Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital discuss their journey with VetPartners.

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Dr. Michael Sames (right) and team member Lauri attend to a patient.

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Dr. Michael Sames tell us more about the partnership with VetPartners.

How has VetPartners helped your practice since selling? 

“We have grown 10% in the last 12 months. For a surgery that is 35 years old, and where other practices are not growing, it’s a positive sign that our clients recognise us for what we are presenting. VetPartners have enhanced the services that we are offering. We know if there is a problem at our practice, that there is someone there taking care of it for us. It allows my team to go about their day to day work without worrying about not having expertise in certain areas.”  

Selling your practice is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you make – it’s your life’s work. What made you decide to choose VetPartners?

“After three of the four partners decided to leave, I couldn’t afford to buy the whole practice by myself and decided to form a new partnership with VetPartners. The negotiation and discussions that I had with the VetPartners team were open, amicable, and very honest and was a very easy process.”

Is your practice different since selling to VetPartners?

“It is 100% the same, our brand has not changed at all. We have both approached the acquisition as a partnership, and it has been easy at the same time. VetPartners haven’t changed our approach to medicine, they have let us be who we are as a clinic, they’ve listened to us and asked us how they can help.” 

What would you say to other vendors contemplating a sell?

“During the process of selling everybody at VetPartners was helping us at the drop of a hat, and no one promised anything that they did not deliver. At no time did I feel the hospital and staff were going to be changed, or medicine or surgery would be compromised. If you are thinking of selling your practice, I would be surprised if you did not have a positive experience with VetPartners and believe this will be a good fit for you as it has been for me.” 

How has partnering with VetPartners improved your life, and what are you now doing differently?

“I am now able to enjoy a 38-hour work week which allows for more time to with my children, their sports and other interests without feeling the need to come in and do extra hours and days as the boss. I am now treated like the rest of the staff and not spending all night worrying about ideas and recruits. I now get to enjoy doing what I love as a veterinarian while mentoring and looking out for the younger members of the team as well as taking care of new vets who are coming through.”

Have a confidential conversation with our team today. To Kick start the process we’d love to hear from you. Our Acquisition Director, Kristy Murphy, is ready to chat when you are. Call Kristy on 0411 292 299

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