Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
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 [email protected] Dr. Allen serves on dvm360 magazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 10, 2018
Once upon a time, veterinary practices were owned by veterinarians. Then other interested parties came along ...
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 04, 2018
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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 28, 2018
Noncompete terms are the gifts that keep on giving well after you leave a veterinary practice. If you’re hoping to get out of yours, here’s a picture of how that could go—as well as some words of advice.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 07, 2018
Imagine you decide to leave your veterinary practice and your coworker wants to follow. If you aren’t careful, you could end up in court.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 31, 2018
Just like the transcontinental railroad transformed the American West, our profession is experiencing changes the likes of which it's never seen before.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 04, 2018
If you’re ever disciplined by your state veterinary board, don’t make your nightmare worse by neglecting your licenses in other states.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 20, 2017
Creating a working partnership with a generalist can open the door to a career path you may not have considered.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 30, 2017
New veterinary talent wants noncompete language that won’t be unfairly burdensome. Employers want noncompete language that will hold up in court. Could a laddered noncompete serve both interests?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 29, 2017
If you’re an associate veterinarian, your new employment contract is worth a careful read—so don’t let the new corporate team pressure you into a quick turnaround.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2017
A nondisparagement clause might keep that toxic team member you fired from badmouthing your veterinary practice all over social media—if it’s legally enforceable.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 29, 2017
Let’s get to know what these documents are, how they can help and why they might benefit your veterinary practice (and your wallet).
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 22, 2017
Subtleties in wording can mean everything when addressing breach of contract situations. Learn from these examples given by Dr. Allen.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 19, 2017
A well-thought-out letter of intent, much like an engagement proposal, can keep from scaring off a potential business partner.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 05, 2017
Lessons learned from my visit to the real-life Rick’s Café from the classic film Casablanca can help you get what you want out of a veterinary employment contract—whether you’re the boss or the associate.