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, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2006
Our office routinely has professional interaction with accountants and accounting firms across the country. As a result, it has been my pleasure to become professionally and often personally acquainted with numerous accountants, both certified and otherwise, who handle an extensive amount of work for veterinarians.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2006
As I write this month's submission, there is water streaming into the basement of my veterinary hospital.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2006
My office routinely receives calls from frustrated or perplexed veterinarians who are wonder whether a specific matter or problem that they are involved with might require an attorney.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2006
I think it is again time to remember the distinction between fairness and justice.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2006
A complete patient record will help you collect full payment through collection, litigation or otherwise.
Playing the odds, balancing the quality of care with the need to get paid could prove a costly gamble
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2006
Gift-certificate medicine: Go crazy with diagnostics and treatment modalities as long as you don't go over $100.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2006
Just because a complaint seems goofy or unfair, a practitioner still can shell out big bucks to defend a license.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2006
You cannot successfully create or alter a practice culture by drafting documents.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2006
A love note from the Empire State said it would seize the X-ray, ultrasound and Q-Tips to satisfy Oldtimer's sales tax obligations.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2005
A retainer agreement should include a statement of hourly billing rates.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2005
Never underestimate the potential liability associated with toxic-substance contamination.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2005
There is a fundamental concept about contract law that students learn in their very first weeks of law school. It's a concept referred to as "meeting of the minds."
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2005
Employee theft is one of the most divisive events that can take place in a veterinary practice. The problem extends well beyond the loss of funds or product that characterize the criminality.