Our Approach

Services designed specifically for veterinarians by a veterinarian lawyer.
First of all, if you’re a practicing or academic veterinarian with a legal question or issue, you have come to the right place no matter what that problem is. We welcome every inquiry about any problem you may have, and there is no charge for an inquiry.

Our services were designed specifically for veterinarians by a veterinarian lawyer.

Open and Honest

In the end, our goal is for you to obtain the best possible outcome. If we don’t think we can help, or we think you should go in a different direction to meet your needs, we will offer you other avenues to pursue and other sources to contact, without charge. It may be a state agency, insurance broker, licensing authority or other professional. In the end, we know our good advice will benefit both of our professional relationships over time.

Your Legal Partner

aVL clients receive regular reports on the progress of their contracts, drafting changes, buy-in negotiations, practice lease document creation, or whatever the project is. We only do consulting and legal work related to veterinary medicine and as such, remain accessible. And we charge a reasonable hourly rate.

Here for the Life of Your Career

Since 1994, aVL has provided consulting and legal advice for professionals in every niche in the veterinary profession including students, clinicians, entrepreneurs, educators, practice owners and practice associates.

Our hope is to become and remain your professional legal consultant for the life of your career. Our offices offer the easiest possible access to critical and relevant expertise at reasonable cost.

Hear from Our Clients…


From a corporate practice associate:
“Thank you. And thank you for being so supportive and understanding. You’ve been like a father during my contract negotiations.”

From a New Graduate DVM:
“Thank you for your input on my new job offer. Now that we have addressed the issues of concern, I can move forward with the new job and everyone is clear on what services I receive compensation for and which are excluded from my Pro-Sal bonus calculation.”

Associates in Veterinary Law, P.C. (aVL) brings together two unique, professional disciplines -–veterinary medicine and legal counsel -– to provide the best possible outcome for our clients and their personal attorneys.