About Us

Welcome to VBG

We know now more than ever the desire to remain independent in your veterinary practice is increasingly important, yet you probably also need the financial benefits of being part of a larger group of practices.

However, we also believe there’s another aspect that’s important for a successful veterinary business – and that’s the concept of Community. Owning and managing a veterinary practice can be tough but when you are a part of a group of like-minded owners who share ideas and support, it can make meeting the challenges of leading your successful veterinary business much easier.

Our goal is to partner with companies who can offer not only the best deals for your veterinary practice but are also interested in offering the support you need to build your business.

The aim of the Veterinary Buyers Group is to build a community of like-minded, independent veterinary practice owners who, just like you, are keen to grow their business, develop their business skills and build their future.

Who is behind the group?

Business owner Marianne Conolly is the driving force behind the Veterinary Buyers Group. Mary is the proud owner of The Vet Lounge, three successful veterinary practices based on the Gold Coast, the first of which opened in Coomera in January 2010 with no clients but a strong brand and clear goals. Two more practices followed and today the three clinics meet the needs of over 7000 active clients and employ over 30 staff members.

Mary works in The Vet Lounge every day and understands all too well the challenges of working in as well as working on the business. Mary is constantly designing and trialling business tools, systems and marketing concepts to further develop and build her practices and once perfected, is happy to share them with VBG members.

Remaining independent whilst also building a profitable veterinary business is essential to both Mary and she also understands that developing a strong, resilient Veterinary Buyers Group will help all members to build a successful future.

Awards won by The Vet Lounge

Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 2013
Best Emerging
New Business

Telstra Business
Awards 2012

Best New Business

Quest Business Achiever
Awards 2012

Best Vet

92.5 Gold FM
Award 2011

Gold Coast’s Best Vet
(Listeners Choice)

Westpac Small Business Awards 2011