We are a team of lawyers who are passionate about advancing animal health.
VetMedLaw is a revolutionary legal practice, dedicated to improving animal health. As the future of veterinary medicine continues to change, we recognize the need to serve the unique needs of veterinarians, practice owners, and animal health manufacturers. Together, we can help ensure that pets have access to the best quality medicine, and veterinary prescription and OTC products with the greatest efficacy and safety. Our Animal Health Law practice is led by Jeff Schick, CVPM, ESQ, an attorney and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager who grew up in a family of veterinarians. Jeff’s experience in veterinary medicine began in his formative years, when he worked in his mother’s veterinary dermatology practice. Jeff helped lead the practice through a period of growth, eventually helping the practice expand from a 2,000 square foot dermatology center to a 12,500 square foot multi-specialty referral center.
For Veterinarians, we can help along your journey, so that pets are able to benefit from your expertise. Whether you need help with negotiating your employment contract, protecting your loved ones with an estate plan, or you need help with starting up a new practice, we are here to help you every step of the way.
For Practice Owners, we assist with a full range of corporate, employment, and tax law. We can advise and develop Buy-Sell Agreements, Operating Agreements, Tax Strategy, employee handbooks, employment law compliance, California Sexual Harassment & Abuse Prevention training, human resources policy and SOP development, and exit strategy planning.
For Animal Health Manufacturers, our extensive Intellectual Property and eCommerce experience can help you develop effective brand protection strategies to help stop diversion and keep pet owner dollars within the veterinary hospital (and authorized distribution networks). We can assist with MAP Policy implementation and enforcement, counterfeit prevention, diversion prevention, grey-market enforcement, and unauthorized seller enforcement from major online marketplaces. We also offer a full range of corporate law services, including tax planning, employment law compliance, human resource policy development, and M&A advisory services.