Our lending experts are focused on helping veterinarians obtain financing to achieve their dreams—even if you have faced road blocks in the past. In fact, Live Oak Bank was founded solely as a veterinary lender and has a DVM on staff to educate and provide value to our customers and veterinary students that may be future practice owners.

Working with devoted veterinarians like you every day, we understand what it takes for your practice to succeed. We also understand the challenges you’re faced with every day as a small business owner. If you’re looking to begin a ground-up construction project, acquire a practice, refinance or make improvements, we’re the right financing partner to help you reach your goals.

Loan Solutions


Acquiring an existing practice is a great start to veterinary practice ownership. Live Oak offers financing for the acquisition of an existing veterinary practice as well as the real estate.


You may need to build to expand the footprint of your clinic. A veterinary construction loan is a wonderful way to invest in the future of your veterinary practice.

Multi-Practice Ownership

Expanding to multiple locations is a great next step after successful ownership. Financing will allow you to scale your veterinary practice and achieve new levels of growth.

Need a little guidance and advice? Contact a loan specialist, they're ready to help.

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We help you achieve more

We’re on a mission to be America’s small business bank. Our deep knowledge and product expertise help us match you with the best solution to meet your unique needs. We’re proud to invest in America’s business owners because your drive drives us.

The best part of owning your own practice and business like this, to me, is the great sense of pride and accomplishment. It gives you a sense of safety and security—knowing you've accomplished what you have been wanting to do all your life...dreams do come true."

- Dr. Sam Smith, Co-owner of Paws & Claws Animal Hospital

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When you work with Live Oak, consider us a true partner to help you buy, build or expand your business.

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From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
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  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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