Legal IssuesBeing penny-wise is pound-foolish for practice owners who forgo expert contract advice.
Legal IssuesVeterinary practices encounter the same risks as other businesses and pay the same high price for not taking threats seriously.
Government/RegulationsNoncompete agreements appear headed for extinction. Also, look for changes to independent contractor rules.
Government/RegulationsA fraudulent application can deliver costly ramifications before or after a hospital sale.
Human ResourcesQuitting her practice after negotiating to stay post-sale put the former owner on the losing side of a lawsuit.
Frequent communication, detailed job descriptions and all-encompassing employee handbooks put practice owners on firmer legal ground.
Pets can be injured — or worse — through sheer negligence or unforeseen events.
A New York court case serves as a cautionary tale about hospital protocols and client communication.