Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update

On March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representative passed H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the complete bill is available here. The U.S. Senate has yet to vote on the bill and it has yet to be enacted into law. The intent of the bill is to guarantee free coronavirus testing, secure paid […]

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Tips for Starting Your Own Veterinary Practice

As a veterinarian, the prospect of starting your own practice is exciting. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and watching your business grow and flourish are just a few of the reasons that you should consider starting your own veterinary practice. However, like most big endeavors, there are several things you should consider […]

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Common Legal Problems for Veterinarians

Running a veterinary practice is a rewarding and unique experience. However, like all worthwhile endeavors, it isn’t without its challenges. For example, veterinarians are particularly vulnerable to legal problems. Luckily, many of these issues can be avoided with proper planning. And even when a legal challenge arises, it can often be resolved with the assistance […]

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Veterinarian caring for dog, avoiding veterinary malpractice litigation.

Tips for Avoiding Veterinary Malpractice Litigation

Veterinary malpractice occurs when a veterinarian fails to meet the standard of care that is reasonably expected of other animal health care providers. The standard of care expected of veterinarians is that which adheres to the normal protocols and practices of the veterinary field. Below are some tips on how to avoid veterinary malpractice litigation. […]

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Couple at a new veterinary practice.

Tips for Buying a Veterinary Practice

Buying a veterinary practice is a unique process, particularly if you’ve never bought one before.  And although practice ownership isn’t for everyone, there are major benefits to owning your own practice. If you are interested in purchasing a veterinary practice, below are some tips to get you started. Buying a Veterinary Practice? Follow These Tips […]

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The Corporate Squeeze: How Corporate Consolidation Is Disenfranchising Associate Veterans and Fueling Startups

By Anthony Mahan, Esq., MBA; Originally published on VetPartners In case you have been hiding under a rock the last few years, corporate consolidators have thrown piles of cash at acquiring veterinary practices throughout the U.S., which has resulted in lucrative practice purchases at astonishing valuation multiples. The corporate feeding frenzy is directed at multi-doctor […]

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Does HIPAA Apply to Animals?

For those of us who have been lucky enough to call pets a part of our family, we understand the love that accompanies our relationships with them. Some people like to take things to the extreme, like purchasing only the best treats, toys – and even clothing – that money can buy. But while we […]

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