Have you been considering selling your practice...

But feel the only option is to sell to a corporate group who will ask you to work another 5 years?

Do you dream of owning your own practice...

But are concerned about the financial and managerial obligations of practice ownership?

Do you want to keep the veterinary profession...

In the hands of veterinarians instead of corporate conglomerates?

About the Program

The Associate-to-Owner Partnership Program (AOPP) from VHA is designed to assist owners in selling their practice to associate veterinarians who are interested in buying but may not be ready to take the plunge.

This new program combines financial partnership and managerial support to purchasing veterinarians – and provides a secure, dependable opportunity for sellers to step away from their practice, knowing it is in good, independent veterinary hands.

Download our 7 Step Guide to Practice Ownership to discover the AOPP process.

Benefit for Buyers

  • You are an owner. You are an owner of a veterinary practice, not just another doctor in a corporate or profit-sharing practice.


  • You have a voice. Unlike corporate practices, you will have a say in the best practices and procedures for your veterinary practice.


  • You're an expert in medicine; we're experts in business. We partner with you to help with business management tasks, giving you more time to spend with your patients.
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Benefit for Sellers

  • Continuing your legacy. After spending years building your practice, you want to sell to someone who will continue that legacy.


  • Desirable exit strategy. Unlike corporate deals, we won't require you to work an extra 3-5 years in order to sell your practice.


  • Fair market value. We appreciate the hard work and dedication you've given to your practice and the industry, and we won't disrespect that by offering you a low amount for your practice.
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Our Goal

To partner with veterinarians to meet their ownership and retirement goals while helping to keep veterinary clinics independently owned and operated.

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Achieve Your Dreams

Don't let uncertainty get in the way of achieving your dreams. Contact us today to learn how the Associate-to-Owner Partnership Program (AOPP) can help put you on the path to practice ownership or give you peace of mind as a current owner considering selling.