Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Charlotte Lacroix owns and operates Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., a specialized firm that assists veterinarians and attorneys nation-wide on veterinary legal issues and is located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Dr. Lacroix received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis and after completing a large animal internship at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, she worked as an associate in an equine medical and surgical referral practice located in an equine dense area of northern New Jersey. In pursuit of her goal to make greater contributions to the veterinary profession, Dr. Lacroix attended law school and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, one of the top ten law schools in the country. Dr. Lacroix’s legal and consulting interests include: assisting practice owners select and form business entities; advising and structuring buy-ins, acquisitions and practice mergers; negotiating and facilitating the sale and purchase of veterinary practices, including specialty practices; preparing buy-sell documents, employment agreements, commercial leases; mediating disputes, and advising on malpractice cases, as well as, employment and animal law issues. She lectures on all these topics nationally and internationally, is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a speaker at major meetings, including, AVMA, AAHA, NAVC and WVC. Dr. Lacroix has authored several articles on legal issues of concern to veterinarians, which have been published in the JAVMA, Veterinary Economics, DVM Magazine, Veterinary Forum, Partners in Practice and AAHA publications. Dr. Lacroix also has devoted a tremendous amount of time and volunteered her expertise in various capacities to numerous veterinary organizations including, the AVMA, AAHA, AAEP, NJAEP, NJVMA, PVMA, and NAVC.