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Veterinary Practice Financing

We understand your business is a different breed.

Veterinarian or small business owner. Which hat will you wear today? 

We know you have a passion for care and our experienced team has a passion for helping businesses succeed. 

We’ll help guide you through the process and choices that will expedite your financing while achieving your end goal. First, we listen and then we advise. Much like you approach your profession, we listen to your plans and where you want to take your practice. When you’re excited, we’re excited to help move your plans forward.

As a specialist in financing veterinary practices, we understand the unique challenges facing your business and the need to balance growth with the quality of care. We’re focused on your success.

First Bank of the Lake has a division solely dedicated to providing financial products and services for veterinary professionals. The financial needs of your industry are diverse, complex and ever-changing. We stay current on the latest trends, best practices, regulations and innovative solutions.


Combining resources and our expertise of complex issues facing veterinary practices enables us to tailor solutions you need to run your business – so you can focus on your patients and clients.

We’re committed to do our best to accommodate your specific needs.

First Bank of the Lake provides the capital our clients need to succeed.

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition or Refinance
  • Practice Acquisition or Partner Buy-out
  • Startup
  • Debt Consolidation and Refinancing
  • Ground Up Construction and Leasehold Improvements

Plus, with First Bank of the Lake you’ll enjoy:

  • Quick Response
  • Flexible Options
  • Experienced Underwriters
  • Fast Closings

Some of the features of First Bank of the Lake’s SBA 7(a) program.

  • Longer terms for cash flow enhancement
  • Low down payment requirements
  • Increased liquidity for next opportunity
  • Streamlined underwriting and closing process

From start to finish, we’re here for you!

You’ll have the support of a nationwide SBA preferred lender with an experienced underwriting and closing team. We’re ready to guide you through each transaction.
  • Deal Dynamics
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Industry Insights

Business ideas can grow into a thriving company, expand into new markets and take your business to the next level of success.

With decades of experience in SBA financing, we understand the challenges you face. We can help you achieve your goals and stay pointed in the right direction.

Talk to us about your practice and where you want to go. We can help you get there. Find out what it’s like to work with a bank who puts you first.


All loans are subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations may apply. First Bank of the Lake does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. All decisions concerning these matters should be made in conjunction with your professional advisors.
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