Ireland: Vet Practice Survey Report

This makes for interesting reading and highlights the challenges facing the future of veterinary practice in Ireland.  Key areas noted to be a challenge by respondents included keeping accounts in order, succession planning, incorporation, compliance and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  In addition, the following points raise concerns over the future of the sector.

  • Almost half of vet practice owners in Ireland are over the age of 50.
  •   Almost half of veterinary practices employ less than 5 staff.  This reduces attractiveness to potential buyers.
  •   55% of vet practice owners have not considered succession and nearly 60% have not identified potential future buy-in partners

Over 100 respondents participated in the survey, by HLB Sheehan Quinn.  Read the full report here

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