Staying True to  you

American Veterinary Group is committed to putting people and the pets they love first. Founded in 2015 by veterinarians, we understand and appreciate the hard work required to build a successful practice. When we purchase your hospital, we will protect all the things that make your hospital known for & trusted in your community – your unique brand & culture, style of medicine, and team.

We are committed to your hospital’s continued growth, ensuring your lasting legacy. Our investment goes beyond a financial consideration – we will support and develop your team on the ground and deepen your roots in the community.

Whether you wish to retire or get back to just focusing on medicine, American Veterinary Group is here to give you the freedom to do what you love!

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Why American Veterinary Group
Is the Partner of Choice

American Veterinary Group intentionally chooses practice Owners who care about their hospital’s ongoing legacy, team and clients. We share your focus. We are not just a company that collects clinics – and we offer so much more than “back office support.” We are committed to actively delivering value to you and your team.

What We Offer
YOU & Your Team:

Promise to keep your brand and culture alive
Flexibility in creating your role, post-sale
Collaboration with an accessible management team dedicated to your long-term growth
Complete support from functional area experts (marketing, HR, accounting/ payroll, IT, training, & more)
Freedom to practice medicine the way you choose
Benefits of scale in systems & purchasing power
Learning & development and mentorship programs through American Veterinary Academy
Formalized network sharing of best practices & resources
Generous compensation & benefits, healthcare & other perks

A Seamless Transition
From Start to Finish
– and Beyond

Choosing to sell your practice is one of the biggest & most important steps in your career. We realize this is an exciting time, though it is common for a practice owner to experience stress and uncertainty during the transition. That’s why we want you to know who we are and what we value. Our job is to help guide you, with full transparency, through the process of becoming part of the American Veterinary Group family. And continue that same dedicated support <em>after</em> the sale.

Our Process

Connect With Us

Meet our Development Team and let us know about you, your hospital, and what your goals are. We want to ensure that our philosophies are a fit and a relationship is mutually beneficial.

Get To Know Each Other

We will learn more specific details about your hospital to develop a valuation and assess the partnership opportunity. We will share what our culture is all about and all the support & resources we will employ to further grow your practice and team leadership.

Agree To Partner

Once we determine a mutually beneficial path forward, we will work closely with you to map out a transition timeline and communications plan that works for everyone.

Join The Family

We will partner with you every step of the way through the transition – and beyond. Our local leadership will provide stability and on-site support to your team after the sale and make things as easy as possible. You can now focus on doing what you love again!

Hear From Our Partners…

Lee Kierstein, DVM
Ocala, FL

When considering selling my veterinary hospital, I knew AVG was the right fit. I’ve known Jim Herring for 35 years and there was already a foundation of trust going in. The sale of the practice was smooth and with no surprises. They offered a fair price & we worked out a deal that was perfect for both of us without any negotiating game playing. After 3 years post-sale, I’m still happy working with AVG! They have given me flexibility in striking a work-life balance right for me and the practice continues to thrive. While I don’t own the practice anymore, I still have ownership of what I do in the practice – this allows us to continue the type of committed care our clients are used to.

Lee Kierstein, DVM
Ocala, FL

Richard Kane, DVM
Brandon, FL

My experience with AVG has been extremely positive! During the selling process, their offer was fair, they proved to be flexible and there were no disagreements. I ultimately chose AVG because they said they would not interfere with hospital’s medical decisions and that everyone on my staff would end up with a better deal after the ownership transition. This has happened! Today, our clients don’t even know there was a change in ownership. It is very satisfying to watch the practice continue to grow and thrive over these past couple years!

Richard Kane, DVM
Brandon, FL

Linda Sands, DVM
Chapel Hill, NC

I am an A+ believer in American Veterinary Group because of their integrity and intentional selection of hospitals. From the beginning, they have displayed honesty & respect in their relationship with us. We’ve never been treated like a number. The transition was made easy because we felt we were joining a special group of hospitals, all selected for their unique values. I have complete peace of mind that my hospital won’t become “corporate” – and will keep its uniqueness that we’ve built. I am grateful for their partnership & support – I don’t know that we could have survived COVID without AVG.

Linda Sands, DVM
Chapel Hill, NC

Kenneth T. Blount, DVM
Waycross, GA

My partner Dr. Wheeler and I have been practicing together since 2008. Over the last few years, we have been bombarded with offers to buy our veterinary practice. We sold to AVG because we felt comfortable with their people. They offered a strong price and reassured us that our staff was a major priority. This has proven out! Since selling, we feel a weight has been lifted. Right away, we’ve seen gains from AVG’s support across operations, marketing and accounting. We are busier than ever, but now we’re able to solely concentrate on our patients. For us, joining AVG has been only for the better!

Kenneth T. Blount, DVM
Waycross, GA

David Wilkinson, DVM
Haines City, FL

After being the sole owner for 32+ years, I am no longer leashed to the hospital and can take time off without worrying about the practice. Partnering with AVG has allowed me to focus on practicing the highest level of veterinary medicine and enjoying it. Most of the time, I still feel like the owner but without the financial and management headaches! Unless I tell my clients, they really have no idea that I sold my practice because they see us continuing to practice with the same caring and standards that we always have had. I appreciate that AVG asks for and respects my input as we grow and move forward together. AVG has provided by team with great benefits, continuing education and competitive compensation. Over the last few years, we have grown our client volumes considerably! As a result, we are now a 3-doctor practice serving a much larger share of patients in our community. Selling to AVG has been like a breath of fresh air for me and I am glad to be part of a team that works together for the benefit of all!

David Wilkinson, DVM
Haines City, FL

Get in Touch!

Thinking about selling your practice? Get in touch with us by completing the form below. We are here to answer all of your questions and understand what you’re looking for. All submissions are confidential!