Category Archives: veterinarian

Risky Testimonials, Advertising Restrictions

Veterinarians need to be very careful before providing an endorsement or testimonial for a product or medicine. It has to be truthful, it has to give the context to avoid being misleading, and in many cases, it violates laws or … Continue reading

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Upcoming Blog Topics from GVMA Fall Convention

The GVMA Fall Convention was fantastic. We had three sessions, with over 50 people per session, sometimes standing room only with overflow in the hallways. There was lots of excellent dialogue and practical questions.¬† I offered to answer a few … Continue reading

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At the GVMA Fall Convention in Atlanta

I’m at the fall GVMA Convention in Atlanta this weekend. Tomorrow I’ll be presenting three two hour Law, Ethics, and Professionalism continuing education sessions for a select group of Georgia Veterinarians. I’ve already received a number of questions on advertising, … Continue reading

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How many vet techs can be at a clinic?

You’d think the answer is easy… but it’s not. In some cases it requires some interesting math and definitional choices. And in a recent leap in Columbus, GA, I answered a question.. if not completely wrong, mostly so. I said … Continue reading

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Legal Form:”I’m the owner”

Sometimes you can get into a pickle where the microchip or your records show a different owner, but the animal needs care. Here’s a clause we include in our intake forms and used to have separately to cover this issue. … Continue reading

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What is expected by my clients when we vaccinate their pet? (Part 1)

Many clinics bring in a client, have an assistant pop some shots, and send off the client without the patient being seen or examined by a vet. The only records in the record management system is that a shot was … Continue reading

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Protect your Vaccines!

Our clinic had a power outage a few years ago and thousands of dollars of vaccines were lost as a result. Georgia is HOT, and not only were the vaccines ruined, but we had to reschedule appointments until the new … Continue reading

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Use of a Veterinary Clinic’s DEA account

One of the scariest areas of compliance for veterinarians is use of either their or the clinic’s DEA license. There are very few things that can lead to incarceration at a vet clinic. Falling afoul of the Controlled Substance Act … Continue reading

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Great LEAP Training Experience in Macon, GA

Yesterday I had a pretty amazing experience providing LEAP training in Macon, Georgia. People showed up 20 -30 minutes early. They had engaging questions. And they were concerned about both their patients and doing their best to comply with the … Continue reading

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