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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Allen serves on DVM Newsmagazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
At least until you've familiarized yourself with your state veterinary practice acts. You're responsible for knowing and following the laws that regulate other health professions – not just veterinary clinics.
When you feel like you're constantly trudging through your day, a change in careers might be a refreshing solution. But if you decide to get out of veterinary practice ownership and sell – be prepared.