Veterinary Practice

Does your current accounting practice have specialist knowledge of the veterinary industry?

At SFB, our accounting professionals are experienced working in the veterinary industry and can provide your practice with a complete range of accountancy services tailored to your needs. Whether you need small business accounting as a sole practitioner or a more corporate approach such as a partnership operating from a number of surgeries, we can provide the business and personal financial planning, accounting and tax services that your practice needs, to achieve the financial security and growth you desire.

SFB’s knowledge and experience in your area means that we fully understand the issues facing you and can provide you with bespoke cost-effective accounting and business services.

SFB’s specialist services for veterinary practices include:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping. As professional accountants, we provide all the accounting and bookkeeping services you would expect, using advanced cloud accounting software including SAGE, Xero and QuickBooks, so all your financial records and data are always within quick and easy reach. We also offer payroll services, which we have found is a big time saver when we take it off our clients’ desks.
  • Management accounts. Outsourced accounting with us will include keeping your management accounts, quarterly or monthly, so that you always have an accurate record of all your financial transactions, inputs and outputs, so you know exactly where the business is and what its profitability is. In turn, this will hope with forecasting, and give early warnings of any issues that might need to be addressed.
  • Taxation advice and compliance. Our tax professionals will ensure that your business follows all of HMRC’s compliance rules for your business tax. We will also deal with personal tax returns as part of a full range of tax services.
  • Setting up a practice. Setting up a new business and becoming business owners can be a complex process, with all the things that need to be thought about and actioned. From incorporation, through to starting trading and beyond, we are here to help.
  • Change of ownership. This happens quite often, as practices buy, sell and merge or, of course when owners/directors retire and the issue of business succession needs to be addressed. Once again, we have plenty of experience in this area and can advise you, professionally, all along the way. Often the need for goodwill valuations crops up, and we are experienced in the provision of these as well.
  • Succession Planning. This is a specialist field of accounting that will ensure a smooth transition when the time comes to retire and hand over the reins to other directors, family members or otherwise. The sooner a succession plan is out in place, the better the outcome will be.
  • Business plans, structures and financial forecasts. Financial forecasts and the structure needed to achieve them are at the centre of any business plan. Both are essential for the smooth operation and on-going profitable growth of any veterinary practice, and we offer business accounting and advisory services that will help you make the right decisions for the future.

Every business sector is unique as are the companies within it, and Veterinary businesses are no exception. This means strong experience of the sector is required in order to deliver the specialist advice that is essential so that the full potential of the practice can be reached. . SFB has been around as an accounting, business advisory and tax accountants practice since 1955 (when we were called Stewart, Fletcher & Barrett) and we have been providing accounting solutions and advisory services to a wide range of industries, including veterinary businesses since then. So, you can be sure we have the knowledge and experience across all types of accounting to deliver for you.

SFB will take care of your practice’s financial requirements, from audit and tax services to advisory services, so you have a platform for growth.

To arrange a free no-obligation meeting to discuss how SFB’s professional services can help you and your veterinary business to achieve its goals, either at one of our premises, your office, or over a digital medium such as Teams or Zoom, please contact us today on 03333 444 171 or