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2008 Minutes of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
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 February 7 & 8, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 6:46 p.m. on February 7, 2008.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflict of interest.

Dr. Jernigan presented a plaque to Amy L. Lewis, D.V.M. [sic] for her ten years of service on the Board. Dr. Lewis left the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan announced that Ms. Edwards has resigned her position on the Board, effective February 5, 2008. Dr. Marshall made a motion that a card be sent to her, signed by the members of the Board, thanking her for her service and a plaque be presented to her at the next meeting of the Board. The motion was seconded by Dr. Martin. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board continued its discussion from the last meeting about temporary permits. Dr. Marshall made a motion to eliminate the temporary permit interview by a Board member and substitute letters to the temporary permit applicant and supervisor. The letters will explain the restrictions of a temporary permit and the responsibilities of both the permit holder and the supervisor. The letters will be approved at the next meeting of the Board. Dr. Martin seconded the motion.

The Board continued its discussion from the last meeting of the differences between the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) and the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE). No further action was taken.

Dr. Bull made a motion to enter into a closed meeting pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(5), to discuss current and future employment compensation of the Board staff. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. At 8:00 p.m., the Board entered into closed meeting.

The Board returned to open session at 9:05 p.m.

Mr. Hearn presented corrected drafts of revisions to Administrative Rules .0203, .0205, .0206 and .0207. Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the final drafts and to initiate rule making proceedings Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan reconvened the regular meeting of the Board at 8:02 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflict of interest.

The regular meeting of the Board was adjourned at 8:05 a.m. so that the Committee on Investigations No. 2 could meet to discuss a case.

The meeting of the Board reconvened at 8:36 a.m.

Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP), joined the meeting. He presented an update on the status of program since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:50 a.m.

Dr. Marshall made a motion that the Board renew the contract with NCPHP for another six months under the same terms. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

On a motion made by Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the minutes for the October 31 & November 1, 2007, meeting were approved.

Dr. Marshall made a motion to allow Dr. Jernigan to sign the Consent Orders for Drs. Melissa & Steven Matthews on behalf of the Board. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Investigator's report on his activities since the last meeting was distributed.

The Executive Director reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting.

A financial report was distributed to the members of the Board. 

Following discussion, Dr. Davidson made a motion to approve the three reports.  Dr. Bull seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:33 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:45 a.m.

The Board reviewed the request from Amanda Blanton-McAdams, DVM that an inactive status with a lesser fee be offered to veterinarians who are practicing veterinary medicine in another state. The Board directed the Executive Director to send her a letter denying her request.

The Board reviewed the request from Margaret Emily Boothroyd, DVM for an extension of her continuing education requirements for 2008 because she is out of the country. Dr. Marshall made a motion to grant her an extension until June 30, 2008. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Upon a motion by Dr. Hawkins, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, The Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

Drs. Melissa & Steven Matthews and their attorney, Mr. Steve Peterson, joined the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the Board's proposed consent order and the events that led up to the order. They left the meeting at 10:40 a.m.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:40 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:55 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2007032-2   Christian Allyn Bolz, D.V.M. (complaint of the [sic] Mr. Michael Tuck) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007030-2   Gary D. Schaffer, D.V.M. (Complaint of the [sic] Ms. Cynthia Roland) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

2007029-2   Harold Pearce, DVM & Erik Marshall Clary, DVM (complaint of Ms. Loretta J. Cova) - continued.

2007028-2   Summer Ann Roberson, R.V.T. (Complaint of Ms. Katherine C. Alford) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Mrs. Robinson made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 2 report. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Davidson abstaining from the vote regarding complaint 2007028-2 (Ms. Roberson).

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

Dr. Davidson left the meeting so the the Committee could present complaint # 2007025-2.

2007025-5  Lenore Marie Bacek, DVM, Richard B. Ford, DVM, Marie Kate Holowaychuk, DVM, Robert Charles Houghton, DVM and Matt Shigeo Takara, DVM (complaint of Mr. Herbert K. Shera, Sr.) - The portion of the complaint against Drs. Bacek and Ford is dismissed, with a finding of no probable cause. Dr. Holowaychuk, Houghton, and Takara are all to receive a letter of reprimand.

Dr. Davidson rejoined the meeting.

2007031-5  Ann Marie Livengood, DVM & Arthur R. Hauser, DVM (complaint of Mr. Larry Bundy) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007036-5  Danny Henry, DVM. (Complaint of Mr. & Mrs. Mike McCullen) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand and $1,000.00 civil monetary penalty. The basis for the penalty is G.S. 90-187.8(b)(1) and (5).

2007003-5  Steven A. Walker, DVM. (Complaint of Ms. Lauren Scioscia) - The committee reconsidered its previous decision to dismiss the complaint. Following reconsideration, the committee issued a disciplinary action, a letter of caution.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report for complaint no. 20007025-5. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Davidson abstaining from the vote.

Dr. Davidson made a motion to approve the remainder of the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report. Dr. Bull seconded the motion.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 12:20 p.m. for a break, and reconvened at 12:30 p.m.

The Board set the 2008 Board meetings dates to be April 11, July 11, August 28 and November 6.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Marshall and seconded by Mrs. Robinson at 12:55 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


 April 10 & 11, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 7:20 p.m. on April 10, 2008.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

Dr. Jernigan reminded the members of the Board that they must file their statement of economic interest with the North Carolina State Ethics Commission by April 15, 2008.

The Board continued its discussion from the last meeting about temporary permits.

The Board discussed 21 NCAC 66.0206 entitled, Minimum Facility and Practice Standards. No further action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan reconvened the regular meeting of the Board at 8:01 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

Warren Pendergast, MD, Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP), joined the meeting. He presented an update on the status of program since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

On a motion made by Dr. Martin, seconded by Dr. Marshall, the minutes for the February 7 & 8 2008, meeting were approved.

The Board discussed possible rules for programs for impaired veterinary personnel. No further action was taken.

Dr. Jernigan appointed a nominating committee for 2008-2009 officers of Dr. Bull, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Martin.

The Investigator's report on his activities since the last meeting was distributed.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:20 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:35 a.m.

The Executive Director reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting.

A financial report was distributed to the members of the Board. 

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2007029-2  Harold Pearce, DVM & Erik Marshall Clary, DVM (complaint of Ms. Loretta J. Cova) - continued.

2007039-2  Michael Curtis Adams, D.V.M. (Complaint of the [sic] Ms. Robin Carptenter) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007040-2  Nathaniel Silos, D.V.M. (Complaint of the [sic] Mr. & Mrs. Emanual Mezzano) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007034-2  Shelly Anne Austin, D.V.M. (Complaint of Ms. Karen Pinion) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2006020-2  Susan Michele Rohrer, D.V.M. (Complaint of Ms. Mary V. Diemer) - At the request of Dr. Rohrer the committee reconsidered its previous decision of issue a letter of reprimand. Following the reconsideration, the committee dismissed the complaint with a finding of no probable cause.

2007014-2  Ruston Wayne Howell, D.V.M. (Complaint of Mr. Scudday W. Sullivan) - At the request of Dr. Howell the committee reconsidered its previous decision of issue a letter of reprimand. Following the reconsideration, the committee dismissed the complaint with a finding of no probable cause.

Mrs. Robinson made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 2 report. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2007033-5  Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM (complaint of Ms. Terri Kirkland) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007035-5  James E. Schacht, DVM & Clayton Charles Watkins, DVM (complaint of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kinnamon) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007037-5  Art Taylor, DVM. (Complaint of Ms. Deborah Shanahan) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007038-5  Cynthia L. Almond, DVM, Jessica Anne Frances Nelson, DVM & Rhodnick B. Lowe, DVM (complaint of Mr. & Mrs. Todd E. Motley) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report to reaffirm its decision on complaint no. 2007025-5. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Davidson abstaining from the vote.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Marshall abstaining on complaint no. 2007038-5.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Martin, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Hawkins and seconded by Dr. Martin at 11:36 A.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


 July 11, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


Dr. Jernigan convened the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board at 8:03 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T., and Ms. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

Warren Pendergast, MD, Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP), joined the meeting. He presented an update on the status of program since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

On a motion made by Dr. Martin, seconded by Dr. Marshall, the minutes for the April 10 & 11, 2008, meeting were approved as corrected.

Ms. Katie Morgan introduced herself to the Board. She has been appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Ms. Amy Edwards.

The Board discussed the current complaint process and issues relating to the growing length of complaints. Dr. Davidson made a motion that the Board establish a new administrative policy for the Executive Director to process complaints more efficiently by limiting the initial complaint and doctors response to five typed pages and the client's reply to the doctors response to one typed page. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:20 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:30 a.m.

The Investigator's report on his activities since the last meeting was distributed.

The Executive Director reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting.

A financial report was distributed to the members of the Board. 

The Board reviewed the change to the business standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service. Dr. Hawkins made a motion to change the reimbursement rate to 58.5 cents per mile to conform to the new Internal Revenue Service rate. Dr. Bull seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Nominating Committee presented its slate of officers for 2008-2009. The Committee nominated Dr. Jernigan for President, Dr. Marshall for Vice-President and Mrs. Robinson for Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Bull made a motion that the slate of officers be approved and elected to their respective positions. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Davidson, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

Dr. Bull requested that the Board review its March 24, 1994 decision that microchiping is the practice of veterinary medicine and must be done by a licensed veterinarian. Dr. Davidson made a motion to adopt by reference the section 4b of the April 2006, American Veterinary Medical Associations (sic) policy on, The Objectives and Key Elements Needed for Effective Electronic Identification of Companion Animals, Birds and Equids." That policy states:

"Implantation of microchips is a veterinary procedure. The subcutaneous or intramuscular administration of an injectable transponder (an electronic identification device) in an animal for an animal owner is an injection procedure and, therefore, constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine. The injection should be done by a licensed veterinarian or under direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian."

Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:35 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:40 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2007029-2  Harold Pearce, DVM & Erik Marshall Clary, DVM (complaint of Ms. Loretta J. Cova) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008005-2  Jenniffer Marie DeJames, RVT (complaint of the Ms. Jean S. Moser) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

2008003-2  Donna Tyson Dishman, DVM (complaint of the Ms. Thomas P. Schneider) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008009-2  Joe Packheiser, DVM & Tana R. Albright, DVM (complaint of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Nelson) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 11:30 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 11:40 a.m.

As part of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) outreach to veterinary state boards Dennis A. Feinberg, DVM and Mike Thomas, DVM joined the meeting. They presented a history and background of the NBVME and its strategy map for 2007-2009.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 12:10 p.m. for a break, and reconvened at 12:50 p.m.

The Board continued its discussion with Drs. Feinberg and Thomas. Following a question and answer period they left the meeting at 1:15 p.m.

2008014-2  James P. Beeson, Jr., DVM & Paul Michael Arfmann, DVM (complaint of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Jones) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007021-2  Joel M. Barden, DVM (complaint of Ms. Stacey Merda) - Previously Dr. Barden was issued a letter of reprimand and civil monetary penalty of $500.00. With Dr. Barden reporting that he has ceased all services with DART, the Board's requested contract is not needed and he as met the requirements necessary to have the Board withdraw the civil monetary penalty. Dr. Hawkins made a motion to withdraw the civil monetary penalty. Mrs. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

2008017-2  Dennis D. Emerson, DVM (complaint of Ms. June Holecek) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008011-2  Charles E. Loops, DVM (complaint of William R. Wilhelm, DVM) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

2008021-2  Christopher Todd Worrell, DVM (complaint of Ms. Elizabeth Anne Huneycutt) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008019-2  Norman F. Manning, DVM (complaint of Ms. Linda Harbaugh) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2007026-2  Trenna Luise Man Warren, DVM (complaint of the Board) - The Committee reconsidered its previous decision to dismiss the complaint and instead [recommended] a letter of caution.

Mrs. Robinson made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 2 report. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Hawkins abstaining on complaint no. 2007029-2.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2008001-5  Paige MacKenzie Smith, DVM (complaint of Ms. Rebecca Klein) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008008-5  Jennifer D. Rodriguez, DVM (complaint of Ms. Kathleen M. Sadocha) - Continued, add the owner of the facility, Jack D. Brown, DVM, and allow him the opportunity to respond to the complaint.

2008013-5  Stanislaw Naruszewicz, LW & Matthew Kurtz Wendelken, DVM. (Complaint of Ms. Caroline Cameron) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008010-5  Jimmy A. Shaver, DVM (complaint of Mr. James C. Johnson) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008015-5  Kim R. Longer, DVM (complaint of Ms. Brenda C. Bolding) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008006-5  Leslie Yow, DVM & Jennifer Lynn Johnson, DVM (complaint of Mr. Jeff Bianchi) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008016-5  Jennifer D. Rodriguez, DVM (complaint of Ms. Barbara Gray) - continued.

2008012-5  James E. Brown, DVM (complaint of Ms. Donna Atwood) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

2008002-5  Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM (complaint of Ms. Janice Wrenn) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008020-5  Lori Ann Scappino, DVM (complaint of Ms. Rebecca Height) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report. Ms. Morgan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Hawkins and seconded by Mrs. Robinson at 3:23 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


  August 27 & 28, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 7:00 p.m. on August 27, 2008.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, and guest, Ms. Amy Edwards.

Dr. Jernigan presented a plaque to Ms. Edwards for her service on the Board. Ms. Edwards thanked the Board and commented on her time on the Board. Ms. Edwards left the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

Dr. Jernigan reminded the members of the Board that they must file their statement of economic interest with the North Carolina State Ethics Commission by April 15, 2008.

The Board started to discuss possible changes to the Veterinary Practice Act. Specifically, the Board reviewed G.S. 90-179, Purpose of Article, 90-180, Title, and G.S. 90-181, Definitions 1 to 5.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan reconvened the regular meeting of the Board at 8:03 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. And Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

On a motion made by Dr. Hawkins, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, the minutes for the July 11, 2008, meeting were approved.

Warren Pendergast, MD, Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP), joined the meeting. He presented an update on the status of program since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:20 a.m.

The Investigator's report on his activities since the last meeting was distributed.

The Board set October 8, 2008, for the date of an additional Board meeting to work on changes to the General Statutes. The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m.

The Executive Director reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting.

A financial report was distributed to the members of the Board. 

Dr. Davidson made a motion to approve the expenditure of $45,000 to upgrade the Board's current computer software to allow for online renewal of licenses and online applications for State and National examinations. The Board wants online applications to be available by March 31, 2009, and renewals ready for the 2010 renewal season. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Bull made a motion that the Board's Executive Director seeks Board approval for expenditures greater than $5,000. After discussion Dr. Bull retracted her motion.

Dr. Marshall made a motion that the Executive Director has the authority to spend up to $5,000.00 per non-operational purchase and that the Executive Director receive approval from the Board President and Secretary-Treasurer for amounts greater than $5,000.00. Non-operational purchases over $500.00 are to be reported in the Executive Director's status report. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:25 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:35 a.m.

Mrs. Morgan left the meeting to attend a funeral.

Dr. Hawkins made a motion to approve the Executive Director's status and financial reports. Mrs. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Hawkins discussed with the Board the referrals of procedures to emergency veterinary practice facilities. No further action was taken.

Dr. Davidson, presenting as Associate Dean and Director of Clinics at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine discussed faculty certificates and full licensure. The Board will continue this discussion at its next regular meeting.

The Board set the meeting date for the first meeting 2009 to be January 23.

The Board reviewed the veterinary technician application from Mr. Keith Antione Hines. Dr. Bull made a motion to accept his application and grant him registration should he meet all of the current registration requirements. Dr. Marshall seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:37 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:48 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2008026-2  Marat Semenovich Dubrovsky, VV (complaint of Mr. Elliot M. Cramer) - continued.

2008007-2  Stephen Duane Blanton, DVM (complaint of the [sic] Mr. George P. Haig, DDS) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008028-2  Tanya S. Burtis, DVM & Derrich Alexander Phillips, DVM (complaint of Ms. Wendy Stader) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008032-2  Clifford N. Bostic, DVM (complaint of Mr. Joseph Singer) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

Mrs. Robinson made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 2 report. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2008016-5  Jenifer D. Rodriguez, DVM (complaint of Ms. Barbara Gray) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008018-5  Roxanne Kathleen Taylor, DVM (complaint of Ms. Brandi Golojuch) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008022-5  Lauren Elizabeth Meadows, DVM (complaint of Ms. Angela M. Wencil) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008023-5  Stanislaw Naruszewicz, LW (complaint of Ms. Alison Quinn) - Disciplinary action, letter of reprimand.

2008025-5  Leslie Sharon Brown-Hinchcliffe, DVM (complaint of Stacy Ann Jones, DVM) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008027-5  Deborah Ann Cowan, DVM (complaint of Mr. Mike Geary & Ms. Kim Franklin) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008031-5  Stanley Kent Robinson, DVM (complaint of Ms. Stacie Linnette Rash) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008033-5  Denise R. Sacks, DVM & Jessica Kavina Taylor, DVM (complaint of Mr. & Mrs. Al Walker) - The portion of the complaint against Dr. Sacks is dismissed with a finding of no probable cause. Dr. Taylor is to receive a letter of caution  letter of reprimand (correction to the Minutes per Letter of Reprimand dated March 16, 2009 to Jessica K. Taylor, DVM) for her portion of the complaint.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Bull abstaining on complaint no. 2008025-5 and Dr. Jernigan abstaining on complaint no. 2008-33-5.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Bull, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Hawkins and seconded by Dr. Martin at 12:11.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


  October 8, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 8:10 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T., and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey [sic]

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

The Board continued its discuss [sic] of possible changes to the Veterinary Practice Act from the last meeting. Specifically, the Board reviewed G.S. 90-181(6) to G.S. 90-187.3.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:25 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:35 a.m.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:35 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:40 a.m.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 12:00 p.m. for a break, and reconvened at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Davidson, appearing before the Board as Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services for North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine requested that the Board endorse for full veterinary licensure certain faculty certificate holders at the College. Mrs. Robinson made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Davidson abstaining.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Bull, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Hawkins and seconded by Dr. Martin at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

  November 5 & 6, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 3:08 p.m. In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, and [sic] Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

The Board continued its discussion of possible changes to the Veterinary Practice Act from the last meeting. Specifically, the Board started with the remainder of G.S. 90-187.3 and continued through G.S. 90-187.7.

Ms. Katie Morgan joined the meeting at 4:25 p.m.

The Board continued reviewing changes to the Veterinary Practice Act and finished with G.S. 90-187.8.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Jernigan reconvened the regular meeting of the Board at 8:05 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

The Board discussed the progress it was making on revisions to the Veterinary Practice Act and determined that another meeting in 2008 is necessary. The meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On a motion made by Dr. Hawkins, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, the minutes for the August 28, 2008, meeting were approved.

On a motion made by Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the minutes for the October 8, 2008, meeting were approved.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 9:20 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 9:35 a.m.

The Board reviewed the application for registration as a veterinary technician from Ms. Toni Renee Epperson. On her application, Ms. Epperson failed to answer certain questions relating to her personal history correctly. Following the review of her response to a Board inquiry about those questions Dr. Hawkins made a motion to issue her a registration. Dr. Martin seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the application for licensure as a veterinarian from Madeleine True Ballas, DVM. On her application, she indicated that she has a pending complaint in the State of New Mexico. Dr. Marshall made a motion to accept her application. Following discussion Dr. Marshall amended his motion to include that she must provide the Board with documentation about the resolution of the complain within thirty days of its completion. Dr. Bull seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board set the 2009 Board meeting dates to be March 19 & 20, May 28 & 29, August 20 & 21 and November 5.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:25 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:35 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2008026-2  Marat Semenovich Dubrovsky, VV (complaint of Mr. Elliot M. Cramer) - continued.

2008030-2  Joyce Ruth McMillian, DVM (complaint of the [sic] Mr. Ronald Bennett) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008034-2  Stephanie Anne Moore, DVM (complaint of the [sic] Ms. Shelia H. Myers) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008024-2  George Reeve Silver, Jr., DVM (complaint of Ms. Eileen L. Kerlin) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008036-2  Laura Michelle Kucera, DVM (complaint of Ms. Vivian Beck) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

The Committee recommended the Board restore the veterinary license of Lynn McEroy Roberts, DVM to active status provided that Dr. Roberts must meet with the Committee on Investigations No. 2 on January 22, 2009, and enter into a Consent Order with the Board. Following the meeting, the Committee will then recommend the terms of the order and the effective date of reinstatement.

Mrs. Robinson made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 2 report. Dr. Davidson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2008029-5  Douglas Allen Berry, DVM & Heather Jo Sallade, DVM (complaint of Ms. Donna Castro) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008035-5  William T. Dawkins, DVM (complaint of Mr. Robert L. Culler) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008040-5  Heather Keir Sinclair, DVM (complaint of Ms. J. Summer Rain) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008037-5  Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM (complaint of Ms. [sic] and Mrs. David Kellis) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2008039-5  Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM (complaint of Ms. [sic] and Mrs. Jimmy Wilkinson) - Disciplinary action, letter of caution.

2008041-5  Stanley Cameron Corbin, DVM (complaint of Ms. Stephanie Pruitt) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations No. 5 report. Dr. Marshall seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Jernigan abstaining on complaint no. 2008041-5.

Upon a motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Martin, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Bull and seconded by Dr. Hawkins at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

  December 7, 2008 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 9:11 a.m.  In attendance were Board members Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T., and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, and [sic] Mr. Thomas Mickey [sic]

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board, the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics statement on conflicts of interest.

The Board continued its discuss [sic] of possible changes to the Veterinary Practice Act from the last meeting. Specifically, the Board reviewed G.S. 90-187(4) to G.S. 90-187.6.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:20 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 10:30 a.m.

The Board continued discussion of the Veterinary Practice Act with G.S. 90-187.7 through G.S. 90-187.12.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 12:20 p.m. for a lunch, and reconvened at 12:50 a.m. [sic]

The Board continued discussion of the Veterinary Practice Act with G.S. 90-187.13 through G.S. 90-187.15.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Bull and seconded by Dr. Davidson at 2:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

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