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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Consider prevention as a way to protect assets

May 1, 2002

As seasoned veterinary practitioners, we pretty much come to expect the unexpected.

'Insider' status can help cut muni red tape

Mar 1, 2002

Last time we reviewed a number of issues concerning situations where veterinarians and their local or state governments come into conflict.

4 Tips working with local government

Jan 1, 2002

Knowing how to 'work' muni government reaps rewards

Not understanding Workers' comp costs everyone

Sep 1, 2001

Workers' compensation is not a particularly riveting topic. Financially, however, it is very significant to every veterinary practice, its staff members and, ultimately, to clients.

Guidelines offer protection in non-compete agreements

Sep 1, 2001

In the first two articles in this series on non-competition contracts, we saw the extent to which failing to be specific or failing to be cautious can work to the disadvantage of both parties to such an agreement.

Beware of 'over promise, under deliver' suppliers

Sep 1, 2001

Last week I received a phone call from a veterinarian who had purchased a puppy and had a problem.

Thrift, fear roadblocks to seeking legal advice

Aug 1, 2001

In last month's article, we looked at various ways to free-up more of the veterinary clinic budget by saving on discretionary legal and accounting fees.

Thrift, fear roadblocks to seeking legal advice

Aug 1, 2001

In last month's article, we looked at various ways to free-up more of the veterinary clinic budget by saving on discretionary legal and accounting fees. This month, I will point out some beneficial ways to spend some of that free cash in order to maximize the economic productivity of the practice.

Planning can keep legal costs more affordable

Jul 1, 2001

There is one thing that a good accountant and a good attorney have in common with a good priest and a good bartender. Each, if doing his job properly, is more than willing to listen intently to the problems of others in a caring and non-judgmental way.

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