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 - Oct 01, 2007
When I speak to veterinary students or new graduates, the topic of an eventual practice purchase often comes up.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2007
Several legal and consulting matters passed through our offices recently, dealing with administrative record-keeping failures related to controlled substances.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2007
Every year, my veterinarian clients keep getting younger.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2007
My lovely wife Mary recently threw me a giant 50th birthday party. While the gag gifts were entertaining, the conversations were enlightening.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2007
Nothing will help nip an investigation faster than a clearly maintained drug record book.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2007
The weather in New York is beginning to improve after a long winter and my staff is fielding the usual rash of telephone calls from vets hoping to open new practices. And, though I am going to be giving a day-long lecture on the topic of new practice formation at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference later this year, I thought now would be a good time to provide some useful pointers to veterinarians planning to set up shop in the near future.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2007
Estate planning can be a real headache, but it is just one more thing that we do in order to protect our spouses and our dependents.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2007
I am a strong believer in the adage, "the harder you work, the luckier you get." But old adages usually come with caveats. Perhaps a better expression might be, "the harder you work, the luckier you get unless you don't work smart."
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2007
Each had a blank slate to fill; the only difference may have been the decisions made during each doctor's professional life.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2007
As veterinary practitioners, we know that new and unanticipated challenges face us in a world of accelerating change and technological development. The media and particularly the Internet have altered both the level of information available to us and the level of expectations of our clientele.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2006
We are quickly approaching the time of year that my staff affectionately dubs the "non-compete season."
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2006
Ican't speak for every one of us, but I would have to say that for the most part, veterinarians tend to be people who have lived their lives following the rules.
- Nov 01, 2006
Non-competition agreements almost always hide issues involved when a veterinarian agrees to limit the scope or location of his or her right to practice veterinary medicine.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2006
In regard to legal troubles, expect it where you least expect it. As a veterinarian, I've had more than my share of employees, associate veterinarians and litigious clients.