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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Selling a veterinary practice: Retirement boom or bust?

Veterinary owners looking to sell in the next decade face unprecedented levels of market competition from fellow baby boomers. Here's how to position your practice to sell to a new generation of buyers.
Apr 1, 2014

Veterinary owners looking to sell in the next decade face unprecedented levels of market competition from fellow baby boomers. Here's how to position your practice to sell to a new generation of buyers.

Should veterinary owners continue providing healthcare benefits—or not?

The Affordable Care Act may make it financially sensible for your small veterinary practice to stop providing an employee plan. It may also eliminate a part of ownership that was a headache anyway.
Mar 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act may make it financially sensible for your small veterinary practice to stop providing an employee plan. It may also eliminate a part of ownership that was a headache anyway.

Don't fall prey to these delegation dangers at your veterinary clinic

Delegate too many tasks and risk taking yourself out of the loop. Don't delegate enough and risk inefficiencies and employee resentment. Here's how to get it just right.
Feb 1, 2014

If veterinarians delegate too many tasks they risk taking themselves out of the loop. Don't delegate enough and risk inefficiencies and employee resentment. Here's how to get it just right.

Conspiracy theory: Excluding competition from nearby veterinary clinics

There are real-world effects if a handful of clinics from the same geographic area foster an anticompetitive environment.
Jan 1, 2014

There are real-world effects if a handful of veterinary clinics from the same geographic area foster an anticompetitive environment.

Keeping up with noncompete clauses in veterinary employment contracts

Massachusetts, among other states, is looking to ban these controversial clauses.
Dec 1, 2013

Massachusetts, among other states, is looking to ban these controversial clauses you may find when signing on as an associate.

Pyometra plus refusal to spay: A look at two veterinary cases

Management, legal and ethical issues abound when veterinarians recommend 'emergency' procedures to hesitant pet owners.
Oct 1, 2013

Management, legal and ethical issues abound when veterinarians recommend 'emergency' procedures to hesitant pet owners.

Attention, young veterinarians: These financial secrets will change your life

Are you a penniless new veterinary grad? These two strategies can make a huge impact on your bank account and debt load.
Sep 1, 2013

Are you a penniless new veterinary grad? These two strategies can make a huge impact on your bank account and debt load.

Harness your veterinary practice purchasing prowess

A carefully planned strategy could make you a contender in the race for practice ownership.
Aug 1, 2013

A carefully planned strategy could make you a contender in the race for veterinary practice ownership.

Avoid these pitfalls when switching a veterinary associate to production-based pay

Don't dodge the details when negotiating a production-based employment contract for your associates.
Jul 1, 2013

Transitioning veterinary associates to production-based pay.

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