Looking to join something amazing? Consider selling your practice to Independent Vetcare Ireland.

Whether you are looking to retire, strengthen or grow your practice, just wanting day to day support or keen to hand over the business side of things so you can focus on being a vet, IVC Ireland is the perfect choice.

Secure the future of your practice whilst preserving your history and culture

Enjoy full access to our wide range of support services, from HR to recruitment and everything in-between

Joining a national veterinary community allows you to exchange expertise and advice from colleagues

If you are looking to sell your practice, IVC Ireland is your number one choice. As Europe’s biggest veterinary group, we understand vets, and we know that the decision to sell your business is not one that is taken lightly. When joining IVC, we handle your case in an individual manner, respectfully and sensitively, while also looking ahead to the future of your practice. Your practice’s name and branding will stay the same and you will retain as much clinical and managerial freedom as possible. We will protect your existing staff too, as well as providing assistance with all aspects of the day-to-day running of your practice.

Our Principles

Over 1,300 practices have joined our family since 2011 and we believe this is because we stay true to our six key principles, which our business is built around.

Investment in your practice

We invest our money in refurbishments, facilities, equipment and technology so you can provide the best possible care for your patients and clients.

Clinically-led practices

We believe the best practices are led by vets, and we want it to stay that way. That’s why we have so many of them sitting on our board.

Belief in people

The success of a practice is down to the individuals that work there. That’s why we invest in continuous professional development for all IVC staff.

An independent spirit

Your clinic is the heart of your community, and we want it to stay that way. We always keep the spirit of the original practice intact.

Exceptional care

We know your primary concern is delivering the best possible care. That’s why IVC practices always put their patients and clients first.

Sharing expertise

We’re incredibly proud of the depth of talent amongst our Referral Clinicians and their state-of-the-art facilities.

How does it work?

Here’s a brief outline of the acquisition process:

A member of our team will contact you to arrange a confidential discussion.

You’ll be in good hands. As fellow vets, we understand that this is a sensitive time for you and will treat the process with the utmost respect to you and your business. 

If you agree to sell, we’ll work with you closely throughout the due diligence and completion process.

What does one of our practices say about the process?

See what Tom Fitzsimons of Garden Lodge Vets said about the process of joining Independent Vetcare Ireland.

Frequent Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions:

If you are interested in speaking to us, one of our IVC Ireland Team will get in touch with you for a confidential discussion. You are in good hands; fellow vets Andrew Ash MRCVS, Keith Chandler MRCVS and Martin Caton MRCVS know this is a sensitive time for you and your business and treat the whole process with the utmost confidentiality and respect. If you agree to sell, the team will work with you throughout the due diligence and completion process, we believe this continuity and relationship is key to a smooth process and minimises stress for those joining the group.

Every practice sale is different. In many ways it depends on how prepared for the sale you are. The shortest sale process we have is 12 weeks.

You have worked hard to build to good name and trust within your local community and we would never ask you to change it, we really value the independence of your practice.

Of course. Our fantastic HR and dedicated recruitment team are there to help you fill any vacancies you may have. You will get a huge amount of support to ensure the right person joins your team. Do not forget, we also have our industry leading graduate schemes for both vets and nurses, which gives you access to the brightest new talent in the industry.

Of course you can! Although some practice owners will choose to retire, 90% of practice owners are still with us. With the additional support that joining the group provides, vets quite often find a new lease of life and passion for the profession again.

We will consider any practice in Ireland because there are various permutations which can make the process work for all involved. The first thing you need to do is get in touch so we can get the ball rolling.

All members of your team will join the group with their current terms and conditions. In addition to that IVC offer extensive training, career development and an employee benefits scheme which your team will have immediate access to. IVC aims to be the employer of choice for the industry.

Interested?

We would love to hear from you

For a confidential no obligation discussion, contact Kim and Dáire today.