Simmons and Associates
Byron S. Farquer, DVM is a Boettcher Scholar, and graduated from Colorado State University with honors in 1991 possessing both a BS and Doctorate Degree.
He completed a research project in equine orthopedics, assisted in the development of academic programs for use in the veterinary graduate training program at CSU Food Animal Department, and received additional education in enterprise budgeting and analysis at the College of Animal Sciences-CSU prior to entering private practice. His portfolio of experience includes veterinary hospital ownership, advanced business, real-estate, and brand marketing education, as well as certification in business appraisals. He is a recognized expert in ownership transition, practice management and valuation. He is a frequent national lecturer and published author. His topics include business development and structuring, practice financial analysis and profitability, professional image, ownership transition, and strategic business planning including mergers and alternative exit strategies. Currently Dr. Farquer owns two Simmons & Associates practice appraisal and brokerage firms located in Nevada and California, and serves on a number of industry advisory boards. He is the founder of a practice management educational company SmartStart Practice, LLC in Portland, OR that improves profit performance for small business owners. He is a content advisor for a national medical education network, emebaVet, LLC, and the COO and developer of a national veterinary lenders resource website as well as an original Charter Member of the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors now known as Vet Partners. He holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), certification by NACVA. The only business valuation credential which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Topic #1: Your Career and options beyond clinical medicine: your next 30 years -
Description: This lecture illustrates numerous options for the DVM including practice ownership, consulting, management, speaking, industry, media, entrepreneurialism (starting your own company/ventures). It is designed for veterinary students and new graduates, with the goal of enlightening them on the many and vast opportunities for DVM’s beyond clinical medicine. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate real-life success stories.
Other topics covered:
Buying and Selling
You're a Great Doctor, So What!
Facilities: Good, Bad and the Ugly
Veterinary Product Marketing
Branding: Building a Nike Practice
Fifteen Minute Financial Physical
Nothing Wrong with my Practice
7 Really Dumb Things Managers Do
Alternative Exit Strategies
State of the Vet Industry
What Creates Value in a Practice
Why Buy a Practice?
If You Build It, Will They Come?
What Business Are You In?
Why Become an Owner or Partner?
How to Market Your Services
First Break All the Rules
Surviving or Thriving in Management?
Uncompromising Quality and Service
Going from Good to Great
Advanced Marketng for Troubled Times
The Power of You - Empowering the Vet
It Started with a Paper Cut: Stop the Bleeding from OTC Sales - inventory management, addressing over the counter product sales
Veterinary Real Estate - Lease or Buy?
Improving Valuation Equal to One Year's Gross
Case Studies in Selling a Practice
How to Achieve the Financially Healthy Practice
Products: A crucial step to client happiness and practice profit
Worth Fighting For: Parasiticides and Preventive Care
Your First 6 Weeks of Ownership - Triumph or Tragedy?
Howdy Partner - Creating Partnerships in Business
Marketing Your Practice Like a Teenager
New Technology for the Business Office
Speaker Fees: Speaking fee can usually be covered by the Simmons Educational Fund, including travel. Mr. Farquer just needs to submit a request in advance for approval.
Phone: 2098452088 or 8773151954