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.
In the first two articles in this series on non-competition contracts, we saw the extent to which failing to be specific or failing to be cautious can work to the disadvantage of both parties to such an agreement.
In last month's article, we looked at various ways to free-up more of the veterinary clinic budget by saving on discretionary legal and accounting fees.
This month, I will point out some beneficial ways to spend some of that free cash in order to maximize the economic productivity of the practice.
There is one thing that a good accountant and a good attorney have in common with a good priest and a good bartender. Each, if doing his job properly, is more than willing to listen intently to the problems of others in a caring and non-judgmental way.