill, we will only be asking $75,000 representing a saving of $100,000. Additionally, the premises can either be bought outright or leased. We can provide this valuation to interested buyers.

For any further details please contact Bernie May BVSc on 0412 457440 or email and facebook

(ref 31023 - relisted 17th December)

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Tamworth Vet Hospital



This is a unique opportunity to purchase a well-established and respected veterinary practice that has been at its current location for over 50 years. The hospital occupies a Victorian-style converted residential building in an affluent part of the city, with highly visible signage and manicured gardens.

This practice has been operated by the current owner since 1989 and has Class A veterinary hospital certification. It is fitted out with two examination rooms, an operating theatre, treatment room, isolation ward, laboratory, staff room, offices, imaging room, storage room, cages and reception and waiting area, with a merchandising section. The hospital is very well furnished with modern diagnostic and surgical equipment. The veterinarians have vehicles for ambulatory attendance of large animals - mobile digital X-rays, ultrasound and surgical equipment enables them to perform many procedures in the field. There is also a Porta Safe Stocks trailer for dental, reproductive and surgical treatment of horses.

The clinic is situated a few streets back from the main road and commercial district of the town.

A separate building houses cat and dog caging wards, complete with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a hydro bath and grooming facility.

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Tamworth is a large and vibrant city in northeast New South Wales, known as the “Country Music Captial of Australia”. It is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane, and is the largest and main retail centre for the New England and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales, providing services to a population of over 200,000 people. It is famous for hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which is the second biggest country music festival in the world. As a result, this event brings a significant amount of tourism into the local area. Another famous feature is the Big Golden Guitar centre, with its giant guitar statue, music store and wax museum.

The Tamworth central business district is the town centre and is located north of the Peel River. It is primarily a business area of Tamworth, with many shops, restaurants, shopping centres and public facilities. Daily flights from Tamworth Airport to both Sydney and Brisbane Airport allow for easy connections between cities.


Dr Greg Ireland BSc BVSc MANZCVS
0428 659281

(Ref 30450 - relisted 13th December)

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Are you looking for a tree change and the reward of an exciting array of small animal cases?  Or perhaps a Business Migrant?

This unique opportunity to buy the whole package may be your answer!  After 25 years we are offering our 25 Acre Lifestyle Acreage, Profitable Veterinary Practice and Beautiful Queensland Home for sale as a complete package.

Being over 700km from the nearest referral centres and drawing on a client area larger than Tasmania, we routinely see ample trauma, emergency, surgical, medical and orthopaedic cases.

The Charleville Vet Surgery is situated in the iconic Western Queensland town of Charleville, an important service town to the South West of the state and a popular tourist hub.  

The clinic operated as a multi-vet, mixed practice for 20 years, before the principal opted to run it as a very successful small animal practice for the past 5 years.  Plenty of scope for expansion, or to continue as a low stress, one vet small animal clinic with great clientele and minimal after hours. Has always been a solid, drought proof business.

Single Freehold Title fenced into 3 safe horse paddocks. Large sheds, barn style stables, round yard, sandy loam horse arena, car ports, swimming pool, established lawns and gardens. Orchard. Plus more.

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This naturally timbered acreage boasts an abundance of native birds and other wild life, big skies, and beautiful sunsets. Fantastic clear night skies.

For more information, please go to our Facebook page “306 Alfred Street” for extensive photo gallery and details of our sale brochure.

Please contact Vicki Dunstan B.V.Sc. on 0428 605 542 or by email

(ref 29844 - relisted 5th December)

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east coast

St Helens, Tasmania.

Established for almost thirty years, this profitable one vet practice services the prosperous coastal and rural community of St Helens, as well as the northern East Coast of Tasmania. This region is renowned in Tasmania as the Suncoast, being consistently warmer than other parts of the state. The environment is clean and healthy and includes the iconic Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula.

Primarily small animal, but with sufficient dairy farms, beef farms, sheep and horses to maintain a healthy interest in professional development. Wildlife is frequently treated by this practice and opportunities exist to acquire and develop skills in this area.

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The practice is highly regarded and well patronized by the local community. It is well equipped, has excellent clientele and loyal, competent staff. Clinic hours are 8.30 to 5.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 12 Saturday.

This practice represents a fantastic sea-change opportunity to own and expand your own practice, as well as to live in a wonderful community in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia.

Contact: Jeff Parsons
East Coast Veterinary Clinic
67 Quail Street
St Helens
Tasmania 7216
Ph: (03) 6376 1577

(ref 23075 - relisted 5th December)

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Tauranga, New Zealand 

A well-established purpose built 1.5 vet small animal practice that still has ample room for growth in an ever developing and expanding area. Whilst mostly small animals, the practice serves lifestyle block animals too.

Please contact Shrawan Bhandari at +64 212163120 or by email 

(reposted 18th November)

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