Kurt Liljeberg, DVM
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 owned and operated two veterinary practices in the state of Washington. Following these business ventures, Dr. Liljeberg pursued a career as a national business and transition consultant in the Great Lakes Area.
In addition to his extensive training in areas of veterinary profitability analysis, marketing, and advertising, Dr. Liljeberg’s areas of expertise for the sales and acquisitions of veterinary practices include:
- Certified veterinary practice valuations
- Facilitating negotiations with attorneys and accountants for smooth transitions
- Identifying financing for veterinary practice sales
- Structuring veterinary associate buy-ins
- Arranging document preparation
Dr. Liljeberg has been featured in such national publications as DVM Magazine for his experience and insight of sales trends for veterinary practice sales and associate buy-ins. In addition, Dr. Liljeberg has lectured on practice valuation and sales at the state and national level.
He has studied under the auspices of the International Business Brokers Association and is a candidate for certified business intermediary. Dr. Liljeberg was trained as a business valuator by the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) and is a transition consultant in Vet Partners. Kurt is also very active in the VetPartners Veterinary Valuation Resource Council.
Dr. Liljeberg holds real estate Broker licenses for multiple states in the Great Lakes region. Past President of SBB Practice Sales and the veterinary Practice Sales Group.
Dr. Liljeberg is a member of:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- State veterinary associations across the Great Lakes States
- Institute of Business Appraisers
- Vet Partners Veterinary Valuation Resource Council
It is through these numerous business connections that Dr. Liljeberg stays abreast of the many complex issues involving today’s business economy and the marketing and sales of veterinary practices.
Dr. Dennis Katzer
Chain of Lakes Pet Hospital – Fairmont, MN
We hired Dr. Kurt Liljeberg of Total Practice Solutions Group to sell our clinic and he did an outstanding job. Kurt had our back the entire time. He made sure we got the best deal when negotiating the sale. He advised us throughout the entire process, answering questions, and calming our nerves. One piece of advice I have for anyone considering selling their practice is to contact Kurt at least 3 years before you are ready to list your practice. Kurt can give you great advice on how to better prepare your practice to get the best price and to sell quickly. We highly recommend Dr. Kurt Liljeberg to sell your veterinary practice.
Dr. Raymond Goodroad
Northern Paws Animal Hospital – Rhinelander, WI
Dr. Kurt, thank you so very much for all your help with our practice sale. I’m so glad we called Total Practice Solutions Group or we may have sold to a buyer we could have been very unhappy with. I’m very pleased so far with the corporate buyer – I feel our staff, clients, and patients will be well cared for. It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you.
Dr. Heather Bissen
Niagara Animal Hospital – Niagara, WI
When looking for a broker to help with the sale of your Veterinary Practice, we recommend speaking with Dr. Kurt Liljeberg of Total Practice Solutions Group. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and will help guide you through one of the most important sales of your career!
Dr. Janet Riebe
Woodhaven Animal Health – Plover, WI
Throughout the process, my broker, Dr. Kurt Liljeberg, kept in close contact with me as he communicated with the buyer. He put me in touch with a licensed attorney that was also knowledgeable in the various contract negotiations that take place. It was comforting to know that I had a team looking out for my best interests along the way. Dr. Liljeberg and the attorney were both available at all times to answer any questions that I had. I would advise anyone thinking about their next phase in life after veterinary medicine to contact Total Practice Solutions Group. This is a big decision and having a support system in place that you can trust is invaluable.
Dr. Martha J. Zeiter
Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital – Mt. Pleasant, MI
I decided it was time to list my small animal veterinary practice for sale in the fall of 2021. I chose Dr. Kurt Liljeberg for my listing after seeing advertisements for Total Practice Solutions Group in professional journals. Dr. Liljeberg was extremely helpful in facilitating every step of the process. From the valuation to closing on the sale, he was available to answer all of my questions and walk me through the process. I was able to close on the practice sale within eight months of my decision to sell. I highly recommend Dr. Kurt Liljeberg for veterinary practice sale and acquisition. His extensive knowledge of the process and background as a veterinarian were instrumental in my exit strategy and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Dr. Rita Taylor
Animal Medical Center of Lapeer – Lapeer, MI
TPSG and Dr. Kurt Liljeberg asked questions regarding the business, bookkeeping and practice techniques, employees, equipment, furniture, and much more. They seemed to take it personally and seriously as if it was their own. Although completing the sale was delayed due to covid and the craziness that came with it, TPSG was always there to answer questions and help me understand the process. Their professional guidance was remarkable. I would highly recommend anyone interested in selling a practice to contact Total Practice Solutions Group as their FIRST CHOICE. You will not be disappointed.
Dr. Daniel J. Hoekema
Westwood Hills Animal Hospital – Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Liljeberg, your guidance and advice was most appreciated and gave me the proper guidance, expectations and possible problems in the selling process. You were easily accessible by phone and email throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend any veterinarian to hire and work with Dr. Kurt when you consider the selling of your veterinary practice.
Dr. R. Steve Medlock and Dr. James R. Waeltz
Bedford Veterinary Medical Centre – Bedford, IN
When we began this journey, we had no idea how the Covid pandemic would impact the process. In spite of all that has transpired with the shutdowns and economic uncertainties, Dr. Kurt Liljeberg of TPSG guided us to an ideal ending in our quest to market the practice for retirement. Everything from the offer to the closing was well ordered and trouble-free. The compensation received exceeded our expectations. And we couldn’t be more pleased.
Dr. D. Conrad Griffith
Chagrin Valley Veterinary Clinic – Chagrin Falls, OH
When it came time for me to retire, I found there were limited exit strategies available to me. The traditional approach of selling to an associate was not possible with my solo practice, and my access to the private sales market was limited. I reached out to Dr. Kurt Liljeberg of Total Practice Solutions Group for help. Kurt was able to use his network of connections to find a buyer for my practice at a time when solo practices were considered less desirable to buyers. On top of this, he was able to negotiate terms far more favorable than I could have hoped for or achieved on my own. I now have a clear path forward to retirement in no small part to his efforts. Kurt was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient in his approach. He always put my best interests first. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help in buying or selling a veterinary practice.
Dr. Sheila S. Mansfield
Powell Veterinary Clinic – Powell, OH
This week I concluded the sale of my multi-doctor practice to one of my associates. An inside sale sounds like a simple proposition, but it is not. Dr. Liljeberg was there to: determine a reasonable price; help my associate see how the purchase could benefit her; line up lenders experienced in this kind of financing; coordinate between lender, attorneys, buyer and seller; and provide the final ‘push’ to pull everything together at the closing. Any veterinarian looking to sell should consider Dr. Kurt Liljeberg as his or her partner in making the sale.
Dr. Roberta A. Kelleher
Rainbow Animal Hospital – Darlington, PA
From the beginning of the process, Dr. Kurt helped us step-by-step. Whenever we had a question he was quick to respond. I would recommend Kurt to handle any veterinary clinic sale whether you are selling or buying.
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Dr. Keith A. Scudder
Rio Vista Vet Hospital – Painted Post, NY
Today I have sold my practice. I will be forever grateful for Dr. Liljeberg’s steadfast kindness, patience, and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr. Kurt Liljeberg and Total Practice Solutions Group.