Agency and the Vet Bill

by Milton C. Toby, JD

The farm call is the lifeblood of most equine practices. Veterinarians know the important questions to ask about the patient: Accident or injury? Current condition? Obvious clinical signs such as... Read More

The Compounding Conundrum

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Veterinarians need to understand the state of legal compounding to protect themselves and their clients. Read More

Negligence Claimed in Lawsuit Against Drug Compounder

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Two years ago, following trials for the Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, samples from four Quarter Horses in the care of trainer John Stinebaugh tested positive for... Read More

Fifth Circuit Rules Against Online Vet

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Requiring a physical examination as a prerequisite for providing veterinary advice does not violate the Constitutional rights of a Texas veterinarian who provided such advice online, according to the... Read More

Balancing Risk, Reward with Veterinary Liens

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Many states have veterinary liens on their books, which are statutes that give veterinarians legal authority to retain custody of a client's animal as security for an unpaid debt for services... Read More

Expert Testimony Necessary for Negligence Claim

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Sweetie Pie, a dog owned by Mornan Sue English, was scheduled for surgery on her left hind leg at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists. Unfortunately, Dr. Aric Applewhite inadvertently operated on the... Read More

The ABCs of Business Resources: Attorney, Banker, CPA

by Kimberly S. Brown

Most veterinarians will work with an attorney, a banker and a certified public accountant (CPA) at some point in their professional careers. These people are often key business resources for a... Read More

Impact of the FDA Warning Letters about Illegal Omeprezole Products

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Additional information from the FDA about illegal omeprazole products... Read More

FDA Warns Ulcer OTC Marketers

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Online marketing of several over-the-counter drugs for horses has come under increased federal scrutiny according to warning letters dispatched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Oct. 29... Read More

Getting the Business in Nashville

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Enhancing clinical competency is the core of most continuing education programs for veterinarians, and rightly so. A favorable patient outcome is related directly to the clinical expertise of the... Read More

Connecticut Court Battle: Are Horses Dangerous?

by Milton C. Toby, JD

A recent decision handed down by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Vendrella v. Astriab Family Partnership was the latest development in a controversial personal injury lawsuit that has been winding... Read More

Building a "Green" Practice

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Oregon is one of the country's more environmentally conscious states. When Barbara G. Crabbe, DVM, and her colleagues decided to develop a comprehensive recycling program at their Beaverton... Read More

Business Trends from the 2013 AAEP Convention

by Milton C. Toby, JD

"61 Minutes--The Business Management News Hour and a Little Bit More for the Equine Practitioner" was the hands-down winner as the presentation offering the most information in the... Read More

The VBMA: Fostering Business Education

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Running a successful veterinary practice requires a broad knowledge base, clinical expertise, and business acumen. Veterinary... Read More

The VBMA: Fostering Business Education

by Milton C. Toby, JD

Running a successful veterinary practice requires a broad knowledge base, clinical expertise and business acumen. Veterinary schools traditionally do a good job developing veterinary knowledge and... Read More

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Vision & Mission Statements for Equine Practices
Crafting mission and vision statements for your equine veterinary practice will help you, your employees and your clients understand the core values of your business. Read More
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Veterinary Jobs in Industry
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Veterinarians Get a Leg Up in the War Against Equine Dermatitis
EPD is not a specific diagnosis. It is a syndrome. A term--scratches, dew poisoning, greasy heel, mud fever, foot rot, cracked heels--to describe cutaneous lesions caused... Read More
EQUIOXX (firocoxib) Tablets Receive FDA Approval
For almost 10 years, EQUIOXX (firocoxib) has been the only coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in horses. Now, this once-daily treatment to control joint pain and... Read More
Madigan Foal Squeeze Procedure for Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome
Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible... Read More
FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Omeprazole Drugs Marketed for Use in Horses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued nine warning letters to companies arketing unapproved animal drugs containing omeprazole. These products have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety... Read More

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