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Regional CE - 2.0 CE Hours

The Alabama Veterinary Medical Association 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. These CE courses will be held in five locations throughout the state. Ray Baas with DVM Consultants will present a course on Determining the Value of a Practice or Trends in the Veterinary Practice Marketplace, depending on the location. 

Date City Location
09-10-19 Selma (West AL)

Tally-Ho Restaurant - 509 Mangum Ave, Selma, AL 36701

 09-11-19 Dothan  Old Mill Restaraunt - 2557 Murphy Mill Rd, Dothan, AL 36303
09-12-19 Mobile

TP Crockmiers - 250 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

 09-17-19     Madison Cantina Laredo - 300 Bridge Street NW Suite 110, Huntsville, AL 35806


George’s Steak Pit -  1206 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL 35660



To attend, you must register online. Click your preferred location in the table above. Registration must be completed 5 days prior to the meeting date in order to guarantee your reservation. Meeting check-in starts at 6:15 PM, the program begins at 6:30 PM and includes dinner. 






   Ray Bass,
   DVM Consultants


About the speaker...


 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.



Determining the Value of a Practice - (Selma)


Objective: To teach veterinarians the cash-flow method of estimating value and the elements of financial management that indicate value.

Description: This course is essential for Practice Owners considering selling their Practices and for Associates or Relief DVMs considering acquiring a Practice. It discusses the current marketplace of Veterinary Practice transactions, what gives a Practice value, and how to determine that value. Topics include

  •  Components of Value
  •  Misconceptions
  •  Tangible and Intangible Assets
  • Financial & Credit History
  •  Reputation
  • Integrity of Financial Records
  • Industry Averages
  •  Income Stream
  •  Growth History
  • Demographics
  •  Buyer’s Lifestyle
  • Net Cash Flow


 Trends in the Veterinary Practice Marketplace -

(Dothan, Mobile, Madison, Colbert/Lauderdale)


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



A special Thank You to our Regional CE sponsor









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