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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

The costs of suing

Even when you know the law is on your side, you might be better off skipping a court date with Lady Justice
May 1, 2010

Even when you know the law is on your side, you might be better off skipping a court date with Lady Justice

Vague rules leave vets in the dark

Something's wrong — veterinarians are expected to follow rules nobody understands
Apr 1, 2010

Veterinarians struggle to comply with rules no one understands.

The new-graduate conundrum

Communicating your expectations and new associates' advancement options up front will help increase their productivity and enthusiasm
Mar 1, 2010

The cost of an advanced degree is becoming nearly impossible for graduates to pay in a reasonable time.

The top 10 reasons for contract disputes

Advice on how to handle vacation days, non-competes and more
Feb 1, 2010

In the world of veterinary employment agreements, the sun shines mostly on the same old points of contention.

All you need to know about long-term medical leave: What you don't know can hurt you

Complaints, lawsuits can cripple veterinary practice owners who don't have a written medical-leave policy
Jan 1, 2010

Complaints, lawsuits can cripple veterinary practice owners who don't have a written medical-leave policy

Pet health insurance: What we're learning from ObamaCare

Veterinarians—not insurance companies—may be in charge now and in the future when it comes to pet insurance.
Dec 1, 2009

Veterinarians—not insurance companies—may be in charge now and in the future when it comes to pet insurance.

The patient care disconnect: Assessing your liability when communication fails

Why larger veterinary hospitals face greater risks for workers' missteps
Sep 1, 2009

Legal liability is a potential problem for all businesses, including veterinarians. And the larger the business, the greater the risk.

Breaching a non-compete clause has consequences

Much more is at stake than enforceability; your career is at risk
Aug 1, 2009

Much more is at stake than enforceability; your career is at risk.

The amorphous buy-in offer

Beware of potential misunderstandings about sensitive partnership issue
Jul 1, 2009

One of the more stressful times in a veterinarian's employment relationship is contract-signing or contract-renewal time.

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