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Jason Castner, CPA, CVA

Column:Financial Wellness

Jason Castner is the managing shareholder at Lacher McDonald & Co., CPAs & Consultants.

Jason Castner is the managing shareholder at Lacher McDonald & Co., CPAs & Consultants.

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Tuneup Time

Financial Wellness

Your practice might need an overhaul if you neglect to monitor a few key performance indicators.

If you’re the owner, a veterinary practice is likely your largest asset. But is your clinic a finely tuned machine that produces a handsome return? If you don’t know the answer or are afraid of the question, it’s time to check the key performance indicators. Just as a car might break down if the dashboard […]

real estate

Unfinished Business

Financial Wellness

Veterinary practices are fetching record sales prices, but what about the real estate itself? You have a few choices if you also own the property.

The veterinary profession is seeing record-setting revenues as the percentage of households owning small animals continues to grow. In addition, surging demand for quality veterinary care has pushed practice valuations to record highs. Corporate consolidators and private equity investors realize that now is an excellent time to purchase veterinary clinics and earn solid long-term returns […]

retirement plan

Work on Your Clinic’s Retirement Plan

Financial Wellness

An expert adviser can help select the wisest and most rewarding option for practice owners and their employees.

We hear from veterinarians across America — both small and large animal — that recruiting sharp, young clinicians to their practices is difficult. To attract, retain and reward employees, practice owners must offer competitive compensation and an engaging culture as well as a properly designed retirement plan. Further, in an environment where taxes could rise, […]

sell veterinary practice

Sell now or later?

Financial Wellness

What likely will be the biggest financial decision of your life shouldn’t be made in haste. You can sell your practice quickly to a consolidator, hand off to an associate in 10 years or do something in between. Weigh your options and the pros and cons.

We work with successful veterinary practice owners who are contemplating the sale of their hospital. In many cases, they are considering a sale because of the significant growth in corporate consolidators who pay multiples as high as twice the historic valuations. A general feeling exists that the bubble will inevitably burst and that practice values […]

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