Finally, a Lending Partner that Gets It

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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Acquisition Guide

Consider this guide veterinary practice ownership 101. This free, downloadable resource will set you on a path to success for acquiring a veterinary practice.

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Why Live Oak


Whether you’re a recent DVM or a seasoned veterinarian ready to take your existing practice to the next level, our team of veterinary financing experts are ready to help. We know how to run a successful veterinary practice and exclusively work with veterinarians all day, every day.


As a small business owner, we know your employees and customers are like family, and we feel the same way about you. You can always count on our veterinary financing team to give you honest recommendations that will benefit your personal and business financials.


At Live Oak Bank, we aim to treat each customer like they’re the only customer. Once your loan closes, you will be assigned a Live Oak Bank business analyst who will answer any questions you might have, perform a quarterly financial analysis and collaborate on how to improve your veterinary practice.

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