Selling your practice

Interested in selling your practice?

If you have a veterinary practice that you are thinking about selling, then make sure you talk to us first.

What veterinary practice are CVS looking for?

We are always looking for good quality practices to join our network. We will look at any veterinary practice, although we prefer ones that have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Dedicated small animal, equine, farm/mixed and dedicated specialist referral centres.
  • Practices located in populous areas with good parking on site or close by.
  • Preferably three vet minimum surgeries, although smaller practices will be considered where they are close to another CVS practice.
  • Where the present owners are prepared to continue working in the practice, at least for a transition period.
  • Laboratories or other service providers to the profession may also be of interest.
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Interested in selling your practice?

If you are a veterinary practice owner and thinking of selling your business, simply complete this form and our acquisitions team will be in touch shortly for a confidential chat.

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    Five reasons to join CVS

    1. All key clinical decisions at group level are made by vets.
      CVS has three Clinical Advisory Committees (CAC) – for small animal, equine and large animal. Each of these is composed of senior vets who work in practices. The CACs meet three to five times each year to discuss a wide range of clinical issues affecting practices and members are on hand to give advice and direction on any issues that arise throughout the year. This includes new medications, protocols and procedures. The CACs are empowered to make all of the key clinical decisions.


    1. CVS practices retain their unique identity and trade under established names.


    1. Freedom for practice owners to concentrate on client care and clinical excellence.


    1. Practices benefit from CVS Group specialist expertise:
      • Health & Safety
      • IT
      • Human Resources
      • Property Management
      • Finance


    1. Unprecedented learning and development opportunities for staff.

      Clinical – Learning and Development
      From the day they join, our staff are essential to our success. Clinical Development remains a core aspect of our training. All our vets and nurses are provided with a wide range of training and development opportunities, through in-house expertise and external courses. This includes sponsoring further qualifications for vets, such as certificates including the RCVS CertAVP and European diplomas.

      CVS New Graduate Scheme and CVS MiNurse Academy

      Our New Graduate Programme is an industry-leading scheme, well respected by universities. It supports vets in the all-important first two years in practice through excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes.Nurses are encouraged to develop through MiNurse Academy, our very own e-learning platform, exclusively for RVNs. This provides a year of CPD and development through online and distance learning. The topics included are: Advanced Medicine, Advanced Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care and Clinical Nurse Practitioner, allowing the individual to become an expert in their chosen field.

      Non-clinical “career development”

      Together with clinical development opportunities we also offer our employees management and leadership programmes. Our bespoke management development programmes are designed for newly promoted managers or individuals who have not attended any formal management training. Employees looking to develop further can attend our industry-leading leadership development programmes. From these, many of our colleagues have progressed into management roles including practice manager, clinical director, regional and commercial director and many more.

    Confidential, free valuations of your vet practice

    Our extensive experience in the acquisition market means we can offer practice owners an accurate, free valuation service without commitment. Our team will talk to you in person about the options and the process. Should you then decide to sell to us, we convert that valuation into a formal offer to buy.

    How much is my vet practice worth?

    There is no magic formula for this. We look at a number of factors including:

    • Is the business well established with a strong client base showing continued growth?
    • Are the buildings of good quality, with adequate parking, and capable of supporting further expansion?
    • Is the equipment appropriate for a business of this size and in good order?
    • Is the practice accredited under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme?
    • Has the practice continuously grown its clinical expertise and services, profitably?
    • Most importantly, does the practice have loyal staff who have the appropriate skills and enthusiasm for a business of this size?

    Note: Even if your business does not meet all these criteria, our valuation will still be competitive, allowing for any investment needed.


    Make your practice our priority – for an exploratory chat without obligation, contact:

    Emma Gray BSc (hons), MA, VetMB, MRCVS
    Acquisitions Director
    Telephone: 07879 696128

    Chris Billington
    Acquisitions Director
    Telephone: 07879 790170