Success is about the difference you make in someone else's life.
I had the pleasure of working with Melisa Edwards for over the past year and a half as a lender. She helped me through multiple potential practice acquisitions, and advised me objectively on what practices were good versus poor investments. As my resources were limited compared to many other potential buyers, she was invaluable in the negotiation process. She took the time to speak to at least one seller on my behalf to explain why the bank was willing to loan only a certain amount, which was a key part of the negotiation. During other negotiations she played an integral role in consistently presenting me as a favorable potential buyer to the broker and seller. I really feel like she "had my back" in these negotiations and I have her to thank for one of the biggest accomplishments that will mean so much to me and my family. For any potential future acquisitions or sales I will eagerly seek out Melisa’s services again.
Mark P. Anderson, BVMS Proud new owner of Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital, San Diego, CA
There when needed.
Melisa was so wonderful to me throughout the entire, stressful adventure of purchasing my first business. She was always on the other end of the line and working hard to make my transaction work. She is patient, supportive, and encouraging. I always felt like she had my back through the whole process! Thanks Melisa!
Julie Voltin, DVM Uptown Animal Hospital
A business specialist you can trust.
Melisa is truly a specialist in our business of veterinary medicine.She understands the practical and realistic aspects of how veterinary practices operate and stay healthy.I will always trust Melisa first with any of my practice negotiations, financing options, and management questions.
Janis Shinkawa, DVM, CPA Ohana Pet Hospital Medical Director and Owner
A valuable network to get the job done.
Melisa guided us every step of the way through the practice acquisition process, providing assistance far beyond the financing alone. Her connections and knowledge of the veterinary field were invaluable in making it a big success. Thanks for all your help!
Laszlo Gyulassy, DMV Camino Real Pet Clinic
Passion to help.
The value that Evolve Practice Transitions provides makes the difference that matters. Melisa Edwards acts not only as a business broker, but a solutions architect by bringing answers to questions and solutions to needs in areas of finance, as well as solid business consulting. She recognizes the greatest and most efficient route to excellence. Her past experience and dedication are ideal attributes for her role, most notably is her passion to help people succeed. I would highly recommend Melisa to anyone needing business consulting or brokerage services.
Randall Fitch, DVM, MS, DACVS
Comprehensive knowledge of the veterinary industry.
I have known Melisa Edwards for many years, and have had the opportunity to work directly with her to obtain practice acquisition financing, practice real estate loans and in setting up a veterinary hospital construction financing package which involved coordination between two separate banks. Melisa has been incredible to work with, and I can recommend her without reservation. She has a comprehensive knowledge of the veterinary field, practice sales and financing. Melisa is a tireless worker and I found her to be a strong and effective advocate. She was always immediately available when I needed to communicate with her through any of these transactions, which I appreciate to this day. I give her the highest recommendation, and I am confident that you will find her to be an incredible asset.