DWCf and JMC
from Northern California, 2017
Pacific Professionals, Drs. Ellie and Rick Wattles, and their fine team of associates made the sale of our Veterinary clinic go smoothly and efficiently. Ellie, in particular, always had the best advice and answers to our many concerns and questions. Not only her background as a Veterinary practitioner and business owner, but also her extensive knowledge and experience in selling veterinary practices and real estate, gave us every confidence in her ability to navigate the many forms and documents required of us throughout the selling process. We highly recommend Pacific Professionals, Inc.
RS, DVM 2011
I want to express my greatest appreciation for the support you have been giving me. Thank you! I want to also let you know going through such a process the way I did, magnifies the very high level of care and customer services that you and your office provide. Something that can not be found everywhere.
JMC, DVM 2008
If you want to sell your veterinary practice, I highly recommend Rick and Ellie Wattles at Pacific Professional, Inc. They are highly experienced in the veterinary field, having owned and sold several of their own practices and now many others. They will guide you through the process from the beginning, with excellent marketing, to the close of escrow and even for months after closing, tying up any loose ends that may occur. Rick’s skill with the finances and Ellie’s interpersonal skills combined with their great insight, intelligence and connections with lenders are incredible. I feel so fortunate to have had two such caring and competent veterinarians guide me through the process. Their professionalism and competence are only exceeded by their talent of under-promising and over-delivering.
JH, DVM 2014
The Pacific Professionals team succeeded in selling my practice where other brokers have failed. For a variety of reasons, the transaction was much more complicated than the typical practice sale. Ellie & Rick remained determined and resourceful through every bump in the road. Their in-depth knowledge of escrow techniques and their expert network of legal advisors, accountants, and escrow officers paved the way to a successful close.
AW, DVM 2012
Thank you so much for all the assistance with my practice sale. Your expertise aided in ensuring everything went smoothly.
Donn A. Moll, DVM and
Charles Juricek, DVM
It is now 3 1/2 weeks after the close of escrow on the sale of the Pinole Pet Hospital. It was a long road of about seven months with the making of many decisions. After owning and working at the Pinole Pet Hospital for 37 years I did have many emotions about the sale and changes that would take place. I am now working three days a week for the new owner and the transition has gotten easier with a little time. I still enjoy veterinary medicine and like the challenge of working in a new situation.
I do thank you, Ellie and Rick Wattles, with Pacific Professionals, for working with us and giving us advice that we definitely needed. It would have been very difficult without your knowledge and leadership. It was great when we first started that you came out to meet us and evaluate the Pinole Pet Hospital. You listened to us and tried to make it the best experience possible for us. You communicated very frequently with us through phone calls, emails, or texting. Ellie, you were always prompt and available to resolve a problem and to communicate with the buyer–which you did in a very professional and tactful way. You provided all the forms to evaluate our hospital and staff for the sale. You also provided the necessary forms and knowledge that is required of the buyer or seller for the sale to be proceed in an orderly and required fashion. Your advice with the Board of Equalization, DEA, and Employment Development Department was valuable. The advice about stating disclosures properly was helpful. We appreciated that you read and evaluated all documents that were exchanged between buyer and seller. You did get outside advice from an accountant and an attorney for legal matters when necessary.
Ellie and Rick Wattles, thanks for your due diligence with the sale of the Pinole Pet Hospital. We would recommend your services to anyone in the future.