EPISODE 14 » 07|10|2020

For the Record: Patient Record Keeping Q&A

How long do you have to keep a patient's records? With whom can you share records, and do you need a client's permission? What if a client requests their records, but they have an outstanding balance on their account? These questions and more are answered in this episode, during which Mia drills OVMA Executive Director Jack Advent on Ohio veterinary record-keeping laws.

In the final segment, Mia has a conversation with OVMA District 5 Representative Dr. Michelle Harcha as part of the continuing series, Meet the Board.

Episode Guests

Jack Advent

Jack Advent


Jack Advent is the executive director of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and past president of the Ohio Society of Association Executives.

Michelle Harcha


Dr. Harcha has worked in private practice, emergency medicine, academia, and industry. She is currently a consultant and coach to veterinary professionals.