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 DVM Newsmagazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 18, 2016
When it comes to veterinary compensation contracts, associates need a 360-degree view before signing on the dotted line.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 31, 2016
Whether you’re an associate or practice owner, watch for these threatening clouds on the horizon—and take steps to avoid them. Your career will thank you.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 04, 2016
Your professional reputation can be just as fragile as a socialite’s honor in the 19th century salons of Paris. Protect yourself.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 08, 2016
Hard questions smart associates ask themselves when ownership is changing hands.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 03, 2015
First step? Don’t panic. When a veterinary investigator comes calling, keep your emotions in check and lawyer up.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2015
A few things are certain: Death, taxes—and the countless ways a practice sale can be brought to a screeching halt.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 21, 2015
Tougher standards can improve the legal profession’s well-deserved reputation.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 24, 2015
Templates make the business paperwork easy, but the catch is knowing where to look for problems.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 26, 2015
Lawsuits and nuisance employees should give aspiring veterinary owners perspective.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2015
To my fellow attorneys: Do good for your clients rather than derailing their plans while your meter is running.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 18, 2015
Understanding the power granted to professional oversight agencies may help you navigate interaction with them.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 21, 2015
Simple practice policy may not protect you from employees out to damage your veterinary business.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2015
This author is sick of hearing, ‘I want to sell my practice ASAP’—just like you’re sick of hearing, ‘I knew I should have brought Max in sooner.’
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 19, 2015
The employer-employee relationship holds unforeseen dangers for practice owners. Make sure you keep excellent employee records, and you'll be better prepared for possible litigation.