Episode 1

Value Creation Plan: Arbitrage vs Margin

26 min
Dec. 9th, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Ivan Zak from Galaxy Vets is joined by Dr. William Griffin to talk about the critical components of a value creation plan.

Topics Discussed:

  • Value Creation Plan: Basic business plan used to effectively guide decisions
  • Consolidator: Creates value for shareholder and practice seller within timeframe
  • Reasons to Invest: Vision, mission, and values to start a consolidation
  • Value Creation Plan/Strategy – Fundamental Components:
    – Arbitrage (acquisition and merger of small, independent practices)
    – Operations (what you can, should, and not do after acquiring a practice)
  • Margin Expansion: Europe’s data, systems, processes cleaner than U.S. market
  • COVID vs. Client Behavior: Human-animal bond continues to get stronger
  • Healthcare Capacity: Reduce stress and strain by implementing changes
  • Diligence: Create value by partnering and aligning with people and culture


bill griffin
William J. Griffin, VMD
Co-Founder at Veterinary Integration Solutions
ivan zak
Dr. Ivan Zak
DVM, MBA, CEO at Galaxy Vets