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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Long-term care insurance: details decisions and dollars

Mar 1, 2008

This month I complete a two-part column discussing an expense that many of us put so far on the back burner it's probably on a hot plate in the shed behind your clinic.

5 small-time financial strategies

Earn maximum gains with a minimalistic investment strategy
Feb 1, 2008

It's no secret that most veterinary medical students are cash poor. Still, a handful might have a few extra dollars to spare, perhaps from a tax refund. Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD, a consultant and president of Associates in Veterinary Law P.C., offers five ways to make smart investments with a small amount of money for future gains.

Protect your office from sexual harassment

Feb 1, 2008

Sexual harassment in a small-business setting tends to present differently than in a towering office-building in corporate America.

10 of the most common legal troubles for veterinarians

Jan 1, 2008

Mind-numbing television programs truly have a therapeutic effect after a long day at work. Listening to Oprah Winfrey or Tom Cruise talk about their latest philanthropic and humanitarian undertakings makes my eyes roll back in my head faster than a pint of Guinness.

Wake up now to the realities of long-term care insurance

Dec 1, 2007

I don't want you to go broke. And I want to teach you how to avoid it now and through your eventual retirement.

Whom do you trust

Nov 1, 2007

When the average person thinks about a "trust fund," he envisions Paris Hilton or some filthy-rich kid from college days who wouldn't recognize a hard day's work if it bit him.

It's never too early to plan for ownership of a veterinary practice

Four tips to help you open the financial door
Oct 1, 2007

When I speak to veterinary students or new graduates, the topic of an eventual practice purchase often comes up.

To avoid legal hassles, keep good records of pharaceuticals

Sep 1, 2007

Several legal and consulting matters passed through our offices recently, dealing with administrative record-keeping failures related to controlled substances.

Don't delegate what you don't understand

Aug 1, 2007

Every year, my veterinarian clients keep getting younger.


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