Disciplinary Actions July 2000 - June 2001

Disciplinary Terminology

Effective Decision Date
The date the disciplinary action goes into operation.
Probation
The licensee or registrant may continue to practice under specific terms and conditions.
Public Reprimand
The licensee or registrant is issued a letter of reprimand resulting from a disciplinary action or pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 495.
Revocation, or Revoked
The license or registration is canceled and the right to practice is ended.
Stayed
The revocation or suspension is postponed.
Suspension
The licensee or registrant is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time.
Voluntary Surrender /
Surrender of License
The licensee or registrant turns in the license or registration while charges are still pending. The right to practice is ended.
 

Disciplinary Actions

The disciplinary actions contained in this web page are not complete for the time period of July 2001 through June 2002. To obtain further information on specific discipline for a person listed below, please contact the VMB office at (916) 263-2610.

Respondent
Name, City, License No.
Action Effective
Date
Violations
Allen Cesafsky
Oakland, CA
VET 4118
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. suspension
$1,000 fine
$1,500 cost recovery
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
3/31/2001 4883(i)--Negligence
2032.3--Recordkeeping
4883(j)--Aiding & Abetting
2036.5--Unregistered Assistant Tasks
Jeffrey Friedman
Pelham, NY
VET 7148
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
$1,375 cost recovery
1/5/2001 4883(l)--Out-of-state discipline
Michael Galatioto
Apple Valley, CA
VET 7239
Revocation/stayed
1 yr. suspension
5 yrs. probation
$7,250 cost recovery
1/18/2001 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
4883(i)--Negligence
4883(c), 2030--Failure to meet minimum standards
Russell Hackler
Castro Valley, CA
VET 4857
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
10-day suspension
$8,021 cost recovery
9/9/2000 4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
4883(h)--Unsanitary conditions
4883(c), 2030--Failure to meet minimum standards
Brian Hosking
San Marcos, CA
VET 6832
Revocation/stayed
10 yrs. probation
8/28/2000 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
4883(i)--Negligence, incompetence
Meg Jacobs
La Honda, CA
RVT 880
Revocation 6/16/2001 4883(g)--Unprofessional Conduct
4840.2--Unauthorized Practice
4826(c)--Practice of Veterinary Medicine
Louis F. Johnson
Temecula, CA
VET 2158
License Surrendered 10/13/2000 4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(i)--Negligence, incompetence
Janet Loken
Imperial Beach, CA
VET 11655
Revocation/stayed
30-day suspension
5 yrs. probation
$3,000 cost recovery
12/28/2000 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
4883(k)--Fraud, misrepresentation, deception
Grant Maurer
Portland, OR
VET 4628
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
$1749 cost recovery
Abstain from controlled drugs
Submit to fluid testing
6/15/2001 4883(n)--Out-of-state discipline
Robert James Moore
Flagstaff, AZ
VET 7472
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
$903 cost recovery
9/15/2000 4883(l)--Out-of-state discipline
Dara Kay Nance
San Anselmo, CA
RVT 2426
License Revoked 9/15/2000 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
John W. Oliver
Mendocino, CA
VET 2277
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
Suspension until correction of all minimum standards violations
$5,735 cost recovery
Continuing Ed
1/27/2001 4853--Premises Registration
2030--Minimum Standards
2032.3--Recordkeeping
Joyce Regina Pillsbury
Rancho Cordova CA
RVT 5786
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
1/18/2001 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
Alan Drew Rubenstein
Sonora, CA
VET 6295
Revocation/stayed
30-day suspension
5 yrs. probation
$12,125 cost recovery
9/29/2000 4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(h)--Unsanitary conditions
4855 & 2031--Recordkeeping
Donald Seawell
El Sobrante, CA
RVT 5779
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
1/7/2001 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
Michael David Sorum
Laguna Niguel, CA
VET 14172
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
9/7/2000 4883(l)--Out-of-state discipline
Neal David Spiro
Hanford, CA
VET 9995
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
$5,000 cost recovery
$1000 fine
Practice Limitation
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
6/15/2001 4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4853--Premises Registration
4856(a)--Failure to Allow Inspection of Records
2032.1--Veterinary Client Patient Relationship
2032.3--Recordkeeping
Alfred C. Sutherlin
Sacramento, CA
VET 5447
Revocation/stayed
4 yrs. probation
15-Day Suspension
$1,280 cost recovery
Supervised Practice
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
2/9/2001 4883(i)--Incompetence
Charles Wilkins
Clovis, CA
VET 11249
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
$1,000 fine
$10,000 cost recovery
1/5/2001 4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(i)--Negligence

If you have any questions about a specific disciplinary action or would like further information, please call the VMB's Enforcement unit at (916) 263-2610.