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Annual State Meeting: Veterinary Law Symposium 5/2/09

Date Start End Location   Event Registration
02 May 2009 07:45 AM 5:45 PM Buttes Tempe Resort
2000 Westcourt Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
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5/1/09 Online registration for this event has been deactivated because AzVMA staff will not have access to new online registrations. Faxed registrations received by 12:00 noon on Friday, 5/1, will be processed with no additional surcharge.
After 12:00 noon on Friday, 5/1, all new registrations will need to be at-the-door. Please be aware a $25 surcharge applies.
Veterinary Law Symposium and Annual Awards/Inauguration Luncheon
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Veterinary Law Symposium_5-2-09
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Preventative Medicine—Veterinary Risk Management

Speaker: Douglas C. Jack, Attorney at Law

         What every veterinarian and key staff person should know…
The changing face of veterinary medicine should give every veterinarian pause. With the emergence of a veterinary law discipline, and the movement to view animals as an important part of the family, veterinarians are coming under increased scrutiny from clients, regulatory boards and the public in general. This opens veterinarians and their staff to increased exposure to the risk of legal liability. Have you and your staff developed an awareness of these risks? Do you have strategies to keep you out of legal trouble?

Approved by the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice for 6 CE credit hours

Douglas Jack is a lawyer with his own practice in Fergus, Ontario Canada, practicing primarily in the area of business law and malpractice defense as it relates to the veterinary profession. He is a founding and charter member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and is the only Canadian to have served as its president. He has written books and articles, including a monthly column for Veterinary Practice News. Mr. Jack’s speaking engagements have taken him to veterinary groups throughout North America, Europe and Africa, where he has lectured in the area of the legal aspects of veterinary practice management. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is cooperating in the development of curriculum on veterinary jurisprudence for the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary.

This symposium is designed to give you the tools to manage risk in your practice.
You will learn:

• How to identify legal issues
• Become knowledgeable about avoidance strategies
• Become familiar with statutory compliance
• Develop confidence in developing strategies
• Take away practical tips for preventative management

Join us for lunch to honor your colleagues during the Distinction of Professionalism Awards presentations and witness the installation of new officers of the AzVMA and Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona.
(More info. available in PDF brochure)

  • Informed Consent to Treatment
  • Effective Medical Records Management
  • Accounts Receivable, Veterinary Liens, and Abandoned Animals
  • Legal Consequences for Ethical Breaches
  • Drafting Hospital Policies
  • Responding to Licensing Board Investigations
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