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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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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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KY Sales Tax Update (HB 366): The Loophole!

Over the past few weeks my office has been asked numerous times about the new tax on “luxury services” in Kentucky, including veterinary and pet care services. After much thought below is the loophole all veterinarians should read!  If you haven’t heard, starting July 1, 2018 *all* veterinarians in the state of Kentucky will be […]

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New Regulations for Compounded Drugs in Ohio

The Ohio Pharmacy Board just promulgated new regulations that directly affect veterinary hospitals in Ohio that purchase or dispense compounded drugs.  As of 2/22/2016 compounding pharmacies will not be permitted to ship compounded drugs to your facility unless your facility has registered with the Ohio Pharmacy Board as a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD). […]

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