Appraisals/Valuations — Know When It’s The Right Time.

Every practice owner eventually faces the decision of whether or not to sell the business. Regardless of the situation that causes you to consider selling your practice, you can rely on the Gatto McFerson team’s 30 years experience appraising more than 340 veterinary practices in 24 states and three countries. We are accredited in Business Valuations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Gatto McFerson uses a valuation process that is fast becoming the industry standard. By carefully analyzing 16 different traits of a practice, our process determines what the practice is worth today and indicates its potential value in five years. We also provide essential materials, information and template forms for buying or selling a veterinary practice, planning an associate buy-in, enacting a buy/sell agreement, planning your estate, and dissolution of your practice.

What is an appraisal?

The typical veterinary appraisal determines the current fair market value of your practice. Fair market value is defined as the price at which your veterinary practice would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under a compulsion to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.

What is the appraisal process?

Our process includes:

  • Analyzing past financial performance
  • Analyzing the heart of the practice gross
  • Rating, with the owner, tangible and intangible traits of the practice
  • Analyzing the practice’s price list

What are my appraisal options?

We can customize our appraisal and valuation services for your specific needs. You may choose one of the following Options:

  • Option 1: Gatto McFerson analyzes your practice and provides a range of values, down payments, interest rates, and terms for your transaction. We provide the format for a buy/sell offer, financial comparisons, an adjusted cash flow, the calculation of goodwill, and a variety of financing options. Our team of experts reviews this information with you in detail so you can make the best possible informed decision.
  • Option 2: Gatto McFerson analyzes your practice and issues a formal report which includes, in addition to all the information from Option 1, an analysis of management and marketing exposures. We also prepare a cash flow report, tax analysis, and recommendations for buy/sell negotiations.