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 dvm360 magazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 19, 2017
A well-thought-out letter of intent, much like an engagement proposal, can keep from scaring off a potential business partner.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 05, 2017
Lessons learned from my visit to the real-life Rick’s Café from the classic film Casablanca can help you get what you want out of a veterinary employment contract—whether you’re the boss or the associate.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 09, 2017
Avoid violating anti-discrimination laws the same way you avoid malpractice claims.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 11, 2017
Increasingly complex legislation means veterinarians must be extra-vigilant in their drug management practices.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 08, 2016
Dr. Christopher J. Allen draws parallels between buying an apartment in Manhattan and buying a minority share in a veterinary clinic to illustrate why both need to be approached with caution.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2016
They may sound good, but certain clauses in your employment agreement might have zero legal enforceability.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 05, 2016
When it comes to your professional negotiations, bark less, purr more.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 12, 2016
You can confront today’s economic challenges AND remain optimistic about the veterinary field at the same time. Here are 3 tips to help you thrive.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 05, 2016
A discussion of DVM responsibility regarding medical records, veterinarian-client-patient relationships and narcotics.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 13, 2016
In order to find out whether or not there's chemistry between a veterinary practice owner and a newly-hired associate, you need to walk a fine line.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 13, 2016
"… And I have no clue what they mean." A veterinary attorney helps break the code on these verbose legal documents.
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.