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 two DVMs 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.

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Loan Solutions

  • Acquisition

    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.

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  • Construction

    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.

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  • 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.

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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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As acquisition loan experts, we know what a successful ownership transition entails. This guide offers a comprehensive look at business acquisitions.

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Why Live Oak


We’ll take you where you need to go with our deep industry and product expertise. Our team understands the ins and outs of different business models, and we package your loan accordingly. Every industry has its own nuances and our lenders get that. When it comes to matching your businesses with the best loan, you can trust that it will be the ideal fit.


Our commitment to efficiency and transparency helps you avoid costly mistakes. We work hard to streamline the entire loan process, from the initial conversation to the day you get your money. Throughout your Live Oak experience, we’ll keep you updated and informed. By taking advantage of next-generation technology, your loan will move through each stage seamlessly. Our experienced team knows that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it.


We strive to provide unmatched service and an unwavering dedication to your success. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Live Oak. We like to say that we treat every customer like our only customer, and we honestly mean that. Your hopes, your dreams and your goals hold a lot of weight – it is what we work together to achieve. Going above and beyond for you is simply how we operate. We can only say that we’re successful when you are too, so we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.

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