Total Practice Solutions Group

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Brokers and Agents

TPSG is comprised of eight broker member territories to provide the best in class service.  Please contact the member in your state to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Richard Alker, DVM

Sales Area: Florida,

Dr. Alker is a 1985 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He founded Panama City Animal Hospital in 1987, which grew rapidly to a very successful small animal and equine practice. Along with his Practice endeavors Dr. Alker was involved in some successful Commercial Real Estate ventures, which has given him the desire and experience to help fellow Veterinarians get the most for their Real Estate and Practice Investments. In 2009 Dr. Alker sold his Practice and immediately joined Total Practice Solutions Group specifically handling the Florida market. Dr. Alker brings Over 20 years of Hospital Administration and Practice Management, a strong interest in Commercial Real Estate, and a keen desire to help Veterinarians get all they can from their Practice when it comes time to sell. In his spare time Dr. Alker and his wife Natalie, raise Thoroughbreds on their farm in Ocala, Fl. They have a daughter who is a recent graduate of Flagler College and …

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John Bryk, DVM

Sales Area: Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia,

As a founding member of TPSG, John P. Bryk, DVM, brings over 18 years of practice ownership and business savvy into our group. Dr. Bryk’s forte has been to buy a veterinary practice, then develop the practice and improve the real estate to its highest potential for maximum sale ability. He has acquired and sold three successful veterinary practices, and is currently a partner in a fourth. Dr. Bryk and his partner also developed a unique supplement business. Mapleton Vetplex specializes in developing mineral and vitamin formulations for specific problems of the different animal species. The company now sells canine, camilid, equine, and bovine products throughout the United States. Areas of Expertise Veterinary practice valuations Facilitating negotiations for sales and associate buy-ins Acquiring financing for the new practice owner Dr. Bryk will be able to help the owner not yet wanting to sell, make their practice more saleable at a later date. TPSG has many veterinarians who contact us about …

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William Crank, DVM

Sales Area: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia,

Bill R. Crank, DVM, 1991 graduate of The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine, has been practicing veterinary medicine for 22 years in rural West Virginia and Ohio.  His practice provides preventative care, medical treatment, and surgical services.  Crank also manages his family owned agribusiness where they feed over one thousand head of cattle annually and run a bull test /cow-calf operation.  In addition to the livestock business, they are involved in an extensive row crop operation. Dr. Crank brings a wealth of experience as an owner and manager of a 3 doctor practice.   He understands the demands and sacrifices of growing a successful veterinary practice.  Moreover, He has worked with several associates and has a deep appreciation for their contributions to his business.  Without new veterinarians entering the field, our practices would be extremely limited in their growth.  He is excited to provide owners and associates help in marketing and purchasing veterinary practices.  Crank brings to the Total Practice …

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David D. Davenport, DVM

Sales Area: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming,

David D. Davenport, DVM, a founding member of TPSG, brings a vast amount of business acumen to the Total Practice Solutions Group. Dr. Davenport has founded partnered, operated, and sold nine different veterinary practices and hospitals in his years of business. As a 1966 graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davenport began his first working partnership in June with Dr. W.H. Worley at Summit Park Animal Hospital. In February Dr. Davenport laid the groundwork for another successful practice at Crest Animal Hospital in a small 1,500 square foot building. In April of 1972, the business had grown to justify a new building that was double the size. Crest Animal Hospital was sold in July 1975. Concurrently, Dr. Davenport had started Blue Parkway Animal Hospital in 1969 and sold that practice a year later. From 1975 to current, he founded, operated, purchased and sold several other veterinary practices. Dr. Davenport has proven his business prowess, not only …

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Len Jones, DVM

Sales Area: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas,

Dr. Len Jones brings 35 years of practice ownership, appraisal, financing, consulting development and business sales expertise to your office door.  During his practice career, Dr. Jones developed and sold two successful veterinary practices and is the CEO & founder of the Total Practice Solutions Group (TPSG).  He frequently lectures to various veterinary groups throughout the United States on the subject of veterinary practice appraisals and transitions. Exclusive in the Veterinary Industry, Dr. Jones’ extensive portfolio of veterinary expertise on appraisals, sales, and consulting have identified Dr. Jones as an expert in the veterinary industry. Through his years of experience, he understands the intricacies of determining the proper market value of a practice, a value that is instrumental for use by both the buyer and/or seller. His realistic approach coupled with his approachable demeanor & charismatic personality promote a pleasant working environment for clients during this monumental  life altering event. As a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. …

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Kurt Liljeberg, DVM

Sales Area: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,

As a founding member of TPSG with over 20 years of private and corporate veterinary practice experience, Kurt Liljeberg, DVM, has the business insight needed to make a practice flourish – and that includes the first-hand knowledge needed to orchestrate a productive practice sale. A levelheaded knowledge of the marketplace and solid business skills are vital to selling a practice in today’s economy. Born & raised in northern Ohio, Dr. Liljeberg is a graduate of The Ohio State University where, in addition to receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine, he also completed many courses in business and finance. Dr. Liljeberg and his partner owned two practices in the Cleveland area from 1982 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he served as chief of staff for a large corporate practice with five locations in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. His duties there included identifying and enhancing profit centers, and teaching financial analysis to associate veterinarians. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Liljeberg …

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Karl R. Salzsieder, DVM, JD, CVA

Sales Area: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,

Karl Salzsieder is an accredited valuation analyst working as a practice valuator and practice management consultant for veterinarians for over 20 years, representing buyers and sellers. He currently owns a law practice and a multi-doctor small animal practice as an absentee owner. His 37 years of veterinary practice includes owning over 10 different practice sites and being a large corporate practice area manager and the first owner of a corporate charter practice. This experience allows him to accurately value and/or assist owners in raising practice value. Before veterinary school he graduated from WSU with a major in agriculture economics. After 11 years of practice ownership he attended night law school and became a licensed attorney in WA and OR. He has developed a management software program for practice owners to raise their practice profits and practice sales values. He implements this program through the internet and consults the practice teams weekly on conference calls to help owners make changes as …

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Rex Salzsieder, Realtor

Sales Area: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,

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Nick Elliston

Sales Area: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming,

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James S. Dittoe, DVM

Sales Area: Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia,

Dr. James Dittoe spent his undergraduate years at The Ohio State University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and played baseball for the Buckeyes. He earned his veterinary degree from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Dittoe spent his first two years after graduation at a mixed animal practice in northwestern New Jersey, specializing in food animal and equine medicine. He then returned to Ohio to partner with a classmate in starting a practice in Wooster. The practice grew into a four-person, mixed-animal practice that serviced a four-county area. After twenty-five years of business, Dr. Dittoe sold his portion of the practice and started a veterinary relief business providing services for a variety of specialties. The experience of providing veterinary relief services to practices that specialize in large animal, small animal, mixed-animal and specialty medicine gave Dr. …

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