Meet Byron

Byron S. Farquer, DVM, CVA is a Boettcher Scholar, graduated from Fort Lupton High School as Valedictorian and completed his education at Colorado State University graduating with honors in 1991 possessing both a BS and Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Farquer offers insightful advice to clients who are buying or selling practices sharing both practical experience and professional expertise. Dr. Farquer holds veterinary licenses in California, Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming, as well as real-estate licensing. He obtained the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), credentialed by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts more than a decade ago. He currently holds a Certified Veterinary Appraiser (CVA) designation.  He frequently lectures at veterinary conferences and as a key opinion leader for various veterinary industry companies. In addition to clinical medical experience he’s also:


  • Owned a multi-doctor veterinary hospital
  • Owns two Simmons & Associates valuation and brokerage firms in CA and NV.
  • Is a Certified Veterinary Appraiser, with experience spanning more than 2 decades and over 1000 business valuations.
  • Helped develop and launch 5 other successful small businesses
  • Is a nationally recognized expert in ownership transition, practice management & business valuation, frequently lecturing and authoring topics that include:
    • Business development, marketing, professional image,
    • Profitability, valuation, ownership transition,
    • Motivation, team development and leadership.
  • Serves on a number of advisory boards within and outside the veterinary industry, and is an AVMA Annual Conference Practice Management Education Coordinator


Byron is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot who’s been married to his college sweetheart for over 25 years and has two wonderful sons, both pursuing careers in engineering. He’s a true American Cowboy at heart and supportive of western heritage culture. He was raised on a farm in Colorado and currently lives on a small acreage in California, continuing his interest in livestock and agriculture. You’ll commonly find him in boots, and on the weekends they’re often dusty from the rodeo arenas where he watches his two sons compete at the college, and professional levels of rodeo in tie down and team roping events. He’s committed to “giving back”. In addition to participating in educational programs he’s a common supporter of charitable programs such as:


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