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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

10 of the most common legal troubles for veterinarians

Jan 1, 2008

Mind-numbing television programs truly have a therapeutic effect after a long day at work. Listening to Oprah Winfrey or Tom Cruise talk about their latest philanthropic and humanitarian undertakings makes my eyes roll back in my head faster than a pint of Guinness.

Wake up now to the realities of long-term care insurance

Dec 1, 2007

I don't want you to go broke. And I want to teach you how to avoid it now and through your eventual retirement.

Whom do you trust

Nov 1, 2007

When the average person thinks about a "trust fund," he envisions Paris Hilton or some filthy-rich kid from college days who wouldn't recognize a hard day's work if it bit him.

It's never too early to plan for ownership of a veterinary practice

Four tips to help you open the financial door
Oct 1, 2007

When I speak to veterinary students or new graduates, the topic of an eventual practice purchase often comes up.

To avoid legal hassles, keep good records of pharaceuticals

Sep 1, 2007

Several legal and consulting matters passed through our offices recently, dealing with administrative record-keeping failures related to controlled substances.

Don't delegate what you don't understand

Aug 1, 2007

Every year, my veterinarian clients keep getting younger.

Non-compliance: Who's really taking the legal risk?

Jul 1, 2007

My lovely wife Mary recently threw me a giant 50th birthday party. While the gag gifts were entertaining, the conversations were enlightening.

Controlled substances: Strict protocols, records crucial to compliance

Jun 1, 2007

Nothing will help nip an investigation faster than a clearly maintained drug record book.

How to form a new practice entity

May 1, 2007

The weather in New York is beginning to improve after a long winter and my staff is fielding the usual rash of telephone calls from vets hoping to open new practices. And, though I am going to be giving a day-long lecture on the topic of new practice formation at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference later this year, I thought now would be a good time to provide some useful pointers to veterinarians planning to set up shop in the near future.


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