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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 Dr. Allen serves on DVM Newsmagazine's Editorial Advisory Board.

Ignorance risks financial future
July 1, 2014

Veterinarians: Don't gamble with your money—take control of it.

Worried about veterinary competition? Don't be unreasonable
June 1, 2014

There's plenty of legal mumbo-jumbo out there to assertain what is a reasonable distance or period for veterinarians not to compete.

Take the bite out of negative veterinary client interactions
May 1, 2014

Implement this action plan to deal with your volatile veterinary clients—and avoid any dangerous situations in the process.

Selling a veterinary practice: Retirement boom or bust?
April 1, 2014

Veterinary owners looking to sell in the next decade face unprecedented levels of market competition from fellow baby boomers. Here's how to position your practice to sell to a new generation of buyers.

Should veterinary owners continue providing healthcare benefits—or not?
March 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act may make it financially sensible for your small veterinary practice to stop providing an employee plan. It may also eliminate a part of ownership that was a headache anyway.

Don't fall prey to these delegation dangers at your veterinary clinic
February 1, 2014

If veterinarians delegate too many tasks they risk taking themselves out of the loop. Don't delegate enough and risk inefficiencies and employee resentment. Here's how to get it just right.

Conspiracy theory: Excluding competition from nearby veterinary clinics
January 1, 2014

There are real-world effects if a handful of veterinary clinics from the same geographic area foster an anticompetitive environment.

Keeping up with noncompete clauses in veterinary employment contracts
December 1, 2013

Massachusetts, among other states, is looking to ban these controversial clauses you may find when signing on as an associate.

Pyometra plus refusal to spay: A look at two veterinary cases
October 1, 2013

Management, legal and ethical issues abound when veterinarians recommend 'emergency' procedures to hesitant pet owners.


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