Starting A Veterinary Practice

Starting your veterinary practice and becoming a business owner can be very fulfilling. However, without comprehensive guidance the start-up process can be time consuming and full of hidden costs. At Attridge Consulting, we provide you with market intelligence to find the perfect location and negotiate favourable terms for you. We've guided many veterinarians through the start-up phase of their practices and know what it takes to build a successful practice, with long-term growth.

Each veterinary practice has its particular strengths and weaknesses. We work by your side from conceptualization to inauguration day and advise you on the best options for your clinic. Our solution mitigates risk by using our expertise and contacts in the commercial real estate industry. We follow your vision and goals to help you make your dream a reality. We support you through each phase, providing you with the tools, knowledge and data to make the best business decisions.

Our veterinary start-up solutions simplify the process and allow you to concentrate on providing high-quality care to your patients.



A veterinary clinic has specific requirements. We pair those with your vision and objectives. We use this first meeting to collect information including: 

  • Your business goals
  • Your personal commitments
  • Your client profile
  • Services you will offer


We perform comprehensive demographic and geographic research based on animal clinic requirements and your vision. Through our in-house software tools we can: 

  • Identify geographic areas that meet your needs
  • Distinguish between weak and strong communities
  • Focus on the strongest areas


We localize the geographic areas that meet your requirements as an animal care professional and your business goals, by: 

  • Identifying locations based on your patient profile
  • Understanding area limitations
  • Recognizing area advantages
  • Focusing on strong trade areas


Through our close relationships with local and national landlords, developers and brokerage firms, we will find the best location for your veterinary clinic through: 

  • Accessing our exclusive database of future and existing commercial real estate properties
  • Utilizing our ability to see a full picture of the market
  • Filtering your preferences


The information pipeline is a critical step for successful negotiations, so we ensure that we:

  • Structure documentation based on each landlord to have a higher success rate
  • Work directly with commercial real estate specialists
  • Document your specific requirements
  • Deliver a successful message and procure more inducements


We negotiate from a position of strength and we always look out for your best interests. This means:

  • We use all the tools at our disposal, gained from our industry knowledge
  • We gain an inside track on the financial parameters between landlord and tenant
  • We secure favourable inducements for you


We take care of all reasonable steps to satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Financing
  • Zoning Assessment
  • Lease review
  • Space planning
  • Construction review


We offer support to ensure team communication and ensure a smooth transition in: 

  • Financing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Permitting

Our expertise and knowledge in each start-up phase provide you with competitive advantages in your market. We save you time and money.


At Attridge Consulting, we provide Market Intelligence solutions that allow us to pinpoint the strongest geographic areas.  We work closely with a broad pool of national and local players in the commercial real estate industry.  Our position as a neutral firm that solely represents healthcare professionals has garnered the trust of landlords, developers, and commercial real estate brokers, who continuously share with us available properties and other opportunities.