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Veterinary practice financing

We offer veterinary Loans, Leasing and Hire Purchase products. Our team of specialists understand the financial challenges and opportunities in the veterinary sector.


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Veterinary finance designed to help your business succeed

Our funding solutions are designed to help you grow and develop your veterinary business. We can provide finance solutions to suit your needs, immaterial of the location or size of your practice. Our experience ranges from financing large CT scanners, portable X-Ray machines, practice refurbishments to IT solutions and vehicles.

Veterinary finance agreement types

Our range of Leasing, Hire Purchase and Loan products allow for fixed monthly repayments enabling you to budget with confidence whilst enhancing your cash flow.

    Hire Purchase allows outright ownership of the asset and enables you to spread the cost over a term that suits you.

    • Expenditure may be allowable against taxable profit within your Annual Investment Allowance in the year of purchase to the sum of £1,000,000
    • Easier cash flow budgeting as repayments are fixed
    • Capital preservation - existing funds can be used elsewhere
    • Interest charges can be offset against profits for taxation
    • Outright ownership on completion of the agreement

    If you want to maximise the use of your equipment without the responsibility of owning it, leasing will give you the freedom and flexibility you need.

    • Easier cash flow budgeting as repayments are fixed
    • Capital preservation - existing funds can be used elsewhere
    • No upfront deposits required
    • Protection of existing credit lines, making any further borrowing easier
    • Fixed payments - tailored to suit your individual circumstances
    • Tax efficient - repayments may be offset against taxable profit
    • Up to date equipment - be ahead of your competitors

    Tax loans permit you to spread the cost of your tax demand into affordable monthly payments.

    Benefits of a tax loan:

    • Control of cash flow
    • Fixed monthly payments
    • Faster Payments
    • Protects existing bank facilities
    • Quick and simple to arrange
    • Flexible repayment terms
    • HMRC receives funds on time

    A personal loan is a form of borrowing that can be used for virtually any purpose which is both easy and convenient and allows you greater flexibility.

    Personal loans can be used for purposes such as:

    • Tax bill funding
    • School fees
    • Home improvements
    • Weddings
    • Holidays

    If you have a number of existing agreements, credit card balances and other regular finance overheads, a consolidation loan may be the way forward.

    Benefits of consolidation and refinancing:

    • Combines finance commitments
    • One monthly payment
    • Term of agreement to suit
    • Simplifies cash flow
    • Improves budget control

    When buying into or starting up a new business, you may need to borrow funds to support the purchase or invest in renovation.
    Business loans can be used for:

    • Acquisition finance
    • Refurbishment projects
    • Capital injection / release
    • Buy in / buy outs

    VAT loans allow you to spread the cost of your tax liability into affordable monthly payments.

    Benefits of a VAT loan:

    • Take the pressure off working capital
    • Smooth cash flow peaks and troughs
    • Fixed monthly payments
    • Quick and simple to arrange
    • Can be paid directly to HMRC

    Typical uses for finance in the veterinary profession

      Specialist equipment is vital to the functionality of the veterinary profession. We offer funding for a wide range of equipment including large CT scanners and portable X-Ray machines, as well as funding for a total refurbishment. We can also deal directly with suppliers on your behalf, allowing you to concentrate on your daily business.

        We finance veterinary equipment such as:

        • Veterinary tables
        • Anaesthesia equipment
        • X-Ray equipment
        • ECG machines
        • Ultrasound
        • Practice furniture
        • Respiratory ventilators
        • Infusion pumps
        • Video otoscopes
        • Defibrillator
        • Veterinary dental equipment
        • Autoclaves

        Our IT finance solutions ensure that the applicable tax advantages are taken into consideration when looking at the funding you require. All related costs can be combined under one agreement, offering easier management of your cash flow.

          IT finance can be used for:

          • Updating hardware / software
          • New monitors, keyboards and mice
          • Scanners / photocopying machines
          • Tablets and iPads
          • Operating licences and renewals
          • IT system installation
          • Training
          • Maintenance

          We are experienced in all aspects of new and used vehicle finance. We can help you upgrade your existing vehicle, buy an additional car or a fleet for your business and we can provide a finance package, incorporating balloon payments or refinancing, whatever your circumstances require.

            Vehicle finance can be used for:

            • Change of existing vehicle
            • Buying a second car
            • Purchase of a classic car

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            Veterinary finance client testimonials

            Thanks to you (Steve Forsyth) and Braemar who have supported me and my business over the last 17 years. You have always been a pleasure to deal with, super efficient and speedy with the funds when we needed them.

            Alison Jones

            BVetMed MRCVS

            Excellent service, I have been dealing with Braemar Finance for 20 years and had no problems.

            We have worked with Braemar Finance for over ten years and have been delighted with the service we have received.
            Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital are always looking to invest in new equipment of the highest quality and Braemar Finance have always been able to provide a variety of funding options to enable us to achieve our objectives, all with an efficient, timely, professional and friendly manner. We consider the team at Braemar Finance to be an excellent business partner that will help drive your business forward. Thank you, keep up the great work!

            Ashley Lovett

            Practice Manager, Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital Limited

            I have used Braemar Finance on numerous occasions and have always found them to be open, responsive and willing to tailor their service to my individual needs.

            We would like to sincerely thank Steve and Braemar Finance. Having ordered a CT scanner as part of our practice expansion, our bank decided to deviate from the pre-arranged financial arrangements shortly after delivery.
            Braemar answered our call for help and new finances were sorted smoothly, efficiently and with astonishing speed. In spite of our being in no position to negotiate they gave us a very good rate, honouring the rate quoted at our preliminary enquiry many months previously. In short, they saved the day and we are extremely grateful.

            John Chitty

            Anton Vets, Andover

            I have been using the services of Braemar Finance for the last 10 years for ALL of my equipment and vehicle leasing requirements. Their service has been excellent with speedy procurement of funds at the most competitive rates.
            When I have compared rates with other providers I have always found Braemar to be the most competitive and now no longer waste my time looking for comparisons. Braemar will continue to be my first port of call whenever I require finance for my business.

            Mark G Hutchinson

            Owner, The Dales Veterinary Centre, Otley

            I’ve always had a professional and consistent service with competitive rates of finance.

            I have financed my ultrasound equipment through Braemar. I dealt with Steve Purbrick who did an excellent job. I have dealt with a few finance companies now and Braemar were by far the most straight forward and efficient.

            Charlie Pinkham

            Pinkham Equine Veterinary Services, Surrey

            A company who provides a genuinely individualised service for their customers.

            The paperwork required when applying for a loan is easy and simple to use. The electronic "loan calculators’’ are also easy to use to calculate repayments for clients. This makes staff training a pleasure.
            I can recommend Braemar without hesitation because they are extremely reliable, we always get our payments through on time and they are able to assess any applications quickly and efficiently. They are also very friendly and easy to contact if we require advice.

            Guy Carter BVSc MRCVS

            Senior Partner, Medivet Partnership LLP

            Braemar Finance have been extremely supportive, and we are very pleased with the service and support we have received. I could not recommend them highly enough.