Property issues in practice

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1993 Sep;23(5):975-89. doi: 10.1016/s0195-5616(93)50130-4.


This article discusses legal issues relating to property ownership. The primary focus is on land use control laws such as zoning ordinances. Cases involving legal questions over the location and operation of veterinary clinics are discussed. An explanation of how land use contracts work and how veterinarians may encounter them is included. The application of nuisance law is reviewed, and representative cases are discussed. Also included is a discussion of property liability issues and what veterinarians can do to avoid litigation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hospitals, Animal / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Jurisprudence*
  • Leasing, Property / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Legislation, Veterinary*
  • Ownership / legislation & jurisprudence
  • United States
  • Veterinary Medicine*