Industry Partners

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Plus Partners

Architectural Werks, Inc.

Architectural Werks, Inc.

Providing veterinary architecture, space planning, interior design, consultation, and construction administration services throughout the Pacific NW since 1969.

Oregon Representative:

Jeff Clark, AIA: (425) 823-2244

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Columbia Bank

At Columbia Bank, we focus our energies on serving our veterinary clients better than any other financial institution. As a community-based bank, we offer a unique and unparalleled resource—a combination of professional expertise, individual attention and personal commitment. This commitment means we will work hard to understand your individual needs and counsel you on the financial decisions that affect your clinic. Our emphasis on relationship banking means you can rest assured that your veterinary clinic and finances remain well managed so you can concentrate on what you do best—providing services to your clients. But our commitment doesn't stop there. To better serve clinics outside our physical footprint, we have developed a wide range of products and services tailored to the veterinary industry that can fulfill all your banking needs no matter your location, while still providing you the relationship and service you expect from a community bank.

Oregon Representative:

John Campbell: (503) 799-4145

First Interstate Bank
Wherever you may find yourself in your practice’s financial cycle, our team of seasoned financial professionals at First Interstate Bank are here to help guide you through your next financial plan for growth, stability or succession. Our array of financial products from equipment loans, lines of credit, treasury solutions, deposits, industry cards, ACH and internet banking can be tailored to fit and suit your individual needs to help you reach your next goal. Give us a call and one of our professionals will schedule an appointment to come visit with you.

For more information, contact:

Callum Auer, Commercial Relationship Manager, (503) 499-5924 or

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Omni Practice Group

Over 100 years of Veterinary, Business, Finance, Brokering, and Real Estate experience. Trusted by veterinarians to purchase or sell veterinary medical practices and real estate including: associate to own, mergers, buyer’s representation, lease negotiation, building purchase/sale, associate placement and/or in-house transitions. We provide accredited valuations, creative financing solutions and personalized local service. Serving the Western United States with honesty and integrity. Initial consultation and analysis always free.


Jim Vander Mey, CPA, ABI, (877) 866-6053, ext. 2 or
Michael Kovsky, DVM  (877) 866-6053, ext. 5 or
Rodney Johnston, MBA, CMA (877) 866-6053, ext. 1 or

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Total Practice Solutions Group, LLC (Salzsieder & Associates)

We are independent brokers in the Pacific Region of Total Practice Solutions Group. TPSG is a nationwide group of veterinarians, brokers, attorneys and business experts. We meet your practice needs with Buyer Representation, Seller Representation, Appraisals, Financing Assistance, Management Consulting, Contract Negotiations, Legal Representation, Transition Planning and Real Estate Sales and Leasing. As a veterinarian, attorney and Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA) Karl Salzsieder is uniquely qualified to provide practice owners and future buyers with honest, experienced advice to find value in your practice, to assist in the practice sale and to get clients results in the succession planning area.


Rex C. Salzsieder, CVA Analyst: (360) 636-1228 or (360) 560-7808 or
Karl Salzsieder DVM, JD, AVA: (360) 636-1228 or

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AcuroVet is a complete veterinary practice management software, regardless of the type of veterinary medicine you practice: small or large animal, mobile or hospital based, small or large practice, holistic or allopathic, or general practitioner or specialist. AcuroVet provides image-based record keeping, with left, right, dorsal and ventral views of 3 animal models (dog, cat, horse—with more to come!).  Map out skin mass, imaging results, acupuncture findings and treatment, chiropractic findings and treatment, and much more. The AcuroVet application allows on-the-go access to your AcuroVet records—even offline—allowing you the freedom to take medical notes even in remote areas or in patient’s homes. Make your next appointment and create invoices quickly and easily with the application. OVMA members get 10% off 12 months of AcuroVet subscription. Use code OREGONVMA10 at checkout.

For more information, contact

Maureen Kelleher at (760) 504-8627 or


The AVMA PLIT delivers the most complete and supportive professional insurance program available to veterinarians. The PLIT’s comprehensive program gives you all the protection you need throughout your career. This includes professional liability, license defense, business insurance policies, workers’ compensation, employment practices liability, automobile, and comprehensive personal insurance solutions that have unique terms and provisions tailored to veterinarians, giving you greater protection and control.

Sales and Service Center:

800-228-PLIT (7548) or

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BnK Construction, Inc.

Veterinary and Pet Care Facilities are a unique and specialized type of construction that demands a qualified and experienced contractor. BnK Construction, Inc. can assist you in all aspects of your project from site selection, equipment procurement, design on through complete construction. Please visit our Web site to discover what BnK can do for you!

For more information, contact:

Rick Shandy at (503) 342-4352

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

NexGard. The chewable flea and tick killer is preferred by dogs is also the only one FDA approved to prevent infections that cause Lyme disease. NexGard kills infected black-legged ticks before the bacteria that cause Lyme disease can be transmitted. For puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.

Oregon Representatives:

Jake Ray, District Manager: (253) 225-4650
Gaea Walker, Northwestern Oregon: (503) 894-3085
Dr. Amelie Hatfield, Professional Services Veterinarian, Portland: (503) 333-5128
Dr. Scott Carter, Professional Services Veterinarian: (435) 764-1739
Signe Severs, Portland: (206) 755-9626
Chris Gaub, Southern Oregon: (541) 602-8571
Lisa Olson, Bend: (541) 213-8151
Amber Roney, Vancouver WA: (360) 844-0744

Buckley Law PC

Joe Carlisle is a shareholder in Buckley Law's healthcare and litigation practice groups and regularly represents clients in transactions, as well as in court. His practice is focused primarily on business transactions and disputes, including business litigation, employment litigation, healthcare matters, veterinary practice matters, breach of contract and fraud claims.


Joe Carlisle, (503) 620-8900

Epicur Pharma

Adding a unique new offering to the veterinary industry, Epicur Pharma is a mini-manufacturer, producing drugs such as Tacrolimus Eyedrops, Buprenorphine Injection and Gabapentin tablets. Epicur is overseen by the FDA and is considered a 503B Registered Outsourcing Facility. Epicur follows Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) which are the same rules and regulations as the pharmaceutical companies. Epicur Pharma is proud to be a pioneer in animal drug standards, offering the largest selection of manufactured drugs that are traditionally compounded. Be sure to request Epicur products to get true quality that is backed by FDA oversight! Epicur products will be distributed directly to veterinary hospitals and offered through Stokes Pharmacy for individual patient prescriptions. Epicur is a new division of Stokes Healthcare (founded in 1975) and Stokes Pharmacy is a sister division.

Oregon Representative:

Branson Bruce: (856) 818-8625

Hippo Manager

Hippo Manager is the largest independently-owned, cloud-based veterinary practice management software provider in the United States. It is easy to use, intuitive and simple to learn. We serve as the central nervous system for veterinary practices, integrating patient data with labs, pharmacy, client communication, and more.


Allie Colantuoni: (859) 300-3577
Sam Razor: (877) 819-0159
Sarah Razor: (859) 396-8256

Lakefield Veterinary Group

Lakefield is a privately held, family-owned company building communities of like-minded veterinarians. We know you've spent a lifetime building a veterinary hospital defined by personal care, a unique culture, and dedication to your community. We believe this legacy matters more than anything. By partnering with Lakefield when you transition the ownership of your hospital, we preserve and protect that legacy for decades to come.


Craig Coughlin, Executive Vice President, Business Development: (503) 888-3191
Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC, Chief Medical Officer: (612) 802-5031

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Medical Professionals Financial Group

Mackenzie Martin with Medical Professionals Financial Group is part of a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the financial health and well-being of our clients.  Our strength is generated from long-term commitment to our clients and veterinary, medical and dental communities. Mackenzie provides guidance for investments, insurance (life/disability/long term care) and financial planning. She is the endorsed advisor for financial planning for PVMA and WSVMA Members.

For a consultation, please contact:  Mackenzie Martin at (503) 697-0817 or
Registered Representative offering securities through Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG). Member FINRA/SIPC. Medical Professionals Financial Group is not affiliated with IFG. Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction 310 N. State St. Suite 206 Lake Oswego OR 97034. OR Insurance License #708320

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For Equine Owners:

Norwest Contractors Inc.
We Start with Smart: A Plan and a Partnership. For No-Surprises No-Regrets Veterinary Construction. Remove All Doubt, Ask a Fellow Vet!

  • Dr. Libbi Hawkins, Gabriel Park Vet Clinic, (3 projects) (503) 245-7275
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Heartfelt Vet, (2 projects) (503) 765-1210
  • Dr. Debbie Cochell, Sequoia/Woodburn Vet Clinics (2 projects) (503) 266-6090
  • Dr. Jean Battig, Animal Dental Clinic, (503) 292-4533
  • Dr. Courtney Anders, Heart Animal Hospital, (503) 954-3393
  • Dr. Christine Ortner, Cascade Animal Hospital, (503) 655-1722

For more information:

Angella Heiber: (503) 291-6986 ext. 25

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Pet Pharmacy NW

Established 1991. An Oregon pharmacy. Free shipping. Most prescriptions process the same day. We make compounded medications for companion pets with Pharmaceutical Grade Chemicals. Each active ingredient chemical has a Certificate of Analysis by independent lab to ensure Medical grade ingredients. All our professional training and experience is about designing customized medications for companion pets to support veterinarians to provide the best medical care to their patients. We do not sell commercial products or supplies. Our state-of-the-art compounding lab is certified by an independent certification company to maintain national standards for compounded medications.


(888) 577-8540

Simmons & Associates Northwest

Practice Sales/Purchases/Buy-ins/Appraisals. Ease. Education. Experience. We put the longest established, most experienced, veterinary brokerage and appraisal team to work for you. We educate you on value, the buying and selling process, and your options, to bring you ease and comfort knowing you, your practice, and your dreams are in good hands. Working with buyers achieving practice ownership dreams. Working with sellers achieving rewards from years of hard work. Getting deals done!

For more information, contact:

Nikki Nitz, CPA, CMA: (208) 664-3100

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Western Veterinary Partners

Western Veterinary Partners (WVP) is a Veterinary Support Organization based in Denver, CO that acquires practices exclusively in the Western United States.  WVP’s focus is to preserve the culture and legacy of a practice, resulting in a smooth transition of ownership.  We take great care in listening to what a practice owner is looking to achieve and ensure that those goals are carried through a partnership. WVP offers practice owners an alternative to the traditional practice transition model. Our unique affiliation program offers the opportunity to be a part of a greater group network ensuring financial stability and alleviating administrative burdens.

For more information, contact:

Gillian Vance: (720) 640-7823
Mike Rubey: (916) 601-0300


Zoetis is the world leader in animal health. We discover, develop, manufacture and market veterinary medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and technical services. We work to help meet the growing worldwide demand for meat, poultry, fish, and dairy foods and the increasing desire for animal companionship. With our singular focus on animal health, we strive to make our products, services and people the most valued by our veterinarian and livestock producer customers around the world.


  • Alex Hacker, Strategic Account Manager: (503) 449-1578
  • Keri Weppler, Area Business Manager: (703) 307-6333
  • Erin Kilroy, Territory Business Manager, South Portland - Willamette Valley: (425) 442-2378
  • Theresa Jones, Territory Business Manager, North & West Portland: (503) 481-135
  • Andrew Springer, Territory Business Manager, East Portland - Central Oregon: (928) 853-6556
  • Kara Vezzani, Territory Business Manager, Eugene - Southern Oregon: (541) 690-0276
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Professional Services Veterinarian: (503) 200-0346
  • Katie Patrick, Diagnostic Solutions Consultant - Oregon: (971) 263-3579

Updated: 2020-09-10 07:00:00

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association