About VetValue

Revolutionizing practice valuation services for the benefit of independent practice owners.

Years of valuation experience
Years of IT experience
Years of veterinary expertise
Money in closed sales for our clients

The VetValue Difference

More Efficient > No more consultant site visits, or multi-hour phone calls.  We have made valuations quicker and cheaper by offering a web-based application to manage your entire valuation.

More Accurate >  We have applied our superior knowledge of private market veterinary practice transaction values to better estimate the value of your practice in today’s market.

More Intelligence > Our valuation reports help you manage your practice more effectively today, or better prepare for a practice transition.

Meet the VetValue Team

Our people
Brian Cavanaugh

Brian is passionate about harnessing technology to make complex workflow processes more effective and efficient and, over his career, he has been both a provider and consumer of private market enterprise valuation services.

His expertise in private market enterprise valuation has been honed by his advisory work at Cavanaugh Partners, his role as the CFO of an investment management firm with over $1 billion of investments in smaller-size, privately-held companies, and his work as an advisor on very large corporate bankruptcies.

Brian founded, and has led, Cavanaugh Partners since late 2014. Cavanaugh Partners has focused exclusively on advising large Specialty-Emergency veterinary practice owners as they navigate the rapid consolidation of the industry financed by private equity and debt capital. His clients have consistently concluded successful transactions, each of which has set the new “high water mark” for valuation in the industry, resulting in over $350 million of total value secured for his clients. His extensive and continuing experience advising on private market transactions in the veterinary services industry affords Brian unique insight into the most current transaction valuation data.

In addition to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of numerous companies, Brian has advised clients regarding companies of all sizes, from startups to multi-national, multi-billion dollar companies.

Brian spent the first 14 formative years of his career in capital markets roles at JP Morgan and BT Alex Brown, as a fixed income securities trader, a capital markets specialist and an investment banker, serving large corporate and governmental clients.

Brian received his BA from the College of Wooster, where his academic focus was in Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where his academic focus was in Finance and Accounting. While earning his MBA, Brian also served as a Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Department of the Cornell University College of Engineering.
Carson Taylor

Carson is passionate about offering independent, best-in-class practice valuation services in an efficient manner befitting the 21st century.

Carson began his career in Transaction Advisory as a member of the Healthcare Services Corporate Finance team at RBC Capital Market’s Investment Bank. In his 8 years with the group he advised on a variety of merger and financing transactions for independent and private equity-owned companies in the retail healthcare market, including companies in the dental, veterinary services and physician services industries. Carson has helped veterinary practice owners he has represented secure the highest general veterinary practice valuations to date, creating over $425 million of wealth for such practice owners over the past 5 years.

Carson enjoys playing bass guitar, skiing, fishing, as well as other outdoor pursuits. Carson received his B.A. from Amherst College (Magna Cum Laude), and MBA (with distinction) from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Alan Ellman

Alan has extensive experience in designing, building, operating and scaling complex data management systems, including Web-based services. Alan founded ScreamingMedia (NASDAQ: SCRM), in 1993 as the first Web-based content marketplace.

ScreamingMedia, the largest content integrator and syndicator of proprietary content, merged with CBS Marketwatch in 2002. CBS Marketwatch was subsequently purchased by Dow Jones, which itself was subsequently purchased by NewsCorp.

Alan is also very entrepreneurial. In 2003, Alan founded Cast Iron, one of the first New York City-based start-up company incubators. Cast Iron funded the Oscar-nominated movie “SuperSize Me” and funded touchmedia.cn, an interactive kiosk that ultimately displayed in 40,000 taxicabs. Alan subsequently created Emergent Trading, a “black box” trading platform that made trading decisions based on algorithmic analysis of large volumes of market data. Emergent capitalized upon chronic market mispricing that persisted from 2004 to 2008, during which Emergent’s fund generated investment returns that outpaced all hedge fund long/short index averages.

Alan has more recently been consulting with large and small companies primarily helping them transform, grow, create efficiencies through technology, and address new markets. His recent work has been for healthcare clients requiring HIPPA-compliant data security in their applications, including building a secure messaging application for hospital operating room staff and a consumer-facing application to assist Lupus patients manage their chronic disease.

Alan received a BS in finance from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Fordham University and, more recently, a certificate from MIT in Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

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Practice valuation is built over years or decades. Even if you don't plan on selling your practice this year, VetValue's practice valuation can help you meet your future goals. Register today to see what VetValue can do for you — you won't be disappointed.

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