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2010 Minutes of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
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 January 28-29, 2010 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 4:45 p.m. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven. Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey was present as well.

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

At the August 2009 Board Meeting Robert J. Meyer, DVM, owner of Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in Wendell, N. C., met with the Board to present information concerning the likelihood that certain horse breeding operations in North Carolina were conducting embryo transfers, ultrasounds and other procedures which might constitute the unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine. Following discussion by the Board, Dr. Jernigan volunteered to review the information available to determine whether it indicated possible acts of unlicensed practice. Mr. Hearn provided website information from the internet to Dr. Jernigan about the three horse farms in question. At this meeting, Dr. Jernigan reported to the Board that the website information did not show offers to provide veterinary medical services. Following Dr. Jernigan's report, by consensus, the Board directed Mr. hearn to write Dr. Meyer and convey the Board's findings. The letter should also ask Dr. Meyer to contact the Board should he obtain other information about unlicensed practice.

Mr. Mickey reported on how the on-line license renewal system has functioned since it was activated in November 2009. No further action was taken.

The Board continued its discussion of possible changes to the Veterinary Practice Act from the last meeting. The Board started a review of the draft language that has been completed.

The meeting was adjourned for dinner at 5:50 p.m. and reconvened at 6:20 p.m.

The Board continued its review of draft language to revise the Veterinary Practice Act.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

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 Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on being aware and avoiding conflicts of interest. Dr. Davidson stated that he had a conflict of interest with two items on the agenda. He will abstain from discussion and voting on Animalscan, which operates the Pet Imaging Center at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He will also abstain from the discussion and vote on complaint number 2009038-5, which involves veterinarians at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

David Bristol, DVM, Acting Dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, joined the meeting to discuss recent developments regarding IAMS Pet Imaging Center, LCC ("IAMS"). Since 2002 and until recently IAMS operated an MRI service at NCUS-CVM. Recently IAMS has sold its controlling interest in NC Pet Imaging, LLC to Animalscan. He explained that in 2002 when the Imaging Center first opened, Oscar Fletcher, DVM, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine met with the Board to discuss non-veterinary ownership of the Center. At the time, the Board endorsed the concept of private and public partnership affiliation of IAMS and the NCSU-CVM. Information from Dr. Bristol and Dr. Davidson indicated that the new contract between NCSU-CVM and Animalscan provided more control by NCSU-CVM of the relationship between the parties. Dr. Bristol left the meeting at 8:25 a.m.

Following discussion a motion by Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Marshall the Board voted to reaffirm its previous endorsement of this collaborative project between NCSU-CVM and Animalscan for the same public and animal health, safety and welfare benefits the Board recognized on September 6, 2002.

On a motion made by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Davidson, the minutes for the November 5, 2009 meeting were approved.

At 8:30 a.m., Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP), and Joseph P. Jordan, PhD joined the meeting. Dr. Pendergast presented an update on the status of program since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, they left the meeting at 9:05 a.m.

The meeting recessed at 9:00 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 9:15 a.m.

The Board discussed the January 13, 2010 letter from G. Robert Weedon, DVM, David E. Rice, Health Director, and Jean P. McNeil, DVM requesting that the Board find that students enrolled in BIO 498 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-W) meet the exemption of G. S. 90.187.10(2). This exemption request followed the Board's denial at the September 2009 meeting of a similar request for an exemption for UNC-W student volunteers at the New Hanover County Animal Control Services onsite spay/neuter facility. The new element in this request is that the students who are volunteers will be enrolled in BIO 498 taught by Dr. McNeil and Dr. Weedon. After discussion, Dr. Marshall made a motion to affirm the Board's previous decision from the September Board meeting. Dr. Bull seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Hearn is to write a letter to Dr. Weedon, Mr. Rice and Dr. McNeil about the Board's decision.

The Board Investigator presented his report on activities since the last meeting. Following his report Dr. Davidson made a motion to initiate a Board complaint against Richard E. Keeton, DVM concerning recent felony convictions.

The Board directed Mr. Hearn to prepare a letter to the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners concerning chiropractors offering to provide services that constitute the delivery of veterinary medicine.

Mr. Hearn reminded the member of the Board that their Statements of Economic Interest should be filed by April 15. He also proposed a plan that he and Mr. Craven would provide ethics, pubic records, and other training mandated by recent legislation. The will make presentations at future Board meetings.

The meeting recessed at 10:40 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 10:50 a.m.

At 10:37 a.m., Ms. Claire Holly met with the Board to introduce herself as the new Executive Director for the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. She left the meeting at 11:08 a.m.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 11:08 a.m. for a break, and reconvened at 11:15 a.m.

Mr. Mickey reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting. He distributed a financial report to the members of the Board, who reviewed and discussed the report with him. Mrs. Robinson made a motion, seconded by Dr. Hawkins to accept the Executive Director's report. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the November 21, 2009, letter from Ahmed N. Said, DVM concerning Dr. Hawkins. The Board interviewed Dr. Hawkins as part of the review of the letter. Dr. Hawkins left the meeting and the Board discussed Dr. Said's letter and Dr. Hawkins' comments. Dr. Bull made a motion to respond to Dr. Said, stating that his letter provided no details that would show cause for a Board action. Mrs. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Dr. Hawkins rejoined the meeting.

The Board discussed the December 15, 2009, letter from Shari B. Brown, DVM concerning 1-year and 3-year vaccination protocols. Mr. Hearn is to prepare a letter to her that reflects the Board's discussion and provides general information about her concerns.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2009037-2  De Wanna R. Anderson, DVM - The Animal Hospital - Mr. & Mrs. Alex Kemper - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009039-2  Dennis D. Emerson, DVM - Southside Animal Hospital - Mr. Rodney R. Windsor - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009045-2  Mark L. Ayers, DVM - Archdale Animal Clinic & James Gary Yates, DVM - Westchester Veterinary Hospital - Mrs. Carolyn Jones - Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009044-2  Katrina Ann Becker, DVM - Friendly Animal Clinic - Guilford College & Ralph Philip Yerex, BVMS - Brassfield Animal Hospital - Ms. Anna Soudrette - Continued.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

The Board recessed for lunch at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 12:50 p.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2009022-5  Edith Kathryn Wilder, DVM - Graham Animal Hospital, P.A. & Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM - Alamance Animal Emergency Hospital - Mr. Joseph Eugene Martin - Letter of Reprimand for Dr. Wilder. Letter of Reprimand and $2,500.00 civil monetary penalty with factors based upon factors in G.S. 90-187.8(b)(2)(5) for Dr. Beagle. The assessment of the civil monetary penalty and the factors on which it is based was set forth in a motion by Dr. Hawkins and seconded Mrs. Morgan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

2009041-5  Guy Beretich, DVM - Vets for Pets Animal Hospital - Ms. Tammy Brundage - Continued.

2009038-5  Amanda Ardente, DVM & Rae Hutchins, DVM - NCSU, CVM - Mr. and Mrs. George Michaels - Continued.

2009043-5  Guy Beretich, DVM - Vets for Pets Animal Hospital - Ms. Melanie Johnson - Continued.

2009032-5  Mark Douglas Ledyard, DVM - Charlotte Street Animal Hospital - Mr. Jay K. Jones - Letter of Caution

Upon a motion by Dr. Davidson, seconded by Dr. Bull, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5 with Dr. Davidson abstaining on the vote with respect to complaint number 2009038-5 (Drs. Ardente & Hutchins).

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

Dr. Davidson made a motion, seconded by Dr. Davidson [sic], to enter into a closed meeting pursuant to G. S. § 143-318.11(a)(5) to discuss personnel matters, including compensation of Board staff. The motion passed unanimously. At 1:44 p.m., the Board entered into closed meeting and returned to open session at 2:40 p.m.

The Board set the dates of the dates of the Board meetings for 2010 to be April 16, June 24, August 27 and November 5.

The Practice Facility Committee reported on their meeting of January 6. No further action was taken.

Upon a motion of Dr. Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Morgan, the Board adjourned the meeting at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

 April 16, 2010 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 Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on being aware and avoiding conflicts of interest. Dr. Davidson stated that he had a conflict of interest with two items on the agenda. He will abstain from the discussion and vote on complaint numbers 201006-2 and 2009038-5, which involves veterinarians at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

On a motion made by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, the minutes for the January 28 and 29, 2010 meeting were approved.

At 8:10 a.m., Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) joined the meeting. Dr. Pendergast presented an update on the status of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

The Board scheduled a Board meeting for August 24 and 25. The August 24 meeting will start at 4:30 p.m.

Following a presentation by Mr. Hearn and upon motion by Mrs. Robinson, and seconded by Dr. Marshall, the Board voted unanimously to allow Mr. Hearn to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Board in a case pending in the N.C. Court of Appeals concerning the N.C. Respiratory Care Board. One important issue in the case relates to the liability of an occupational licensing board executive director in carrying out official duties.

Mr. Hearn reviewed with the Board his memorandum to Mr. Mickey concerning Board travel policy and reimbursement of Board members and staff for travel and lodging expenses, including the current maximum allowances and exceptions to the maximums. Following discussion by the Board, and upon motion by Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Bull, the Board voted to approve the travel and lodging expenses for the Board members and staff for the June 22 and 23 Committee meetings and the June 23 and 24 Board meetings in Asheville, N.C. Exceptions to the reimbursement schedule are approved because: the meeting will be held at the hotel where the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association is holding its convention; and the Board can interact with the discuss regulatory information with veterinarians, veterinary technicians and others; and the convention location is at a higher cost facility and the Board is not able to secure lodging there at a lower rate. The Board has not conducted a meeting away from its Raleigh office for two years. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director discussed the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) new testing application requirements and deadlines. A letter is to be sent by Mr. Mickey requesting AAVSB to reconsider the new application deadlines.

Mr. Mickey reported on activities of the Board office since the last meeting. He distributed a financial report to the members of the Board, who reviewed and discussed the report with him. Dr. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, to accept the Executive Director's report. The motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Claire Holley, Executive Director, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, joined the meeting to discuss Oklahoma House Bill 3202, which concerns equine dentistry. Following discussion, she left the meeting at 10:25 a.m.

The meeting of the Board recessed at 10:50 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 10:55 a.m.

Dr. Davidson made a motion to raise the current fee charged by the Board for taking the veterinary state examination to $250.00, which is the maximum currently allowed by General Statute and Administrative Rule. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board Investigator presented his report on activities since the last meeting.

The Board recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 1:10 p.m.

Dr. Hawkins left the meeting and the Board discussed the March 9, 2010, letter from Ahmed N. Said, DVM to Mr. Hearn concerning Dr. Hawkins. Dr. Davidson made a motion, seconded by Dr. Bull, to reaffirm the previous decision of the Board that Dr. Said has provided no information to show any basis for action by the Board. The motion passed unanimously. Dr. Hawkins rejoined the meeting.

Dr. Jernigan appointed a nomination committee for 2010-2011 officers consisting of Dr. Davidson, Chairman, Dr. Bull and Mrs. Morgan. They will present their report at the next meeting.

The Board discussed the information provided by Ms. Holley concerning Oklahoma House Bill 3202. They elected to continue the discussion of this measure at its next meeting.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2009041-5  Guy Beretich, DVM (Vets for Pets Animal Hospital) - Ms. Tammy Brundage | probable cause found; referred to administrative hearing.

2009043-5  Guy Beretich, DVM (Vets for Pets Animal Hospital) - Ms. Melanie Johnson| probable cause found; referred to administrative hearing.

2009042-5  Guy Beretich, DVM (Vets for Pets Animal Hospital) - Ms. Sara Hobson | probable cause found; referred to administrative hearing.

2009038-5  Amanda Ardente, DVM and Rae Hutchins, DVM (NCSU CVM) - Mr. and Mrs. George Michaels | Letter of Caution.

2009049-5  Robert F. Messenger, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialty - Huntersville) - Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reid | Dismissed, no probable cause.

2010001-5  Cecil F. Brown, DVM (Seagrove Animal Hospital) - Ms. Penny Tostoe| Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009047-5  Janet Eileen Distler, DVM and James Ryan Ward, DVM (Highland Animal Hospital) - Ms. Jennifer Downing| Withdrawn.

2010003-5  David Charles Brazik, DVM (Leland Veterinary Hospital) - Mrs. J. D. Thompson | Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009053-5  Jennie Hernandez, DVM and Emily Purvis, DVM (Mills River Animal Clinic); Fred Rosen, DVM and Guy McKee, DVM (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital) - Ms. Annie Grant | Dismissed, no probable cause.

2010010-5  Cynthia L. Almond, DVM (Rowan Animal Clinic) - Ms. Christine Granniss| Withdrawn.

20100018-5 (sic) Tracy Lee Borst, DVM (North Wake Animal Hospital) - Mr. Scott M. Clark | Continued.

Upon a motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Morgan, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5 with Dr. Davidson abstaining on the vote with respect to complaint number 2009038-5 (Drs. Ardente & Hutchins).


Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2009044-2  Katrina Ann Becker, DVM (Friendly Animal Clinic - Guilford College) and Ralph Philip Yerex, BVMS (Brassfield Animal Hospital) - Ms. Anna Soudrette | Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009051-2  Charles E. Franklin, DVM (Academy Animal Hospital) - Charles W. Enloe, DVM | Continued.

2009050-2  Alicia Marie Hunsucker, DVM (Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic) - Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Corbett | Dismissed, no probable cause.

2009046-2  Soren David Windrdam, DVM (New Hope Animal Hospital) and Jack Gregory Gallagher, DVM (Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice, P. A.) - Ms. Gail Ross | Dismissed, no probable cause.

                 Kevin McGinnis Clarke, DVM (Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice, P. A.) - Ms. Gail Ross | Withdrawn.

2010004-2  Samuel Green Griffin, DVM (Albermale Animal Clinic) - Ms. Janet Saley| Letter of Reprimand.

                 Keri Frick Shaver, DVM (Albermale Animal Clinic.) - Ms. Janet Saley | Letter of Caution.

2009054-2  Anne Shirley Baskett, DVM and William Perkins Hay, DVM (Tryon Equine Hospital) - Ms. Pamela Carlson | Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Martin had to leave the meeting.

2010002-2  Ann P. Mitchell, DVM (North Elm Animal Hospital) - Ms. Melissa Steele Martin | Letter of Caution.

2010013-2  Robert W. Ridgeway, DVM (Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret) Ms. Shawana Zimmerman | Continued.

2010006-2  Karyn A. Harrell, DVM, Steven Lawrence Marks, BVSc, Crystal Lester Singleton, DVM, Brian Joseph Trumpatori, DVM, Kieri Jermyn, BVSc, Sarah Elizabeth Musulin, DVM, Simon Charles Roe, BVSc (NCSU, CVM) - Ms. Barbara Currie | Continued.

Upon motion by Dr. Davidson, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

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

Upon a motion of Dr. Davidson, seconded by Dr. Bull, the Board adjourned the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

 June 23-24, 2010 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Asheville, North Carolina

President Linwood Jernigan, DVM. called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 2:17 p.m., pm on June 23, 2010. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin; and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven. Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey was present as well.

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

The Board reviewed its work of the last two years on proposed revisions to the Veterinary Practice Act. Mr. Hearn reviewed with the board the legislative process. Mrs. Robinson joined the meeting at this time.

The meeting recessed at 3:10 p.m. for a break and reconvened at 3:25 p.m.

The Board continued its discussion of the Veterinary Practice Act. The officers of the board will meet with representatives of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association later this day at 5:30 p.m. to present and discuss the Board's work and priorities.

The Board began its discussion of the request of Kelly Erickson, DVM for approval to conduct temporary vaccination clinics in certain retail stores. The Board carried over its discussion until the following day.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m. by motion of Dr. Hawkins and seconded by Dr. Bull.

President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 8:04 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 Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on being aware and avoiding conflicts of interest. Dr. Davidson stated that he had a conflict of interest with two items on the agenda. He will abstain from discussion and vote on complaint numbers 201006-2 and 2010007-2, which involve veterinarians at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

At 8:10 a.m., Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director, North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) joined the meeting. Dr. Pendergast presented an update on the status of the North Carolina Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP) since the last Board meeting. During his discussion, the Board members also discussed a request from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association that the Board consider adding mental health assessment/treatment issued to General Statute § 90-187.15, which is the statutory authority for the Board to enter into its agreement with NCPHP. After a question and answer period with the Board, Dr. Pendergast left the meeting at 8:40 a.m.

The Board Investigator presented his report on activities since the last meeting.

Mr. Mickey reported on operational and administrative activities of the Board since the last meeting. He distributed a financial report which the Board reviewed and discussed the with him.

The meeting recessed at 9:35 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 9:45 a.m.

The Executive Director reported that the Governor of Oklahoma has signed Oklahoma House Bill 3202, concerning equine dentistry, which had been discussed at the April meeting. No further action was taken.

The Executive Director reported that the annual meeting of the American Association of Veterinary States Boards is in Baltimore, MD in September. Dr. Hawkins made a motion to send to this meeting at Board expense Dr. Davidson, Dr. Bull, Mr. Hearn and the Executive Director. Mrs. Robinson seconded the motion. the motion passed unanimously.

The Board identified October 14/15 as a possible date for the administrative hearing involving Dennis K. Johnson, DVM, with October 21/22 designated as an alternative date. [NOTE: Is this in regards to the complaint reported in the March 19 & 20, 2009 NCVMB Minutes: "2008042-2  Dennis Kay Johnson, DVM - Greenville Veterinary Hospital - (complaint of Ms. Cynthia Robinson) - The Committee made a finding of probable cause under 21 NCAC 66.0601(g) and directed legal counsel to file a Notice of Hearing." ???]

The Board directed the Executive Director to investigate the purchase price of a machine to automatically grade the state examination.

The Board continued its discussion of the proposal of Kelly Erickson, DVM to operate vaccination clinics in certain retail stores, including PETCO. The Board did not reach a decision and continued the discussion until its next meeting.

The meeting recessed at 11:45 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 11:57 a.m.

The Board changed the annual renewal date for veterinary faculty certificates from July 1 to June 15.

The Nominations Committee presented its proposed slate of Board officers for 2010-2011 as follows: Dr. Jernigan for President, Mrs. Robinson for Vice-President, and Dr. Hawkins for Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Hawkins made a motion that the slate of officers be approved and elected to their respective positions. Mrs. Morgan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Jernigan formed a new Committee on Investigations (Committee No. 8) which will be composed of Dr. Marshall, Dr. Bull and Dr. Davidson, to receive and investigate all cases that previously would have been assigned to Committee No. 2. Committee No. 2 will not be assigned any new cases, and its remaining work will be to complete cases pending as of June 24.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2.

2009051-2  Charles E. Franklin, DVM (Academy Animal Hospital,PA) - Charles W. Enloe, DVM | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010013-2  Robert W. Ridgeway, DVM (Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret) - Ms. Shawna Zimmerman | Letter of Caution.

2010006-2  Karyn A. Harrell, DVM; Steven Lawrence Marks, BVSc; Crystal Lester Singleton, DVM; Brian Joseph Trumpatori, DVM; Kieri Jermyn, BVSc; Sarah Elizabeth Musulin, DVM; and Simon Charles Roe, BVSc (NCSU CVM) - Ms. Barbara Currie | No Probable Cause/Dismissal as to the complaints against Drs. Harrell, Singleton, Jermyn and Musulin; the Committee found that Drs. Marks, Trumpatori and Roe were not involved in the case, and therefore all allegations referencing these veterinarians are dismissed.

2010011-2  Thomas Jesse Watson, DVM (Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital) - Ms. Noelle E. Bell | Letter of Caution.

Dr. Bull left the meeting to attend to a family matter.

2010016-2  Teresa Palmer Danford, DVM (Magnolia Animal Hospital) - Mr. Linda Cameron & Ms. Erika Norgren | Letter of Caution.

2010018-2  Charles E. Franklin, DVM (Academy Animal Hospital) - Mr. Jarid Shaw| Letter of Caution.

2010009-2  Laura Day Dvorak, DVM; Robin Marie Hopwood-Courville, DVM and Kimberly Ann Sheaffer, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialty South Charlotte Medical) - Ms. Pamela J. Greenwood | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

  Walter Daniel Mertens, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialty South Charlotte Medical) - Ms. Pamela J. Greenwood | Letter of   Reprimand.

2010007-2  Donald W. Heagren, DVM; Katherine Huster Terrell, DVM and Larry N. Swenberg, DVM (Cornwallis road Animal Hospital) - Ms. Kelly Shaw | Complaint Unfounded/Dismissal.

2010020-2  Michael Curtis Adams, DVM (Banfield, The Pet Hospital - Apex) - Ms. Victoria Auman | Letter of Caution.

  Corinne R. A. Stewart, DVM (Banfield, The Pet Hospital - Apex) - Ms. Victoria Auman | Complaint Withdrawn/Dismissal.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Morgan, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 2, with Dr. Martin recusing himself from the vote on complaint numbers 2009051-2 (Charles E. Franklin, DVM); and 2010013-2 (Robert W. Ridgeway, DVM); and 2010018-2 (Charles E. Franklin, DVM) and with Dr. Davidson recusing himself from the vote on complaint 2010006-2 (Karyn A. Harrell, DVM; Steven Lawrence Marks, BVSc; Crystal Lester Singleton, DVM; Brian Joseph Trumpatori, DVM; Kieri Jermyn, BVSc; Sarah Elizabeth Musulin, DVM; and Simon Charles Roe, BVSc) and with Dr. Hawkins recusing himself from the vote on complaint number 2010007-2 (Donald W. Heagren, DVM; Katherine Huster Terrell, DVM and Larry N. Swenberg, DVM).

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2009040-5  Louis A. Arnese, DVM, Melissa Bame Beagle, DVM, David B. Fontenot, DVM (Alamance Animal Emergency Hospital) - Mr. Ernest Moffitt | Dr. Arnese: Letter of Reprimand; Dr. Beagle: Letter of Caution; Dr. Fontenot: | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010008-5  Tracy Lee Borst, DVM (North Wake Animal Hospital) - Mr. Scott M. Clark | Letter of Caution.

2010005-5  Christopher Ray Coble, DVM (Port City Animal Hospital) - Ms. Christina Skountzos| Letter of Caution.

2010017-5  Norman F. Manning, DVM (Wake Forest Animal Hospital) - Mr. & Mrs. Terry Stallings | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010015-5  Curt Locklear, Jr., DVM (Southeastern Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Michelle V. Mathis | Letter of Reprimand, and a $500.00 Civil Monetary Penalty is recommended.

2010021-5  Frederick J. Knowles, DVM (Neuse Veterinary Clinic) - Ms. Jude Lee| Letter of Reprimand, and a $300.00 Civil Monetary Penalty is recommended.

2010019-5  Susan Michelle Rohrer, DVM (Animal Emergency & Trauma Hospital of Wilmington) - Ms. Margaret Minuth| No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2009052-5  William Jackson Pressly, DVM (Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospitals - Ballantyne) - Ms. Patrina DeBiase | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

Upon a motion by Dr. Davidson, seconded by Mrs. Morgan, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

Upon motion by Dr. Davidson, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, which unanimously passed, the Board assessed a $500.00 civil monetary penalty against Curt Locklear, Jr., DVM based upon factors set forth in G.S. § 90-187.8(b)(3) [the violation reflects a continuing pattern] and (b)(5) [the licensee's prior disciplinary record] in complaint 2010015-5.

Upon motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Morgan, which unanimously passed, the Board assessed a $300.00 civil monetary penalty against Frederick J. Knowles, DVM based upon factors set forth in G.S. § 90-187.8(b(b))(5) [sic] [the licensee's prior disciplinary record] in complaint 2010021-5.

Report of Committee on Investigations 6.

The Committee recommended that the application for a veterinary license from Tev Marcal Barros, DVM, be rejected because of the criminal misdemeanor charge and deferred prosecution pending against him Virginia. Once he has satisfied the terms of the deferred probation, he may reapply.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Morgan, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting, recognizing that the Board at its April 16, 2010 meeting approved the additional hotel, meal and related expense above regular reimbursement rates which would be incurred at this meeting in Asheville. The motion passed unanimously.

Upon motion of Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Martin, the Board adjourned the meeting at 3:25 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

 August 24-25, 2010 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

President Linwood Jernigan, DVM, called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 4:36 p.m., on August 24, 2010. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. Susan Bull, Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, and Dante Martin; and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

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

Ms. Elizabeth Buono, Deputy Director of Board and Commissions, in the Office of the Governor, accompanied by the Honorable Judge Linda M. McGee of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, joined the meeting. Judge McGee administered the Oath of Office as a member of the Board to Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM, who had been appointed by Governor Beverly E. Perdue to succeed Dr. Bull. Following the oath, Ms. Buono, Judge McGee and Dr. Bull left the meeting.

Dr. Jernigan established a Committee on Investigations No. 9, the members of which will be Dr. Marshall, Dr. Davidson and himself. This Committee will be assigned cases that previously would have been assigned to Committee No. 8. Committee No. 8 will not be assigned any new cases, but it will complete its cases pending as of August 24.

On a motion made by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the minutes for the June 23 and 24, 2010 meeting were approved as corrected.

Previously, the Board voted to send Dr. Davidson, Dr. Bull, Mr. Hearn and the Executive Director to the annual meeting of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) in Baltimore, MD in September. Because of a scheduling conflict, Dr. Hawkins will be attending in place of Dr. Davidson. Mr. Hearn reported that the meeting agenda did not appear to have sufficient legal issues to justify his attending and the Board agreed with his request not to attend.

On behalf of the Committee on Investigations No. 6, Dr. Davidson explained the Committee's reconsideration of Dr. Tev Marcal Barros' application for a veterinary license. Dr. Barros' attorney in July presented documentation that Dr. Barros had completed, as a practical matter, all court-imposed requirements and the case likely will be dismissed in January 2012. The Committee reviewed the application and recommended that the Board issue a license to Dr. Barros, subject to the terms of a Consent Order. Mr. Hearn presented the Board a draft of the Consent Order setting forth the conditions for the issuance of a veterinary license to Dr. Barros. Dr. Marshall made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Robinson, to approve the draft and to authorize entry of the Order. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board Investigator presented his report on activities since the last meeting.

Dr. Davidson made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G. S. § 143-318.11(a)(3), to discuss litigation filed by Joseph Barr. Dr. Marshall seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. At 6:45 p.m.,the Board entered into closed session.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 7:35 p.m.

Mr. Mickey reported on operational and administrative activities of the Board since the last Board meeting. He distributed a financial report which the Board reviewed and discussed with him.

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. upon motion of Dr. Hawkins, seconded by Dr. Marshall.

President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 7:57 a.m., on August 25. In attendance were Board members: Drs. Michael Davidson, Kim Gemeinhardt, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, Dante Martin; Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

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

At 8:05 a.m., Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) and Joseph P. Jordan, PhD, joined the meeting. Dr. Pendergast presented an update on the status of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) since the last Board meeting. After a question and answer period with the Board, he left the meeting at 8:20 a.m.

The Board changed the date of the November Board meeting from November 4 and 5 to November 3 and 4, 2010.

The Board set the date for the first Board meeting in 2011 to be January 27 and 28.

The Board rescheduled the date for the administrative hearing involving Dennis K. Johnson,DVM, to be December 9 and 10, 2010.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 8.

2010028-8  Daniel James Wilson, DVM (A Country Veterinary Clinic) - Mr. & Mrs. Philip J. Gaglia, Jr. | Letter of Caution.

The meeting recessed at 9:30 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 9:40 a.m.

2010024-8  Pamela Ann May, DVM (Acoustic Pets Animal Hospital) - Ms. Clareese Moss | Letter of Caution.

2010038-8  Michael J. House, DVM (Animal Hospital of Pitt County, PA) - Ms. Debra Umphlett | Dismissed (Dr. House is Deceased).

2010030-8  Bruce Lamar Frost, DVM (Madison County Animal Clinic) - Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Wright | Letter of Caution.

2010026-8  Erica Ann Feiste, DVM (Lannon's Animal Hospital) - Mr. & Mrs. George Stanley | Letter of Reprimand.

2010022-8  Cynthia J. Kuder, DVM - Ms. Susan Thomas Mata | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2009048-8  Daniel Henry Johnson, DVM (Avian & Exotic Animal Care ) - Ms. Susan Thomas Mata | Continued.

2010034-8  Timothy Stephen Staudt, DVM (Small Animal Emergency Service) and Lauren Elizabeth Clements, DVM (Animal Urgent Care of Fayetteville) - Mr. Jeff Leone & Ms. Karen Hardin | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Morgan, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 8 with Mrs. Robinson recusing herself from the vote on complaint numbers 2010022-8 (Cynthia J. Kuder, DVM).


Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2010014-5  Jack Gregory Gallagher, DVM (Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice, PA) - Mr. & Mrs. Carl Berth | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010012-5  Peter Jarrell Brofman, DVM and Carrie Ann Davis, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialty South Charlotte Medical) - Ms. Lisa Ridings | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

At 10:45 a.m., the Board conducted a telephone conference call with Dr. Walter R. Westbrook and Dr. David G. Hall to discuss the delivery of emergency veterinary services by the Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret, Inc. Dr. Westbrook and Dr. Hall explained how the facility provides for emergency services to pets belonging to clients of veterinarians who are members of the corporation, to the military community, and to visitors from outside the Carteret County area. The Board members asked for clarification on the policy of the facility to treat animals whose owners are not clients of member veterinarians. Dr. Westbrook and Dr. Hall said animals presented in an emergency situation would be examined and stabilized, even if the animal was not otherwise eligible for treatment. The conference call concluded and following discussion the Board took no further action.

The meeting recessed at 11:35 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 11:40 a.m.

At 11:45 a.m., the Board conducted a telephone conference call with Kelly A. Erickson, DVM and Mr. Garrett Trawick to discuss her request for Board approval to permit her North Carolina professional corporation to perform vaccination clinic services within certain retail stores in North Carolina. The Board reviewed with Dr. Erickson the information she had sent to the Board in May. The Board members asked several questions about the proposal. The conference call ended at 12:30 p.m.

The meeting recessed at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

At 1:00 p.m., Joseph K. Gordon, DVM, a practitioner from Wake County and former President of the Veterinary Medical Board joined the meeting. He discussed veterinarian-client-patient relationship and how it applies to the filling of prescriptions written by another veterinarian. He left the meeting at 1:40 p.m.

Dr. Davidson left the room and the Committee on Investigations No. 5 continued its report.

2010025-5  Kyle Gene Mathews, DVM and Simon Charles Roe, BVSc (NCSU-CVM) - Mr. Charlie Holzclaw | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010032-5  Marlene Lynn Hauck, DVM; Laurel Eugenie Williams, DVM and Sarah Elizabeth Musulin, DVM (NCSU-CVM) - Mr. Patrick Kelly | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

Dr. Davidson rejoined the meeting.

2010027-5  Robert Loring Bergman, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialty South Charlotte Medical) - Ms. Halina Brengel | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010023-5  Dennis K. Johnson, DVM (All Pets Hospital for Animals) - Ms. Shannon L. Nicholas | Letter of Reprimand.

2010029-5  Juan Carlos Gamboa, DVM (Gamboa Veterinary Services) - Ms. Vicki Lynn Hoffman | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010031-5  John E. Dowler, DVM (Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret, Inc.) and Jennifer D. Kidney, RVT (Emergency Pet Hospital of Craven-Carteret, Inc.) - Ms. Dana Lee O'Neal | No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

2010033-5  James Buck Clark, DVM - Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams | Letter of Caution.

Upon motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Gemeinhardt, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5, with Dr. Davidson recusing himself from the vote on complaint number 2010025-2 [sic] (Kyle Gene Mathews, DVM and Simon Charles Roe,BVSc) and complaint number 2010032-2 [sic] (Marlene Lynn Hauck, DVM; Laurel Eugenie Williams, DVM and Sarah Elizabeth Musulin, DVM).

The Board continued its discussion, from the June meeting as well as from earlier in the day, concerning the request by Kelly Erickson, DVM for approval to conduct various vaccination clinics within certain retail stores. Mrs. Robinson made the motion to deny the request because the operation of the clinics does not meet the requirements of the Veterinary Practice Act and Board Rules, including primarily the facility inspection requirements of 21 NCAC 66.0207, Minimum Facility and Practice Standards. Mr. Hearn will draft and circulate a letter to the Board members to convey the Board's decision. Dr. Gemeinhardt seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Upon a motion of Mrs. Morgan, seconded by Dr. Martin, the Board adjourned the meeting at 3:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

 November 3-4, 2010 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

On November 3, 2010, President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M. called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 4:19 p.m. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. Michael Davidson, Kim Gemeinhardt, Richard Hawkins, David Marshall, and Dante Martin; Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T. and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven. Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, was present as well.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement regarding recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest.

On motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Davidson, the minutes for the August 24 and 25, 2010 meetings were approved.

The Board Investigator presented his report on activities since the last meeting.

Dr. Davidson initiated a discussion about Mr. Hearn communicating with the veterinarians/registrants and complainants of the dispositions of complaints that have been dismissed prior to the preparation of the formal letter explaining the reasons dismissing the complaint. Mr. Hearn and Mr. Mickey will review and draft a proposal for communicating with the doctors and clients for review at the next meeting.

Mr. Mickey reported on operational and administrative activities of the Board since the last Board meeting. He distributed a financial report which the Board reviewed and discussed with him. Mrs. Robinson made a motion, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, to accept the report. Dr. Hawkins seconded the motion. [sic]

The meeting recessed at 5:45 p.m. and reconvened at 6:25 p.m.

Dr. Davidson and Mrs. Robinson presented draft language for statutory and administrative rule revisions concerning registered veterinary technicians. The Board discussed the draft language and offered comments, recommended additional revisions.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. by motion of Mrs. Morgan and seconded by Dr. Martin.

On November 4, President Linwood Jernigan, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 8:00 a.m. In attendance were Board members: Drs. Michael Davidson, Richard Hawkins, Kim Gemeinhardt, David Marshall, Dante Martin; Mrs. Nancy Robinson, R.V.T.; and Mrs. Katie Morgan. Also present was Board Attorneys, Mr. George Hearn and Mr. Lee Craven, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey.

Dr. Jernigan reviewed with the Board the Governor's and North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement regarding recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest.

At 8:05 a.m., Warren Pendergast, M.D., Medical Director of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) and Joseph P. Jordan, PhD, joined the meeting. Dr. Pendergast presented an update on the status of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) since the last Board meeting. Dr. Jordan presented information on a whole blood assay that identifies a new alcohol biomarker, phostphatidylethanol (PEth), for detecting ethanol abuse. PEth is considered the most specific clinical alcohol biomarker available today. Dr. Jordan also explained that, in addition to hair testing, fingernail testing is an emerging option for testing for controlled substances. It provides a 90-day window for detection of substance abuse. After a question and answer period with the Board, Dr. Pendergast and Dr. Jordan left the meeting at 8:25 a.m.

The Board continued its discussion from the last meeting concerning an issued raised by Joseph K. Gordon, D.V.M., of Raleigh and former President of the Veterinary Medical Board. The Board reviewed the opinion of NC Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, Jack W. Campbell IV, that veterinarians cannot legally dispense medications prescribed by another veterinarian. At Dr. Gordon's request, the Board reviewed 21 NCAC 46.2505, a rule adopted by the NC Board of Pharmacy entitled, Veterinary Prescription Drugs. The Board determined a veterinarian who works in the same physical location as the prescribing veterinarian my dispense medicine prescribed by that veterinarian. Mr. Hearn will prepare a letter for review at the next Board meeting communication this information to Dr. Gordon and informing him that the Board is working on statute and rule changes to address veterinary prescription issues. As part of the discussion, Dr. Michael Davidson reported that Roadrunner Pharmacy is not licensed in North Carolina. [NOTE: From the January 28, 2011 NCVMB Minutes - "Dr. Gemeinhardt reported that RoadRunner pharmacy is licensed to practice pharmacy in North Carolina. The clarification corrects the incorrect information reported at the November 4. Board meeting."]

The meeting recessed at 9:05 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 9:18 a.m.

Dr. Hawkins reported on his and Mr. Mickey's attendance at the September 16 - 18, 2010, American Association of Veterinary State Boards' annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. No other action was taken.

The Executive Director reported the decision of the Executive Board to offer the Veterinary State Examination to House Officers at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. As a courtesy, the Board will administer one Veterinary State Examination for House Officers per year. If an individual fails the examination the doctor will be allowed to sit for the next regular State Examination offered, provided space is available. A new House Officer who misses the examination for House Officers will be allowed to sit for the next regular State Examination offered, provided space is available. A House Officer who passes the State Examination, will be allowed to use that passing score for a regular veterinary license, provided he/she applies for a regular license while in possession of an active faculty certificate. Dr. Davidson reported that a House Officer who fails the State Examination will be denied hospital privileges until such time that they pass a State Examination. The Board will be pursuing a change to the administrative rules that would make this courtesy examination a requirement for a faculty certificate.

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

Dr. Martin made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G. S. § 143-318.11(a)(3), to discuss litigation filed by Mr. Joseph Barr. Mrs. Morgan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. At 9:53 a.m.,the Board entered into closed session.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 10:45 a.m.

The Board set additional meeting dates for 2011 to be April 1, June 10, August 11 and November 3.

Because of scheduling conflicts, the administrative hearing involving Dennis K. Johnson, D.V.M., has been rescheduled for February 17 and 18, 2011.

The meeting recessed at 11:10 a.m. for a break and reconvened at 11:20 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5.

2010039-5  Matthew Garvin Powers, DVM (Southwoods Animal Hospital) - Mr. Jimmy Holyfield | Dismissed - no probable cause.

2010041-5  Amy Elizabeth Miller, DVM (Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic) - Ms. Kary Love | Dismissed - no probable cause.

2010037-5  Todd Matthew Skeen, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialists Referral Animal Hospital) - Mr. & Mrs. Charles Shields | Dismissed - no probable cause.

2009034-5  Barrett O. Welch, DVM (Animal Hospital of Nags Head) - Mr. Lawrence Horne & Ms. Shirley Dubay | Letter of Caution (second).

The meeting recessed at 12:09 P.M. for a break and reconvened at 12:53 p.m.

2009038-5  Amanda Ardente, DVM & Rae Hutchins, DVM (NCSU, CVM) - Mr. & Mrs. George Michaels | Dr. Ardente, Dismissed - no probable cause (reconsidered); Dr. Hutchins, Letter of Caution (reaffirmed).

 

Upon a motion by Dr. Marshall, seconded by Dr. Gemeinhardt, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5 with Dr. Davidson recusing himself from the vote on complaint numbers 201038-2 [sic] (Amanda Ardente, DVM and Rae Hutchins, DVM).


Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9.

2009048-9  Daniel Henry Johnson, DVM (Avian & Exotic Animal Care) - Mrs. Susan Thomas Mata | Dismissed - no probable cause.

2010040-9  Bruce S. Poland, DVM and Jacob Andrew Mireles, DVM (Walkertown Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Lana Fulbright | Dr. Poland, Letter of Caution; Dr. Mireles, Dismissed - no probable cause.

2010042-9  Deborah A. McArthur-Wicks, DVM (Surf City Pet Hospital) - Ms. Erika Kall | Dismissed - no probable cause.

2010036-9  Sean Michael Ellison, DVM - Mr. William Robert Prevatte | Continued.

2010044-9  Eugene Upshaw, Jr., DVM (Burlington Road Animal Hospital) - Ms. Rosalyn Oldham | Dismissed - no probable cause

Upon motion by Dr. Martin, seconded by Dr. Hawkins, the Board approved the report of Committee on Investigations No.9.

Upon motion of Mrs. Robinson, seconded by Dr. Martin, the Board adjourned the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director



 

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