Disciplinary Actions July 2013 - June 2014

Disciplinary Terminology

Effective Decision Date
The date the disciplinary action goes into operation.
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.
The revocation or suspension is postponed.
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 2013 through June 2014. To obtain further information on specific discipline for a person listed below, please contact the VMB office at (916) 515-5220.

Respondent Name
License Number



Melissa Hart AKA Melissa Erickson

VET applicant

VET 19951
Revocation stayed upon 5 years’ probation 07/18/2013 Substantially related convictions
Unprofessional Conduct
False statement of fact
Adrienne K. Mulligan VET
License Revoked
 By Default Decision
09/24/2013 Disciplinary action by the AZ Vet Med Exam Board
 Fraud and deception
Devendra Kumar VET
Revocation stayed upon 3 years’ probation with suspension 09/24/2013 Multiple acts of negligence
Improper Recordkeeping
Melody Anne Herder

Muir Oaks Veterinary Hospital

1180 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553

HSP 5631
Revocation stayed upon 3 years’ probation 09/24/2013 Unlicensed Activity
Unprofessional conduct
Aiding and abetting
Fraud, Deception, Negligence or Incompetence
Record Keeping
Mark A. Martello, DVM VET
Revocation stayed upon 5 years’ probation 09/24/2013 Unprofessional conduct
Leslie Angus, DVM VET
Revocation stayed upon 3 years’ probation with suspension 09/24/2013 Unprofessional conduct
Melinda Van Vechten VET
Stipulated Surrender 10/12/2013 Unlicensed Activity
Record Keeping
Fraud and Deception
Unprofessional Conduct
Failure to Notify Board of Change in Address
Failure to Comply with Boards request for medical records
Violations of Regulations Adopted by the Board
Lee Howard Prutton VET
Revocation stayed upon 3 years’ probation with suspension 10/23/2013 Negligence/
 Inadequate Record Keeping
 Violation of Minimum Standards of Practice
Yessica Bermudez- Serrano RVT applicant

TEC 10444
Revocation stayed upon five yrs. probation 12/08/2013 Substantially related convictions
Dishonest Act
Rhonda Hardison RVT applicant
TEC 10659
Revocation stayed upon five yrs. probation 12/08/2013 Criminal conviction
Dishonesty – Making a false statement of fact required to be revealed on application
Brenda Annear TEC
Revocation 1/2/2014 Negligence
Unprofessional Conduct
Animal Cruelty
Thomas Jenkins VET 7227 Revocation stayed upon five years’ probation 3/5/2014 Criminal Convictions
Failure to disclose misdemeanor conviction on license renewal
Juan Casillas

Montebello Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
2437 Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

East Los Angeles Dog & Cat Hospital

5655 Whittier
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Lynwood Dog and Cat Hospital
10300 Long Beach Blvd
Lynwood, CA 90262
VET 4459

HSP 1910

HSP 2358

HSP 3865
Revocation stayed upon five years’ probation with suspension of VET 4459 license 3/5/2014 Incompetence
Record Keeping
Failure to comply with records request
Thomas Ross

Dr. Thomas R. Ross, DVM
840 W Schulte Road
Tracy, CA 95376
VET 8691

HSP 5446
Revocation stayed upon four years’ probation 3/5/2014 Negligence
Record Keeping
Failure to comply with records request
Moisa Filipescu

Echo Park Pet Hospital
1739 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

HSP 2843
License Revoked 04/19/2014 Incompetence
Failure to keep adequate records
Violation of minimum standards, laws, & regulations
Violation of Anesthesia standards
Unprofessional conduct
Probation revoked due to: Violation of Laws and Regulations
Jessie Ann Young TEC 8846 License Revoked 04/19/2014 Criminal conviction(s)
Violation of Regulations
Violation of Statutes
Illegal & dangerous use of controlled substances
Tejpaul S. Ghumman

Alta View Animal Hospital
690 Showers Drive
Mountain View, CA 94040

HSP 4645
Revocation stayed upon 4 years’ probation with suspension 04/19/2014 Negligence
Fraud/Deception in ordering Veterinary meds/supplies
Record keeping;
Deception in medical record(s)
Unlicensed out of state pharmacy practice
Internet dispensing of dangerous drug w/out Rx, w/out correct labeling, w/out a licensed pharmacist, & w/out Vet-Client relationship
False/Deceptive Advertising
Failure to comply with Cease and Desist order
Failure to account for dispensing controlled substances
Sang Kang VET 7320 Revocation stayed upon 2 years’ probation 07/11/2014 Petition for Reinstatement
George Grant

The Beachside Animal Hospital

34025 Doheny Park Road
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
VET 20222
(Prior VET 12717)

Revocation stayed upon 2 years’ probation 01/17/2014 Petition for Reinstatement
Janine Jung VET 12330 Revocation stayed upon 5 years’ probation with conditions precedent 10/08/2013 Petition for Reinstatement
Byoung Hah VET 10122 Conditions precedent, revocation stayed upon 7 year probation 05/29/2014 Petition for Reinstatement

If you have any questions about a specific disciplinary action or would like further information, please call the VMB's Enforcement unit at (916) 515-5220.