Rising corporate consolidation in the veterinary profession has been accompanied by an increasing use of non-disparagement clauses designed to prevent signers from criticizing buyers, partners or employers according to VIN NEWS.
“Non-disparagement covers a much broader range of speech than defamation because it applies even to statements of truth,” said Dr. Lance Roasa, a veterinarian and lawyer.
Such clauses can potentially stifle debate and distort perceptions about the effects of rapid consolidation on the veterinary profession.
Common Employee Complaints of Veterinary Consolidators
- Research conducted by CARE for Pets™ reveals that many healthcare workers of corporate-owned veterinary practices say their employer prioritizes profits over patient care.