Building a  sustainable veterinary practice

You’ve fulfilled your dream of owning a veterinary practice but it isn’t yet time to rest on your laurels. To keep this dream alive and running, you’ll need to ensure that the running of your practice is sustainable. By this we mean that: -

  • You work a sustainable number of hours in each day.
  • You receive sufficient time off, keeping you enthused about the practice.
  • You generate sufficient financial return from the practice to meet your lifestyle objectives.
  • The veterinary practice provides sufficient incentive for the other key people to stay with it for the long term.

At Guild Accountants we like to keep things simple so we have created an easy to understand business building process as follows:

If you would like to further information about how to ensure that the veterinary business you are building is sustainable, please call the Guild Accountants veterinary team on 1800 101 296 or email

Alternatively, if you are a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, please visit and login in as a member to access the Guild Accountants – Building a successful veterinary practice guide.

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