Disciplinary Actions July 2001 - June 2002

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
David F. Brown
Russellville, AK
VET 5516
Revoked by Default 5/25/2002 4883(g)(1)--Conviction Related to Controlled Drugs
4883(o)--Violation of Reg. 2030
Sidney Ivar Brown
West Covina, CA
VET 6632
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
30-day suspension
$6,362 cost recovery
$1000 fine
Psychotherapy
Rehabilitation Program
Submit to fluid testing
5/19/2002 4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled substance
4883(a)--Unprofessional Conduct
Mary Discuillo
Sylmar, CA
RVT 2062
Voluntary Surrender 5/22/2002 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
Michael S. Ford
Santa Maria, CA
VET App.
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
Continuing Ed.
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
Compliance with out of state discipline
8/11/2001 4883(n)--Out-of-state discipline
Faith Froeder
San Diego, CA
RVT App.
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
Submit to drug testing
12/15/2001 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
William Gregory
Sherman Oaks, CA
VET 3399
Voluntary Surrender 5/3/2002 4883(g)--Unprofessional Conduct
4883(i)--Negligence
Marc Laxineta
Murrieta, CA
VET 8259
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
45-day suspension
$5,106 cost recovery
Psychotherapy
Continuing Ed.
Community service
12/15/2001 4883(m)--Animal Cruelty
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(j)--Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Practice
Melissa Nixon
Sacramento, CA
VET 7576
Revocation/stayed
1-yr suspension
2 yrs. probation
Submit to fluid testing
5/19/2002 4883(g)--Unprofessional Conduct
4883(g)(2)--Self use of controlled drugs
Steve H. Noh
Oakland, CA
VET 9167
License Revoked 2/22/2002 Violation of probation terms pursuant to a disciplinary order
John Marshall Parker
San Pablo, CA
VET App.
License Denied 6/1/2002 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
James Platte
La Verne, CA
VET 8272
License Revoked 2/18/2002 4883(g)(2)(A)--Self use of controlled drug
4883(g)(2)(A)--Self use of a controlled drug that impaired ability to practice safely
Edward Pygatt
Long Beach, CA
VET 2715
Revocation/stayed
6 yrs. probation
Supervised practice
$4,487 cost recovery
Intensive clinical training
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
7/20/2001 4883(i)--Negligence
4883(i)--Incompetence
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
2032.3--Recordkeeping
Theresa Salm
Lemon Grove, CA
RVT 6037
Revocation/stayed
2 yrs. probation
5/19/2002 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
Judith Stolz
Chandler, AZ
VET 11396
Voluntary Surrender 5/25/2002 4883(l)--Out-of-state discipline
Denise Swanson
Rio Linda, CA
RVT 5172
Revocation 2/24/2002 4883(a)--Conviction of a crime
Michael Tracy
Diamond Bar, CA
VET 5536
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
15-day suspension
$6,885 cost recovery
$1000 fine
Facility suspension until correction of all minimum standards violations
Continuing Ed.
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
2/23/2002 4883(i)--Negligence
4883(i)--Incompetence
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
2032.3--Recordkeeping
2030--Minimum Standards
Mei-Chun Wu
Anaheim Hills, CA
VET 13494
Revocation/stayed
3 yrs. probation
$2,450 cost recovery
Continuing Ed.
Take & pass a disciplinary exam
8/11/2001 4883(i)--Negligence
2032.3--Recordkeeping
Sharon L. Zito
San Diego, CA
VET 9375
Revocation/stayed
5 yrs. probation
5-Day Suspension
$5,180 cost recovery
$2,000 fine
Supervised practice
Community service
2/24/2002 4883(c)--Permitting Unauthorized Practice of Veterinary Surgery
4883(g)--Unprofessional conduct
4883(i)--Negligence
4883(i)--Deception
4883(j)--Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Practice of Veterinary Surgery

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.