Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD is president of the Associates in Veterinary Law P.C., which provides legal and consulting services exclusively to veterinarians. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] Dr. Allen serves on dvm360 magazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 30, 2017
New veterinary talent wants noncompete language that won’t be unfairly burdensome. Employers want noncompete language that will hold up in court. Could a laddered noncompete serve both interests?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 29, 2017
If you’re an associate veterinarian, your new employment contract is worth a careful read—so don’t let the new corporate team pressure you into a quick turnaround.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2017
A nondisparagement clause might keep that toxic team member you fired from badmouthing your veterinary practice all over social media—if it’s legally enforceable.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 29, 2017
Let’s get to know what these documents are, how they can help and why they might benefit your veterinary practice (and your wallet).
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 22, 2017
Subtleties in wording can mean everything when addressing breach of contract situations. Learn from these examples given by Dr. Allen.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 19, 2017
A well-thought-out letter of intent, much like an engagement proposal, can keep from scaring off a potential business partner.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 05, 2017
Lessons learned from my visit to the real-life Rick’s Café from the classic film Casablanca can help you get what you want out of a veterinary employment contract—whether you’re the boss or the associate.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 09, 2017
Avoid violating anti-discrimination laws the same way you avoid malpractice claims.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 11, 2017
Increasingly complex legislation means veterinarians must be extra-vigilant in their drug management practices.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 08, 2016
Dr. Christopher J. Allen draws parallels between buying an apartment in Manhattan and buying a minority share in a veterinary clinic to illustrate why both need to be approached with caution.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2016
They may sound good, but certain clauses in your employment agreement might have zero legal enforceability.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 05, 2016
When it comes to your professional negotiations, bark less, purr more.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 12, 2016
You can confront today’s economic challenges AND remain optimistic about the veterinary field at the same time. Here are 3 tips to help you thrive.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 05, 2016
A discussion of DVM responsibility regarding medical records, veterinarian-client-patient relationships and narcotics.