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Law and Ethics

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
Question 1: What is the most important determinant in your decision to advise referral of a patient for overnight care?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
Ever hear that expression, "I wouldn't do that for love or money?" I suppose that what the expression really means is that "I wouldn't do that for anything." The logical inference is that if there is no emotional or economic motivation, there isn't any motivation at all. In the law, and in the veterinary workplace, the truth of this inference plays out each and every day.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
This month, we begin a series covering a particularly relevant topic in veterinary law, yet one that is widely overlooked both by lawyers when they are counseling veterinarians and veterinarians as they seek out legal advice.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2003
Last month we discussed the pressure tactics parents, uncles, aunts and friends of young people can use on us as veterinary practitioners to arrange for their favorite youngster to come into our clinics and "observe."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2003
You don't have to be a veterinarian for very long before it happens to you.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
In the first part of this series, we identified a number of problem areas that surround the employment relationship when a practice hires (perhaps a better word would be "enlists") a part-time or relief veterinarian.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
I see a geriatric dog with recent onset seizures that are not being controlled with anti-convulsant medications.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Tampa, Fla.- As veterinary officials stymie a Colorado bill granting pet owners up to $100,000 for loss of companionship claims, nationwide debate concerning the legal status of pets brews. One by one, America's courts are considering emotional distress and wrongful death lawsuits as pet owners and trial lawyers attempt to raise the value of pets to more than property - a move promising to alter how the country practices and pays for veterinary care.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Don't overlook disability and pension benefits; make sure you understand documents; legalese can short-circuit best intentions
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003

The initial two articles in this series on associate employment contracts dealt primarily with legal details of the contract; contract periods, renewal provisions and other esoteric elements that are commonly ignored when a new associate is considering a job offer.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
Management of perianal fistula has been a challenge for pet owners and their veterinarian. Treatment has historically been surgical debridement combined with long courses of antibiotics.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003

Pay close attention to deadlines, dates and expirations

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2003
There are a host of decisions and options facing newly graduating veterinary students as they work through their final year.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2002
Veterinarians who are preparing to enter into partnerships are usually thinking one main thought, "We are going to make such great money and I can't wait to be able to share the workload."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2002

Second in a three-part series