Industry Partners

Thank you to our industry partners for supporting the OVMA and our public relations program.

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Plus Partners

Architectural Werks, Inc.

Architectural Werks, Inc.

Providing veterinary architecture, space planning, interior design, consultation, and construction administration services throughout the Pacific NW since 1969.

Oregon Representative:

Jeff Clark, AIA: (425) 823-2244

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First Interstate Bank
Wherever you may find yourself in your practice’s financial cycle, our team of seasoned financial professionals at First Interstate Bank are here to help guide you through your next financial plan for growth, stability or succession. Our array of financial products from equipment loans, lines of credit, treasury solutions, deposits, industry cards, ACH and internet banking can be tailored to fit and suit your individual needs to help you reach your next goal. Give us a call and one of our professionals will schedule an appointment to come visit with you.

For more information, contact:

Roger Schliecher at (503) 499-5933 or

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Omni Practice Group

Over 100 years of Veterinary, Business, Finance, Brokering, and Real Estate experience. Trusted by veterinarians to purchase or sell veterinary medical practices and real estate including: associate to own, mergers, buyer’s representation, lease negotiation, building purchase/sale, associate placement and/or in-house transitions. We provide accredited valuations, creative financing solutions and personalized local service. Serving the Western United States with honesty and integrity. Initial consultation and analysis always free.


Jim Vander Mey, CPA, ABI, (877) 866-6053, ext. 2 or
Michael Kovsky, DVM  (877) 866-6053, ext. 5 or
Rodney Johnston, MBA, CMA (877) 866-6053, ext. 1 or

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Total Practice Solutions Group, LLC (Salzsieder & Associates)

We are independent brokers in the Pacific Region of Total Practice Solutions Group. TPSG is a nationwide group of veterinarians, brokers, attorneys and business experts. We meet your practice needs with Buyer Representation, Seller Representation, Appraisals, Financing Assistance, Management Consulting, Contract Negotiations, Legal Representation, Transition Planning and Real Estate Sales and Leasing. As a veterinarian, attorney and Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA) Karl Salzsieder is uniquely qualified to provide practice owners and future buyers with honest, experienced advice to find value in your practice, to assist in the practice sale and to get clients results in the succession planning area.


Karl Salzsieder DVM, JD, AVA: (360) 636-1228 or

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AcuroVet is a complete veterinary practice management software, regardless of the type of veterinary medicine you practice: small or large animal, mobile or hospital based, small or large practice, holistic or allopathic, or general practitioner or specialist. AcuroVet provides image-based record keeping, with left, right, dorsal and ventral views of 3 animal models (dog, cat, horse—with more to come!).  Map out skin mass, imaging results, acupuncture findings and treatment, chiropractic findings and treatment, and much more. The AcuroVet application allows on-the-go access to your AcuroVet records—even offline—allowing you the freedom to take medical notes even in remote areas or in patient’s homes. Make your next appointment and create invoices quickly and easily with the application. OVMA members get 10% off 12 months of AcuroVet subscription. Use code OREGONVMA10 at checkout.

For more information, contact

Maureen Kelleher at (760) 504-8627 or


For over 55 years, AVMA PLIT has supported veterinarians with an insurance program designed by and for veterinarians. Today, the PLIT offers an extensive array of services including professional liability, business and personal insurance. Additionally, the PLIT provides veterinarians with comprehensive educational materials in the form of safety training modules, newsletters and an online library of resources.

Sales and Service Center:

800-228-PLIT (7548)

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BnK Construction, Inc.

Veterinary and Pet Care Facilities are a unique and specialized type of construction that demands a qualified and experienced contractor. BnK Construction, Inc. can assist you in all aspects of your project from site selection, equipment procurement, design on through complete construction. Please visit our Web site to discover what BnK can do for you!

For more information, contact:

Rick Shandy at (503) 342-4352

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

NexGard. The chewable flea and tick killer is preferred by dogs is also the only one FDA approved to prevent infections that cause Lyme disease. NexGard kills infected black-legged ticks before the bacteria that cause Lyme disease can be transmitted. For puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.

Oregon Representatives:

Jake Ray, District Manager: (253) 225-4650
Gaea Walker, Northwestern Oregon: (503) 894-3085
Dr. Amelie Hatfield, Portland: (503) 333-5128
Chris Gaub, Southern Oregon: (541) 602-8571
Lisa Olson, Bend: (541) 213-8151
Amber Roney, Vancouver WA: (360) 844-0744

CBC Practice Banking

CBC Practice Banking is a division of CBC Bank that is completely dedicated to the Veterinary Profession. We offer handcrafted lending solutions to our veterinarians for a variety of endeavors. These endeavors include practice acquisition, construction, student loan debt refinance, business debt refinance, and new practice locations. We believe in keeping veterinary medicine in the hands of veterinarians and have a dedicated team whose clients are only veterinarians. As a true partner to our clients we support them through our Practice Foundation Series and Owner’s Academy to help them be successful in their practice and in life.

Oregon Representative:

Joseph Coury, (440) 554-3524

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What Banks Look for When Lending for Practice Ownership

Lakefield Veterinary Group

Lakefield is a privately held, family-owned company building communities of like-minded veterinarians. We know you've spent a lifetime building a veterinary hospital defined by personal care, a unique culture, and dedication to your community. We believe this legacy matters more than anything. By partnering with Lakefield when you transition the ownership of your hospital, we preserve and protect that legacy for decades to come.


Craig Coughlin, Executive Vice President, Business Development: (503) 888-3191
Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC, Chief Medical Officer: (612) 802-5031

Medical Professionals Financial Group

Mackenzie Martin with Medical Professionals Financial Group is part of a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the financial health and well-being of our clients.  Our strength is generated from long-term commitment to our clients and veterinary, medical and dental communities. Mackenzie provides guidance for investments, insurance (life/disability/long term care) and financial planning. She is the endorsed advisor for financial planning for PVMA and WSVMA Members.

For a consultation, please contact:  Mackenzie Martin at (503) 697-0817 or
Registered Representative offering securities through Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG). Member FINRA/SIPC. Medical Professionals Financial Group is not affiliated with IFG. Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction 310 N. State St. Suite 206 Lake Oswego OR 97034. OR Insurance License #708320

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For Equine Owners:

Norwest Contractors Inc.
We Start with Smart: A Plan and a Partnership. For No-Surprises No-Regrets Veterinary Construction. Remove All Doubt, Ask a Fellow Vet!

  • Dr. Libbi Hawkins, Gabriel Park Vet Clinic, (3 projects) (503) 245-7275
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Heartfelt Vet, (2 projects) (503) 765-1210
  • Dr. Debbie Cochell, Sequoia/Woodburn Vet Clinics (2 projects) (503) 266-6090
  • Dr. Jean Battig, Animal Dental Clinic, (503) 292-4533
  • Dr. Courtney Anders, Heart Anima Hospital, (503) 954-3393
  • Dr. Christine Ortner, Cascade Animal Hospital, (503) 655-1722

For more information:

Angella Heiber: (503) 291-6986 ext. 25

Pet Pharmacy NW

We do not sell commercial veterinary products, supplements, flea collars, or vaccines. For we feel veterinary clinics are well-equipped to serve their clientele with these needs. We prepare prescriptions in our state of the art compounding pharmacy. Our clean rooms are certified every 6 months in accordance with USP <795> and <797> guidelines by an independent company. Our pharmacy labs include an independently certified Class 1000 clean room equipped with a Class 100 Laminar flow hoods and a Class 10,000 clean room. We regularly send samples of our products out to an independent testing facility to ensure accuracy, potency, sterility, and BUD. Our pharmacy has been a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America since 1991. In order to suit your needs, we offer free shipping and most prescriptions can be completed on the same day.


(800) 934-6337 or

Simmons & Associates Northwest

Practice Sales/Purchases/Buy-ins/Appraisals. Ease. Education. Experience. We put the longest established, most experienced, veterinary brokerage and appraisal team to work for you. We educate you on value, the buying and selling process, and your options, to bring you ease and comfort knowing you, your practice, and your dreams are in good hands. Working with buyers achieving practice ownership dreams. Working with sellers achieving rewards from years of hard work. Getting deals done!

For more information, contact:

Nikki Nitz, CPA, CMA: (208) 664-3100

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Stokes 503B, FDA Registered Outsourcing Facility

Stokes 503B is a FDA Registered Outsourcing Facility. As an outsourcing facility, Stokes 503B products meet stringent federal rules and regulations to ensure control over all aspects of manufacturing operations. This control establishes the consistent quality and integrity of its products from batch to batch. Referred to as current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), these rules and regulations are the same as those followed by the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Stokes is one of the only compounding pharmacies in the veterinary industry to achieve 503B registration. Choosing Stokes 503B preparations is a critical step you can take to better ensure the health and safety of your patients. It is precision compounding at its best—something few compounding pharmacies in the nation can achieve.

Oregon Representative:

Branson Bruce: (856) 818-8625


Zoetis is the world leader in animal health. We discover, develop, manufacture and market veterinary medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and technical services. We work to help meet the growing worldwide demand for meat, poultry, fish, and dairy foods and the increasing desire for animal companionship. With our singular focus on animal health, we strive to make our products, services and people the most valued by our veterinarian and livestock producer customers around the world.


  • Alex Hacker, Strategic Account Manager: (503) 449-1578
  • Keri Weppler, Area Business Manager: (703) 307-6333
  • Erin Kilroy, Territory Business Manager, South Portland - Willamette Valley: (425) 442-2378
  • Theresa Jones, Territory Business Manager, West Portland - Western Oregon: (503) 481-135
  • Andrew Springer, Territory Business Manager, East Portland - Central Oregon: (928) 853-6556
  • Kara Vezzani, Territory Business Manager, Eugene - Southern Oregon: (541) 690-0276
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Professional Services Veterinarian: (503) 200-0346

Updated: 2019-10-04 07:00:00

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association