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The Alabama VMA is offering two hours of continuing education to all Alabama veterinarians. These courses are available to ALVMA members free of charge. There will be a $30.00 charge for non-members. Ray Baas with DVM Consultants will be speaking on Trends in the Veterinary Practice Marketplace.

When: September 12, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: TP Crockmiers
250 Dauphin St
Mobile, Alabama  36602
United States
Presenter: Ray Bass
Contact: Staci Corder

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Ray Baas- About the speakers...

Ray C. Baas is

  • a business economist,
  • founder & principal of the firm DVM Consultants®, which provides practice brokerage, valuations, financing, business education and consultation to veterinarians in the Gulf South and in Colorado
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine,
  • Guest Lecturer at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine,
  • Board-approved CE provider to veterinarians in AL, AR, LA, MS & TN, and
  • former Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship at Southern University in New Orleans.


A native New Orleanian, he is a graduate of

  • University of New Orleans, BS in Economics
  • LSU Graduate School of Banking and
  • Tulane University Executive Management Program.


He has

·       over forty years of experience in banking and commercial finance,

·       has been President & CEO of three commercial banks, two of which he founded; and

·       has started, owned and operated other businesses in New Orleans and New York City


For 10 years, he served as

·       president of the New Orleans Regional Council for Business Economics, one of the oldest chapters of the National Association for Business Economics.



Trends in the Veterinary Practice Marketplace



Objective: To inform veterinarians of the nuances of the marketplace for sales, mergers and acquisitions of veterinary practices.

Description: Discusses the economic and financial forces driving Practice sellers and Practice buyers to the marketplace. Topics include


  • Buyer motivations
  • Seller motivations
  • Lender motivations
  • Availability of Financing
  • Rates, terms and conditions of financing
  • Determinants of Practice value 

The event will be held at TP Crockmiers, 250 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602



The events starts at 6:30 pm, registration sign-in will begin at 6:15 pm.

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