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1999 Minutes of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
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January 15 , 1999, MINUTES, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Kenneth Padgett, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:00 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. David Brooks, George Edwards, Joseph Gordon, Herbert Justus, Amy Lewis, and Mrs. Nellie Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.  Also in attendance was Representative Mitchell Setser, Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kline.

Representative Setser and Dr. and Mrs. Kline discussed with the Board the licensing requirements as they related to the veterinary practice act and Dr. Kline.  The requirements of G.S. § 90-187 and 90.187.3 were discussed at length.  The Board explained that their interpretation of the law was such that Dr. Kline could not be granted a veterinary license until such time he has completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Program.  Representative Setser stated that he would like to be kept informed of the situation and that he will be reviewing the Board's findings with the constituents of Iredell County.  Representative Setser and Dr. and Mrs. Kline left the meeting at 8:50 a.m.

The Board adjourned for a twenty-minute break at 8:50 a.m.

The Board reviewed their discussion of the status of Dr. Kline's application for a veterinary license.  They again discussed at length G.S. § 90-187.3.  Dr. Gordon made a motion to have Mr. George Hearn work with Representative Setser and his staff in revising G.S. § 90-187.3.  Mrs. Jones seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Dr. Edwards and Dr. Justus opposed.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the October 31, 1998, meeting.  On a motion made by Dr. Edwards, seconded by Dr. Brooks, the minutes were approved as corrected.

The Board reviewed the General Statutes ratified in 1974 and information provided by the Executive Director and determined that the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Program.[sic]

The Board reviewed the status of the current Board office lease with Mr. Hearn.  Mr. Hearn reported that he has secured a verbal approval of an extension of the current lease through June 30, 1999, from Allen Norris, Treasurer of the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G.S. § 143.318.11(a)(5), to discuss the current lease of the Board office.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  At 11:05 a.m. the Board entered into closed session.

The regular session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 11:45 a.m.

Mr. Hearn presented his draft of supervisory language for temporary permits.  Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the language subject to revisions to be made by Mr. hearn.  Dr. Padgett seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hearn reported on his review of veterinary chiropractic as was requested at the last meeting.  His review did not change his previous report to the Board that only a licensed veterinarian is legally able to perform procedures that are characterized as veterinary chiropractic.  The Board took no further action.

The Board reviewed an advertising brochure soliciting attendance at a VOM Seminars, Inc. seminar which relates to veterinary orthopedic manipulation.  This seminar will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 5,6, and 7.  Dr. William L. Inman will present the seminar.  The Board directed Mr. Hearn to write Dr. Inman an information letter reciting the definition of the practice of veterinary medicine in North Carolina and notifying him that such practice is restricted to veterinarians.

Dr. Justus made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G.S. § 143.318.11(a)(3), to discuss a suite [sic] filed against the Board by Ms. Karen Keltz.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  At 11:55 a.m., the Board entered into closed session.

The regular session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 12:35 p.m.

Dr. Books [sic] made a motion to deny the request of Ms. Karen Keltz for an administrative hearing concerning her complaint number 98009-1-1, against Dr. Richard Gregory Burkett.  Dr. Gordon seconded the request.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the temporary permit of Dr. Hiram Oliver Lyne.  Dr. Brooks made a motion to reissue the temporary permit until the result of  the next examination is known.  Mrs. Jones seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the licensure status of Dr. Melinda Anne Perry.  The Board made a recommendation, to be conveyed by the Executive Director, that Dr. Perry should actively pursue employment within the state and upon finding such employment to apply for a temporary permit certificate.

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the Members of the Board.  Dr. Lewis made a motion to approve the report.  Dr. Brooks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

At 12:50 p.m. Dr. Kevin Arthur Monce, accompanied by Ms. Renee Daniels, appeared before the Board to present his method of delivering consultative veterinary services.  Ms. Daniel is a registered ultrasound diagnostician who assists Dr. Monce.  Dr. Monce and Ms. Daniels left the meeting at 1:40 p.m.  The Board took no further action.

Dr. David G. Bristol, Associate Dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine appeared before the Board at 1:40 p.m.  He explained that there had been changes to the veterinary school curriculum and that the final two weeks of each semester are allocated to courses termed selectives.  Two of these selectives involves students participating in learning experiences in private veterinary practice.  He is formally requesting the Board's approval of these practical learning experiences for his students.  He is also requesting the Board not require registration of those individuals.  The Board requested Dr. Bristol to submit this information in wiring.  The Board will attempt to determine what areas of the General Statutes and Administrative Rules would allow them to approve the request.  Dr. Bristol left the meeting at 2:20 p.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1.

88008-2-1   Dr. Guy Beretich, (Complaint of The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board) - The Committee recommended that as a result of Dr. Beretich apparent failure to comply with the terms of his Consent Order with the Board that an Administrative Hearing be held.  The Committee also recommended that Dr. Beretich retake the disciplinary National Board Examination before February 15, 1999.  The Committee further recommended that the Consent Order with Dr. Beretich be amended to convert the twenty hours of contact time at the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine to twenty hours of continuing education.
98033-2-1   Dr. Gwendelyn Wade Morton, Dr. William Bryant Morton, (Complaint of The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board) - At the request of Drs. Morton the Committee reviewed their previous decision of disciplinary action against them.   The Committee recommended that no change be made to their previous decision.  Also, as per their request, the Committee recommended that an Administrative Hearing be held.

98034-2-1   Dr. Charles T. Steinman, (Complaint of The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board) - At the request of Dr. Steinman the Committee reviewed their previous decision of disciplinary action against him.   The Committee recommended that no change be made to their previous decision.  Also, as per his request, the Committee recommended that an Administrative Hearing be held.

98013-1-1   Dr. Michael E. Wood and Angela Lee, D.V.M., (not a licensed veterinarian),(Complaint of TMs. Jeanne Irwin-Olson) - Disciplinary action was previously issued regarding this case.  The Committee directed the Executive Director to follow-up and assure compliance with the Veterinary Practice Act.

98032-1-1   Dr. Sandra Marie Grant, (Complaint of Ms. Vivian Witt) - Dismissed no probable cause.

98040-1-1   Dr. Jeffrey Wilton Burroughs, (Complaint of  Ms. Martha M. McMillan) - Continued.

98038-1-1   Dr. Lisa Corcoran Duff and Dr. Erik Marshall Clary, (Complaint of Ms. Asantewa Anyabwile) - Dismissed no probable cause.

98036-1-1   Dr. Jennifer Caldwell Brown, (Complaint of Ms. Teresa Patterson) - Dismissed no probable cause.

98035-1-1   Andrew F. Horne, (Complaint of Ms. Darlene Love) - Dismissed no probable cause.

98042-1-1   Dr. Guy Beretich, (Complaint of Ms. Becky Godwin) - Withdrawn by Ms. Godwin.

Dr. Brooks made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 report.  Dr. Padgett seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

98021-9-7   Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, (Complaint of Christine Scibelli) - The Committee recommended that a Consent Order be offered to Dr. Morrison.  The terms of the order are:  a suspension of his veterinary license for thirty days, stayed; a probation of one year; and a $1,200 civil monetary penalty, payable within thirty day of the order being signed.  The employees identified as part of the complaint are to receive an order to cease and desist the practice of veterinary medicine.  The Committee directed the Executive Director to follow-up and assure compliance with the Veterinary Practice Act.

98037-1-7   Dr. Elizabeth Agnes Carroll, Dr. Saga J. Bush, Dr. Soren David Windram [sic], and Dr. Laura Beth Stolt, (Complaint of Ms. Pamela K. Head) - The portion of the complaint against Dr. Windraw [sic] [sic] was withdrawn by Ms. Head.  The other Doctors are to receive a Letter of Caution. 

98039-1-7   Dr. John E. Dowler, (Complaint of Ms. Cynthia Dixon) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

98043-1-7   Dr. William A. Caudle and Dr. James H. Hornbuckle, (Complaint of Ms. Catherine Lloyd) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Brooks made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 7 report.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Padgett made a motion to pay all necessary expenses for Dr. Edwards to attend the meeting of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards in New Orleans, Louisiana in July. Dr. Edwards will represent the Board and be the voting delegate.  Dr. Gordon seconded the motion .  The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the changes by the state to the costs allowed for mileage reimbursement. Dr. Padgett made a motion to change the allowable reimbursement cost to 32.5¢ per mile to match the state rate.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion the motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the actual expenses incurred of this meeting.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

On a motion by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Justus, the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


March 26, 1999, MINUTES, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Kenneth Padgett, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 8:00 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. David Brooks,  George Edwards, Joseph Gordon, Herbert Justus, Amy Lewis, and Mrs. Nellie Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.
The Executive Director read the minutes of the January 15, 1999, meeting.  On a motion made by Dr. Edwards, seconded by Dr. Lewis, the minutes were approved as corrected.

Dr. Justus made a motion, seconded by Dr. Brooks, to have the Executive Director contact Dr. David G. Bristol, Associate Dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and express to him the Board's concerns about the courses term selectives.  The information presented at the last Board meeting by Dr. Bristol did not clearly explain to the practitioners their responsibilities and duties when supervising students enrolled in these programs.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director reported that Dr. Michael Wood is still employing Dr. Angela Lee at his practice facility but that her duties are now that of a receptionist.

The President reported that Dr. Justus is working on getting quotations for costs associated with the Board's possibly building its own office building.

Mr. Hearn reported that VOM seminars had cancelled its continuing education program to chiropractors licensed in North Carolina and that the seminar would only be given to veterinarians.

Mr. Hearn reported that House Bill 414 has not passed both the House and Senate and has not yet become law.  Dr. Gordon made a motion that no licenses issued under House Bill 414, should it become law, until the full Board meets to review any application for license under this Bill.  Dr. Brooks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G.S. § 143.318.11(a)(5), to discuss the current lease of the Board office.  Dr. Gordon seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  At 9:10 a.m. the Board entered into closed session.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 9:34 A.M.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to enter into a closed session pursuant to G.S. § 143.318.11(a)(3), to discuss a suite [sic] filed against the Board by Ms. Karen Keltz.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  At 9:35 a.m. the Board entered into closed session.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 9:43 A.M.

Mr. Hearn reported that Dr. Jeffrey Morrison has entered into a consent order with the Board.  This is to resolve complaint number 98021-9-7, which was filed against Dr. Morrison by Ms. Christine Scibelli.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m. for a break.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 10:12 a.m. 

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the Members of the Board.  Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the report.  Dr. Brooks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director reported that all the insurance policies for the Board had been renewed for another year.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1.

98040-1-1   Dr. Jeffrey Wilton Burroughs, (Complaint of Ms. Martha M. McMillan) - Continued, pending additional information from Ms. McMillan.

99044-1-1   Dr. Annette Joyce Wilson, (Complaint of Mr. James R. Hardy) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Brooks made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 report.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

98029-1-7   Dr. Mitchell Lee Spindel, (Complaint of Ms. Mary Bowen) - The Committee considered the complaint withdrawn, due to the lack of a response by Ms. Bowen.

98025-1-7   Dr. Dawn Marie Longo, (Complaint of Ms. Elizabeth Fuller) - Dr. Longo requested the Committee reconsider its decision to issue her a Letter of Caution.  The Committee reviewed the case and concurred with its previous decision.

98041-1-7   Dr. Jack D. Brown, (Complaint of Mr. Phillip H. Cox) - Continued.  The Executive Director is to schedule a meeting with the Committee for both Dr. Brown and Mr. Cox.

98031-1-7   Dr. Margaret M. Patterson, (Complaint of Dr. Suzanne R. Sewell) - Continued, the Executive Director is to schedule a meeting with Dr. Edwards, Mr. Hearn, and the Executive Director with Dr. Patterson.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 7 report.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hearn discussed his concern of faxing sensitive documents to Board members at their place of business.   Dr. Brooks made a motion that the Board purchase a fax machine for each Board Member and the Executive Director.  The machines will be provided to the Board Members for use in their homes during their term on the Board.  Mrs. Jones seconded the motion,  The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Randal Werkoven and Dr. Ellen Werkoven for a further extension on the remaining five (5) hours of continuing education credit that they lack for renewal.  The letter explained that Dr. Ellen Werkoven has cancer, which appears to be in remission. Dr. Edwards made a motion to excuse the remaining five (5) hours of continuing education pursuant to 21 NCAC 66.0206(3).  Dr. Padgett seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Padgett appointed Dr. Gordon and Dr. Lewis to a committee to review and possibly develop a policy for the Board for practitioners providing consulting services.

The Board reviewed the Virginia disciplinary action against Dr. Donald S. Fincher and his failure to report this on his North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board License Renewal form.  The Executive Director is to write to Dr. Fincher and inquire as to why he failed to do so.

The Board reviewed the request for licensure from Dr. J. Mark Beverly and the disciplinary action on his Wisconsin veterinary license.  The Board directed the Executive Director to write to Dr. Beverly and inform him that the first step in the licensing procedure is for his to pass the Clinical Competency Test.  Upon receiving a passing score on the Clinical Competency Test, the Board will then review his licensure application.

The Board reviewed the letter of Dr. Donald E. Schwartz requesting licensure without examination. The Board took no action, but let is previous decision stand regarding the requirement of the Clinical Competency Test.

The Board reviewed the veterinary application of Dr. Shapleigh Renee Brewer Brantley and her misdemeanor convictions as a teenager.  After reviewing the request, the Board will allow her to sit for the state licensing exam in May.

The Board reviewed a North Carolina Board of Pharmacy letter concerning Guil-Rand Veterinary Hospital.  The Board directed the Executive Director to write to Dr. Sink and request a letter of explanation regarding this letter.

The Board directed a letter be prepared and sent to Janine Markham and Melyni Worth requesting information about laser therapy for treating equine injuries.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Ian Herring, a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, for an exemption from re-taking the Clinical Competency Test.  Based on his previously passing the National Board Examination, Clinical Competency Test, his having worked in the veterinary procession for three of the last five years and his status as a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Dr. Lewis made a motion to grant the request.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Padgett appointed a nomination committee consisting of Dr. Edwards and Dr. Lewis.  The committee is to make nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer.  The will report back at the next meeting.

Mr. Hearn discussed with the Board the supervisory language for temporary permits.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to enter into closed session pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(1), to approve the minutes of the last closed session.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  At. 1:50 p.m. the Board entered into closed session
   
The regular session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 1:55 p.m.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the actual expense that occurred for this meeting.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Lewis made a motion to have Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gordon represent the Board at the next meeting of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards'', which will be held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association in Salt Lake City in July.  The Board will pay the actual expenses incurred by Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gordon when they attended the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Dr. Justus.  The motion passed unanimously.

On a motion by Dr. Edwards, seconded by Dr. Padgett, the meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


June 18, 1999, MINUTES, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh [sic], North Carolina


President Kenneth Padgett, D.V.M., Called the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to order at 8:45 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. David Brooks, George Edwards, Joseph Gordon, Herbert Justus, Amy Lewis, and Mrs. Nellie Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the March 26, 1999, meeting.  On a motion made by Dr. Edwards, seconded by Dr. Gordon, the minutes were approved as corrected.

At 8:55 A.M., Dr. Cynthia Burnett joined the meeting. The purpose of meeting with the Board was to discuss the Consent Order that she had entered into with the Board to resolved 96031-1-7.  The terms of the Consent Order required that she meet with the Board to review the Order, her reports, the required additional continuing education and her practice situation.  Dr. Burnett left he meeting at 9:05 A.M.  The Board took no further action.

The Board requested that the Executive Director review the practice acts of other veterinary state boards as they relate to the ownership of veterinary practice facilities.

Dr. Justus reported that the cost associated with the building of a Board office would be approximately $68.00 per square foot.  The Board asked Dr. Gordon to meet with the Attorney General of North Carolina, Mr. Mike Easley, and express to him the Board's concerns relating to the Board building a permanent office.

Dr. Kenneth Padgett discussed the recent break in to the Board office and directed the Executive Director to get a price quote on what it would cost to install a security system in the Board office.

Mr. Hearn reported that House Bill 414 has passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting the Governor's signature.

The Board reviewed the materials submitted by Dr. Jeffrey Kline for licensure under House Bill 414.  Dr. Gordon made a motion that the Board find the materials acceptable for meeting the requirements of that Bill and that once the Governor has signed the bill and Dr. Kline has passed the North Carolina examination for licensure that he be issued a veterinary license.  Dr. Edwards made a motion to amend Dr. Gordon's motion to require future applications for licensure under House Bill 414 to submit five affidavits and be required to appear before the Board.  Dr. Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Dr. Justus opposed.

Mr. Hearn reported that a motion on Ms. Keltz's first petition for judicial review is scheduled for the week of July 12, 1999.

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the members of the Board.  Dr. Lewis made a motion to approve the report.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1.

99040-1-1   Dr. Jeffrey Wilton Burroughs, (Complaint of Ms. Martha M. McMillan) - Complaint dismissed as a result of the client's failure to provide additional information requested by the committee.

99002-1-1   Dr. Kim Francine Krivit  and Dr. Melissa J. Isreal, (Complaint of Ms. Angela Michaux) - Complaint considered withdrawn at the request of Ms. Michaux.

99007-1-1   Dr. Bobbi Jo Griffith, (Complaint of Mrs. Henry Frost) - Dismissed, no probable cause.  The letter dismissing the complaint is to express the Board's displeasure on how the emergency was handled.

The Board adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m. for lunch.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 1:30 p.m.

99006-1-1   Dr. Melanie J. Hampton, R.V.T.(Complaint of Dr. Dana Jones) - Continued, the Executive Director is to schedule a meeting of all parties involved with the complaint.

99013-1-1   Dr.  Thomas Smith, (Complaint of Ms. Donna Nippper) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99018-1-1   Dr. Meredith Highsmith, (Complaint of Ms. Lisa Barnes) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99019-1-1   Dr. Larry Paul and Dr. William McClees, (Complaint of Dr. Robert Moore and Dr. Jeff Ward) - Complaint considered withdrawn at the request of Dr. Moore and Dr. Ward.

99016-1-1   Dr. Regina Allred, (Complaint of Ms. Sandra Wallace) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Reprimand.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 report.  Dr. Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

98041-1-7   Dr. Jack D. Brown, (Complaint of Mr. Phillip H. Cox) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Reprimand and $1,000 Civil Monetary Penalty.

98031-1-7   Dr. Margaret M. Patterson, (Complaint of Dr. Suzanne R. Sewell) - The Committee has recommended that the Board approve the Consent Order that has been drafted.

99033-1-7   Dr. Joe Kinnarney (Complaint of Ms. Ann W. Millsap) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99005-1-7   Dr. David A. Gallagher (Complaint of Ms. Joyce Colee) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Reprimand

99044-1-7   Dr. Joel K. Jensen, (Complaint of Ms. Christy V. Schnedler) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99008-1-7   Dr. Paul D. Kern, (Complaint of Ms. Sherri Hoxit)- Disciplinary Action, Letter of Caution

99010-1-7   Dr. Dana Jones, (Complaint of Mrs. Carol Pritchard) - The portion relating to veterinary medicine is dismissed with a finding of no probable cause. A Letter of Caution is to be issued relating to the communication issues of the case.

99012-1-7   Dr. Lanny D. Walker, (Complaint of Ms. Sandra Norville) - Continued, pending additional information.

99001-1-7   Dr. Sharon Dillon-Mastafiak, (Complaint of Ms. Laura Biggers) -The portion relating to veterinary medicine is dismissed with a finding of no probable cause. A Letter of Caution is to be issued as a result of her failure to respond to the Board in the required twenty days

99015-1-7   Dr. Samuel Green Griffin (Complaint of Ms. Kathy C. Everette) - Dismissed, no probable cause. The letter dismissing the complaint is to express the Board'' [sic] displeasure on how the emergency was handled.

99017-1-7   Dr. Iva Lynn Nusbaum, (Complaint of Ms. Peggy Mullinax) - Dismissed no probable cause.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 7 report.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to table the committee report of Dr. Gordon and Dr. Lewis concerning veterinary consulting. Mrs. Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the letter from the Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medical Technology Program at Central Carolina Community College. The Committee requested that senior veterinary medical technology students be allowed to take the Board examinations in June of each year just prior to their graduation in July. Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the request. Dr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the application for veterinary license from Dr. Thomas M. Felder. Dr. Padgett made a motion to allow him to take the next North Carolina State Exam. Mrs. Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to table Dr. J. Mark Beverly's request for a veterinary license. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board scheduled the next meeting to be held in Raleigh on August 26 and 27, 1999.

The Board reviewed the letter from E. Max Sink, D.V.M. concerning Mr. John Deal and his business, Jungle Tamers. Dr. Edwards made a motion to take no further action regarding this. Dr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The Executive Director is to inform Dr. Sink of such.

The Board reviewed the letter of Dr. Daniel Bossut concerning him providing veterinary acupuncture services to other veterinarians in the state. Dr. Edwards made a motion to inform Dr. Bossut that he must be a licensed veterinarian to provide these services. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director presented the contracts with the Professional Examination Service for the National Board Exam and Clinical Competency Test for Veterinarians, and the National Board Examination for Technicians. Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the contracts and have the Executive Director sign them on behalf of the Board. Dr. Edwards seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the request of Drs. Stuart C. Jeffrey, Gregory C. Troy, Phillip R. Woods, Kerri L. T. Bowman, and William J. Novak for exemptions on retaking the Clinical Competency Test based on their Diplomate status. Dr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board received a report from the nominating committee, consisting of Dr. Lewis and Dr. Edwards for officers for 1999-2000. The nominations presented were:

President, Dr. Kenneth R. Padgett
Vice President, Dr. Joseph K. Gordon
Secretary/Treasurer, Dr. Herbert A. Justus

Dr. Lewis made a motion that the nominations be closed and nominees be elected by acclamation. Dr. Edward seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the presentations and discussions in relevant committee meetings with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associations, attended by certain members of the Board. The Board determined that by holding its June meeting at Atlantic Beach, at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Hotel, it provided Board Members with communication, discussion and learning opportunities that did and will enable the Board to more effectively fulfill its responsibilities. While the Board considers its office in Raleigh to be its regular and preferred meeting site, the Board determined that meetings in the same general locations were [sic]other veterinary processional groups are convening can be a communication resource for the Board. Upon a motion by Dr. Edwards, seconded by Dr. Justus, the Board approved the actual expenses inquired [sic]for travel, meals, and lodging for Board Members, the Executive Director and Board Attorney.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Edwards and seconded by Dr. Padgett at 4:30 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


August 27 , 1999, MINUTES, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Kenneth Padgett, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:05 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. David Brooks,  George Edwards, Joseph Gordon, Herbert Justus, Amy Lewis, and Mrs. Nellie Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the June 18,1999, meeting.  On a motion made by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Edwards, the minutes were approved as corrected.

Dr. Gordon reported on the relationship with veterinary practices that Veterinary Corporations of America and VetCor have, as well as the requirements of other Veterinary Practice Acts concerning the ownership of veterinary practices. No further action was taken.

Dr. Padgett reported that the Ethics Education and Awareness presentation of Mr. Perry Newsom with the North Carolina Board of Ethics has been postponed until the next meeting.

Dr. Padgett made a presentation to the Board concerning complementary and alternate therapies as they relate to the practice of veterinary medicine. He asked the members of the Board to read the packet of material that he had distributed and that the Board consider its content at a future meeting. The Board took no further action.

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the Members of the Board.  Dr. Edwards made a motion to approve the report.  Dr. Gordon seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director reported that he has received a model licensure application from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards'. This is a result of his attendance to the July, AAVSB Meeting. Dr. Brooks made a motion that the current application for veterinary license be revised to reflect the model application. Dr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The regular meeting of the Board was adjourned 9:55 a.m. for a ten-minute break.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 10:05 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1.

99006-1-1   Ms. Melanie Hampton, R.V.T. (Complaint of Dr. Dana Jones) - Dismissed, no probable cause. The letter dismissing the complaint is to express the Board's concerns about Ms. Hampton's communications with clients.

99009-1-1   Dr. Marvin Newlin (Complaint of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Davenport) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Reprimand and eight additional hours of continuing education.

99011-8-1  Dr. Robert Jeffrey Krawczyk (Complaint of Mr. Robert L. Latimer) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99021-1-1  Dr. Marisol Marrero (Complaint of Ms. Debra Chrisco) - Complaint considered withdrawn at the request of Ms. Chrisco.

99023-1-1  Dr. Melanie Ashe Smith (Complaint of Mr. Barry S. Roberts) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99024-1-1  Dr. Christopher Todd Worrell (Complaint of Ms. Dorothy M. Hiatt) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Caution.

Dr. Brooks made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 report.  Dr. Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously

Dr. Padgett reported that the makeup of Committee on Investigations No. 7 has been changed. The Committee now consists of Dr. David Brooks, Chairman, Dr. Kenneth Padgett, and Dr. Amy Lewis.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

96005-3-7     Dr. Joe Currie (Complaint of Dr. Jack Broadhurst) In 1996 the Committee found there was no probable cause of any disciplinary action against Dr. Currie. The Committee reviewed recent information sent to the Board by Dr. Broadhurst concerning Dr. Currie. Dr. Boardhurst's requested the Committee reconsider its findings. The Committee determined that the previous information conveyed to Dr. Broadhurst was correct and that Dr. Broadhurst should be informed that there was no change in the previous decision.

99012-1-7     Dr. Lanny D. Walker (Complaint of Ms. Sandra Norvelle) - Disciplinary action, Letter of Caution.

99022-1-7     Dr. Timothy F. Barker (Complaint of Ms. Penny E. Dobson) - Disciplinary action, Letter of Caution

99020-1-7     Dr. Francine Krivit (Complaint of Ms. Linda H. Lewis) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Caution.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 7 report.  Dr. Justus seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Committee on Consulting, consisting of Dr. Gordon and Dr. Lewis, presented their report. The Board took no further action.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the request of Dr. James R. Bassett for an exemption on retaking the Clinical Competency Test based on his diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Drs. Paula and Timothy Ulrich for an inactive North Carolina Veterinary License. They are preparing to move their family to Zimbabwe, to work with Christian Veterinary Mission and Heifer Project International. They will be working to address animal health issues and to train animal health workers in the villages of Northwestern Zimbabwe. Dr. Brooks made a motion to approve their request and to allow their veterinary license to be reinstated when they return upon earning the required continuing education necessary for the year of their reinstatement. Dr. Edwards seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. David H. Darvishan for the approval for the practice facility name, M>A>S>H> Clinic, which stands for Mobile Animal Sterilization and Health Clinic. Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Dr. Lewis. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the Executive Director's proposal for a security system for the Board office. Dr. Justus made a motion to approve the low bid received from Mr. Mike Sumner of Sumner Communications. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the information mailed by Mr. Earnest Gallo to local veterinary facilities. The mailing expressed his willingness to provide ultrasound services to the. The Board reviewed the letter written by Mr. Hearn requesting that Mr. Gallo cease and desist the practice of veterinary medicine. The Board took no further action.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to approve the request of Dr. James P. Douglass for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test based on his diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed with Mrs. Jones opposed and Dr. Gordon not voting.

Dr. Justus made a motion to approve the actual expenses incurred for this meeting. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Justus and seconded by Dr. Brooks at 1:05 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


November 5, 1999, MINUTES, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh North Carolina


President Kenneth Padgett, D.V.M., called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:35 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. David Brooks, George Edwards, Joseph Gordon, Herbert Justus, Amy Lewis, and Mrs. Nellie Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the August 27, 1999, meeting.  On a motion made by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Edwards, the minutes were approved as corrected.

As requested, Mr. Hearn reviewed the terms of Dr. Beretich's Consent Order. The Board took no further action.

At 9:05 A.M., Mr. Perry Y. Newsom, Executive Director of the North Carolina Board of Ethics, jointed the meeting. He gave a presentation to the Board on Ethics Education and Awareness. He further recommended that each Board Member receive ethics training. His final request was that the Board appoint an ethics liaison to the North Carolina Board of Ethics. Ms. Newsom left the meeting at 9:55 A.M.

The regular meeting of the Board was adjourned at 9:55 A.M. for a ten-minute break.

The regular meeting of the Board reconvened at 10:05 A.M. 

Dr. Lewis made a motion to appoint the Executive Director Ethics Liaison to the North Carolina Board of Ethics. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The Motion passed unanimously.

The Board requested that the Executive Director and Mr. Hearn meet with the Rules Review Commission to discuss Allied Health Care before the next Board Meeting.

The Board requested that Dr. Lewis discuss Allied Health Care with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association's Executive Board and report back at the next Board Meeting.

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the members of the Board.  Dr. Lewis made a motion to approve the report .  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1.

99014-1-1  Dr. James E. Brown (Complaint of Ms. Tammy Grant) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Caution.

99026-1-1  Dr. Amanda Greathouse and Dr. David Parks (Complaint of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kearney) - Disciplinary action - Letter of Caution.

99032-1-1  Dr. Samuel Green Griffin (Complaint of Mrs. Donna Howell) - Disciplinary Action, Letter of Caution.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 report.  Dr. Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

99033-1-1  Dr. David E. Brooks (Complaint of Mr. James A. Jacobs) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 1 recommendation regarding this complaint.  Dr. Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Brooks abstaining.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

96005-3-7   Dr. Joe Currie (Complaint of Dr. Jack Broadhurst) In 1996 the Committee found there was no probable cause for any disciplinary action against Dr. Currie. The Committee reviewed Dr. Broadhurst's request for further reconsideration of the complaint. The Committee declined the request.

99010-1-7   Dr. Dana Jones (Complaint of Mr. Carol Pritchard) - At the request of Dr. Jones, the Committee reconsidered its previous decision to issue a Letter of Caution. The Committee reported no change in their decision.

99027-1-7   Dr. Angela Sizemore (Complaint of Dr. Warren Michael Smith) - Disciplinary action - Letter of Caution.

99029-1-7   Dr. Christian Douglas O'Malley (Complaint of Dr. Robert R. Rednour) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

99034-1-7   Dr. W. R. Parish (Complaint of Mr. James Earl) - Dismissed, no probable cause.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the Committee on Investigations Number 7 report.  Dr. Edwards seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Justus made a motion to approve the request of Dr. William Richardson Redding for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test based on his diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, providing that he has previously passed the National Board Exam and Clinical Competency Test. The motion was seconded by Dr. Lewis. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Justus made a motion to approve the request of Dr. Randal C. Thomas for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test based on his diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatologist. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the status of the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, a computerized test to replace the National Board Exam and Clinical Competency Test in November 2000. Dr. Gordon made a motion that test scores be valid regardless of their age. An applicant licensed in another state will have to meet the requirements of G.S. § 90-187.3 and the NAVEL exam will only be required in instances in which there has been a disciplinary action in another state. The motion was seconded by Dr. Lewis. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the application for licensure from Dr. Carolyn Johnson Allman. The application showed that she had been previously disciplined in Virginia. Dr. Gordon made a motion that as a condition of her licensure she must meet with the Impairment Committee and enter into a Consent Order similar to that of Virginia. The motion was seconded by Dr. Justus. The motion passed with Mrs. Jones opposed.

On a motion by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Brooks, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting. As part of this motion the Board also tentatively approved the actual expenses for Board meeting held during calendar year 2000, however, this approval is subject to review and possible withdrawal at each meeting.

The meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote upon a motion by Dr. Justus and seconded by Dr. Brooks at 12:30 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


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