Author | Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

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 Dr. Allen serves on dvm360 magazine's Editorial Advisory Board.


Avoid real estate hiccups when buying a clinic

As if making the life-altering decision to buy a veterinary practice isn’t daunting enough, there can arise hidden obstacles and unexpected worries for potential owners.

How to avoid pre-sale remorse when selling your practice

It’s wisely been said that one cannot chart a route until their destination is known. For many long-time veterinary practice owners who are considering a sale, there is a good deal of obsessing over the route and precious little hard thought about the destination.

Noncompetes in veterinary practice: The landscape is changing

Corporate consolidators will be affected if more states limit the duration of these agreements and take into account the financial capacity of those bound by them.

Production-based pay: Devils in the details

Here's what to think through before you sign your employment contract as a veterinary associateconsider the things that could go wrong or negatively affect your production.