What difference will you make as a Branch Partner?

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you already share our values. You believe in upholding the highest of standards – becoming a Branch Partner allows you to take the next step and utilise your ambition to be the driving force behind a successful clinic, delivering unrivalled care and positively impacting our staff, clients and the community. Your presence and influence help us grow our client network and deliver consistent clinical excellence to our patients; Branch Partners create stability, improve vet retention and reputation.

What does partnership mean to you?

Every Branch Partner is unique, and they all believe in the Medivet way. Here they share their experiences of partnering with Medivet to buy into and grow a successful practice.

Invest in yourself and grow professionally, clinically and financially

Medivet branch partnerships are the furthest thing from (and so much more than) joint venture partnerships. The difference? Unlike JVPs, the Medivet model is a traditional partnership. We share the costs and profits according to how ownership is split in each branch. That makes us true partners; we also continually invest in our partners through support and training. It’s all so they can become the Veterinary Surgeons and business owners they want to be.

Partnership is an affordable and accessible way for ambitious vets to buy a share of and shape a Medivet practice; we don’t call it a return on investment, rather a return on success and a way to acknowledge the value you bring to the industry. As a Branch Partner, your efforts will be rewarded financially in line with your practice’s success, meaning your income could vastly exceed your current salary expectations.

Focus on what you do best

While you stay client-facing, our central support teams help you take care of the rest.

Unlike independent practices, we’re able to offer clinical assistance, business support and help with administrative and non-clinical work, including accountancy and marketing, recruitment, health & safety, equipment sourcing, drugs discounts and much more. This frees up your time for clinical progression and leading your team, and whenever you need it, managerial or clinical advice is always there from our community of nationwide Branch Partners.

“If it wasn’t for Branch Partnership, I would have never owned my own practice.”

Tine Van Egdom, Branch Partner at Medivet Portland.

Why join us as a Branch Partner?

Watch our video to find out why you should join us as a Branch Partner and listen to some of our frequently asked questions.

Partnership benefits

Unlike joint venture partnerships, we’re redefining what it means to work together – as we and our Branch Partners both share in the costs and profit, we’re true equity partners.

  • We sell up to 50% equity in our clinics, the amount available to purchase depends on the size of the business and the affordability.
  • We offer support in securing a loan.
  • We work with you to find the right clinic for you
  • Joining Medivet will give you access to state of the art equipment and specialists in our group, enabling you to remain invested in cases and practice as a large hospital – this is made possible through our unique hub and spoke model and internal case sharing
  • Our Support Centre team will help you take care of all the non-clinical aspects of running a practice – giving you the option to gain experience from them
  • You will have a dedicated Clinical Operations team supporting you as you develop so your career choices are never limited
  • You will have freedom to practise in the way we were taught at university; our community is built on trust
  • You’ll be part of an over 1000 strong vet community, unlike independent practice owners
  • Your hard work, input and leadership is reflected in your compensation
  • A true work/life balance working four-day weeks, enjoying six weeks’ holiday and excellent maternity and paternity benefits
  • You can sell your equity at any time, retaining complete control of your career
  • You have a hand in building the best place to work in the veterinary industry

Steps to becoming a partner

Your journey to becoming a Branch Partner couldn’t be easier. For more information and a confidential chat, please contact Dr Ciara Mc Cormack, Director of Clinical Operations on ciara.mccormack@medivet.co.uk.

After your chat, if you think you can make a difference as a Branch Partner, we’ll start helping you choose a location and organise a valuation for the partnership. Even at this early stage, you’ll see that we’re serious about working together, which is why we’re with you every step of the way even as we explore a range of equity options until we agree on one that works best for you. Then, it’s as easy as choosing your start date.

“You receive the rewards of the work that you put into Branch Partnership. Whatever equity percentage you own, you get that percentage back out. I’m doing the veterinary side of work for my percentage and Medivet are doing everything else for their percentage. It feels very equal.”

Emma Evans, Branch Partner at Medivet Sutton Farm

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Frequently asked questions

Taking the next step in your career to become a Branch Partner is hugely fulfilling and rewarding; it’s an exciting decision only you can make, and one that is best understood fully informed and free from any misconceptions. To help you, in addition to these frequently asked questions, you can also talk to our Director of Clinical Operations for transparent and honest advice.

No, unlike other models in the industry this is a true equity partnership which means we share in the costs and profit together.

Once you’ve been in touch with Ciara, our Director of Clinical Operations, we’ll start exploring practice locations that suit you and organise a valuation for the partnership. Based on this figure, we’ll discuss a range of equity options until we agree on one that works best for you. Then, once we’ve helped you secure finance, it’s as easy as choosing your start date.

Your equity is at a level you can afford and is tailored to you, so Vets who previously thought they couldn’t afford to own a practice, can with our Branch Partnership. As well as the range of equity options, you can sell your share at any time.

Yes! You have complete clinical freedom and the responsibility to instil the ethos you want for your practice and your team, and to reach targets you set for yourself.

Not at all – our partnership focuses on the difference you can make, not how commercially-minded or clinically experienced you are. We offer support, guidance and training to help you develop both clinically and commercially.

Our Branch Partners come from all backgrounds, with varying years’ clinical experience. Our unique Hub and Spoke model and community of 800 professionals means you’re always developing – becoming a Branch Partner expands your career prospects, it doesn’t limit them.

You can purchase up to 50% equity and benefit from unrivalled support in all areas of your role. Unlike independent practice owners, you’ll have access to our Hub and Spoke model complete with state-of-the-art equipment and specialists in our group; we’re an 800 strong vet community with more than 150 Branch Partners.

You’ll have complete clinical freedom and control of your work-life balance; as well as our standard four-day weeks, you’ll get six weeks’ holiday and maternity/paternity benefits. Your efforts will be rewarded financially in line with your practice’s success, meaning your income could vastly exceed your current salary expectations.

No, Branch Partners have the backing of our Support Centre and Clinical Operations Teams, for administrative and developmental support respectively. You’re never running a practice alone, as we’re there with you. In addition to our support, you can pair up with another Branch Partner to run the business together.

No, you embody your practice and still get to do what you do best – deliver exceptional care that’s always there. Your community will look to you and recognise you in your practice. Outside of that, we share in the risk, costs and profits and your pay is reflective of your position as a Branch Partner, meaning the more successful your practice becomes, the more you can earn.

All Medivet partnerships are supported to succeed, so if you’re interested in what you’ve read here, we’re more than happy to answer any further questions. For more information or a confidential chat, please contact Dr Ciara Mc Cormack, Director of Clinical Operations on ciara.mccormack@medivet.co.uk or call 07502 408 183.

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