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 - Jan 01, 2010
Complaints, lawsuits can cripple veterinary practice owners who don't have a written medical-leave policy
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2009
Veterinarians—not insurance companies—may be in charge now and in the future when it comes to pet insurance.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2009
Legal liability is a potential problem for all businesses, including veterinarians. And the larger the business, the greater the risk.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2009
Much more is at stake than enforceability; your career is at risk.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2009
One of the more stressful times in a veterinarian's employment relationship is contract-signing or contract-renewal time.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2009
There are new reasons to exercise care during initial examinations.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2009
Finding ways to generate revenue and cut costs can make you indispensable
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2009
The moment of a pet's euthanasia nearly always is difficult for the owner and is troubling for the veterinarian.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2009
The prospect of building an all-new practice facility is a daunting one, especially for veterinarians who have not owned a practice before.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2009
One of the most surprising things I learned in law school was the legal definition of "battery." A similar principle applies to the veterinarian who performs an act on an animal without the permission of its owner.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2008
Several factors determine whether they're subcontractors or employees.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2008
I am sure that by now pretty much every veterinary hospital owner is aware that it is important to have an employee handbook or manual for clinic workers.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2008
The debate over limited licensure has many factors.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2008
When I wrote the first half of this article a few months ago, I had no idea how much interest and how many inquiries I would receive on the subject of so-called "policies." Consequently, I thought I would put together the final piece sooner rather than later. I will admit that the subject is a bit complex, and may not be the most enthralling topic in the world. Nonetheless, it is an important one for veterinary practitioners who are concerned about their estates, their surviving relatives and the quality of care they hope to receive as seniors.