This week on the Cone…. Dr. Andy Roark sits down with veterinarian and attorney Dr. Lance Roasa to discuss an unprecedented wave of changes to the employment contracts that veterinarians are asked to sign. Gone are the days of the “handshake contract” and in are the days of the corporate legal team. Let’s get into this episode!


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Dr. Lance Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M who has bought, operated and sold veterinary practices. He has completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska, is the president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA), and on the board of directors of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Roasa is a founder of DripLearning Technologies, a veterinary continuing education provider and guest lectures in 13 veterinary colleges on the legal aspects of medical recordkeeping,veterinary malpractice and veterinary business as part of the curriculum. Heserves as a national co-advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Associationand regularly lectures to regional VBMA chapters and the national association on the topics of growth, business metrics, and technology implementation. 

Dr. Roasa is also the primary attorney for the Roasa Law Group, P.C., a law practice dedicated to serving veterinarians in practice transactions, employment contracts and as legal counsel to startup businesses.


Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian in Greenville SC and the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference. He has received the NAVC Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award three times, the WVC Practice Management Educator of the Year Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.

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