Law & Ethics
Keep your equine patient records airtight to avoid the examining board
From the physical exam down to questions asked by the client on social mediamanage your veterinary records to prevent (or worst case scenario: survive) examining board inquiries.
Pet owners seeking justice as class action lawsuits filed against Hills
The pet food recall announced by Hills on January 31 has left untold numbers of pet owners devastated and outraged, and many are now seeking justice.
Will your employee handbook come back to bite you?
A vaguely worded handbook may result in a tangle of litigation. Heres what you need to know before presenting one to your team members.
Veterinary student faces fraud charges; allegedly sold rescued horses for slaughter
Tuskegee student Fallon Blackwood indicted in Alabama and North Carolina; owners say she promised their horses a better life.
Farm bill signed into law; removes industrial hemp from Controlled Substance Act
Cannabis sativa L no longer defined as illegal substance as long as products derived from it contain less than 0.3% THC.
Discussing and prescribing marijuana-based substances with clients: An attorney's take
Dr. Christopher Allen gives legal advice for marijuana veterinary use and discussion
Opioids and the veterinary team
Do veterinary practices have a role in alleviating the national crisis? The feds say yes.
Mediation madness: Employment contract waivers explained
Why does my employment contract want me to waive my right to jury trial, and what does it mean?
Read all about it! The top 10 veterinary news articles of 2018
From big box retail and mental health research to the ever-controversial CBD products, heres what you, our readers, were most interested in this year.
Dog foods recalled for excess vitamin D
Two companies have voluntarily recalled certain lots of dry dog food after reports of pets becoming ill because of an excess of the vitamin.
Michigan veterinarian's license suspended after drug misuse
Licensing board alleges that Virginia Leis diverted pain medication intended for animal use.
New law changes pet custody options in California divorce cases
Judges now have authority to decide who keeps the family pet in divorce the same way child custody is handled.
Prescription vs. natural: A clash over parasite products
A veterinarian recommending only natural flea and tick prevention is reported to her state board. Will her approach be deemed negligent or merely incomplete?
Exposing the untamed wilderness of genetic testing for pets
In a recent commentary, Drs. Lisa Moses, Steven Niemi and Elinor Karlsson offer causes for concern and advice for regulation.
The harrowing tale of veterinary management service agreements
Once upon a time, veterinary practices were owned by veterinarians. Then other interested parties came along ...
Snowbirds unite! Senior barter system creates a conundrum for one clinician
One retired kennel owner offers to provide veterinary services for his neighborsbut hes not a veterinarian. Whats the local practice owner to do?
The specter of cyberbullying
Haunted. Vulnerable. Alone. The act of bullying is to silo a person, separate her from community and take away her security and safety and sense of self-worth.
Letter to dvm360: Dr. Rosenberg's column describes a failure to report
Though the situation was fictional, dvm360 reader suggests it could have and should have been handled differently.
Letter to Vetted: CBD oil is not legal for veterinary use in all states
Missouri official reaches out after receiving calls from practitioners questioning articles premise.
Are you ready for your veterinary practice to leave the nest?
If you're thinking of retiring or selling your practice, Dr. Christopher Allen has some words of advice on making sure you set up your 'baby' to have a happy new life on its own.
Age is just a numberor is it? Pitting discrimination against practice needs
This veterinary hospital owner says his 67-year-old associate is slowing down and needs to consider retiring. Is he out of line? Dr. Rosenberg weighs in.
Cornell takes the lead in cannabidiol research
Still wondering if CBD oil lives up to the hype, or if youll go to jail for recommending it? New research from Cornell backs the claims, and the federal government seems to be loosening the noose on veterinary recommendations.
What it takes to feel safe
Equine veterinary professionals learn a lot of safety protocols. But one real danger rarely gets addressed in practiceand that needs to change, these experts say.
What to expect when youre expecting to dispute your noncompete
Noncompete terms are the gifts that keep on giving well after you leave a veterinary practice. If youre hoping to get out of yours, heres a picture of how that could goas well as some words of advice.
Louisiana veterinarian awaiting trial in fatal dog shooting case
Dr. Kelly Folses attorney maintains his clients innocence, says her gun was not the weapon used.
Florida vet school employee arrested on lewd and lascivious behavior charge
Daniel Joseph Sanetz, 46, works in the human resources department at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.
What does the (pet) fox say?
Your client just bought a pet fox (is that even legal?) and wants you to see it. Heres everything you need to know.
The double-edged sword of social media
New technology allows for connection with clients like never before, but what happens when a veterinary client vents her frustration online?
MightyVet initiative targets veterinarians' well-being
A new platform announced at WVC focuses on education and support for veterinarians' careers and well-being.
Why pals can be a problem for departing doctors
Imagine you decide to leave your veterinary practice and your coworker wants to follow. If you arent careful, you could end up in court.
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