Veterinary practices

Running a veterinary practice demands multiple skills, including medical and surgical expertise and the commercially minded approach crucial to operating cost-effectively and maximising profits.

The health of your patients, and the peace of mind of their owners, are your priorities but you also need to find the time and resources to enhance your competitive edge and build and develop your practice.

The nature of veterinary practices varies widely – including sole practitioners or those with several partners and practices specialising in small animals, large animals, equine or mixed services – as do their needs and goals.

At Haslers, we can provide comprehensive support for vets and their practices at all stages of the business lifecycle, from assisting with the setting up of a new practice through to ongoing support with bookkeeping, accounts, tax and VAT and advice on business structures, bringing on board new partners

Our expertise and experience in this field will help identify opportunities to improve the way your practice operates, to reduce overheads and enhance profits. We can also assist you in monitoring performance and planning strategically for the future, so that you have a clear

  • accounting: providing quick, accurate year end accounts, to help you plan ahead
  • bookkeeping: advice on bookkeeping systems or a full bookkeeping service
  • budget forecasting: helping you manage your resources to maximise cash flow and profitability
  • capital and refinancing: raising money for expansion and development
  • business structures: advice on partnership, limited liability partnership and incorporation
  • management accounts: interpreting data to provide key management information for decision-making and forward planning
  • practice issues:  setting up a practice, buying a practice, practice mergers or practice sales, including maximising value prior to a sale
  • partnership agreements: advising on changing partners or altering agreements
  • independent financial advice: expert advice on issues including savings and investments, pensions, mortgages  and inheritance tax and estate planning
  • tax compliance and planning: advice designed to maximise personal and practice tax-efficiency through the use of all relevant reliefs and allowances.

For more information on our East London and Essex services for veterinary practices, please contact us.