Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda

Board Members
Jaymie Noland, DVM, President
Kathy Bowler, Vice President
Christina Bradbury, DVM
Jennifer Loredo, RVT
Mark Nunez, DVM
Dianne Prado
Maria Preciosa S. Solacito, DVM
Alana Yanez


The Veterinary Medical Board will meet by teleconference at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2020


NOTE: Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held by teleconference with no physical public locations.

Important Notice to the Public: The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will hold a public meeting via WebEx Events. Instructions to connect to the meeting can be found here.


Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting public comments by October 14, 2020, to for consideration.


To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on October 22, 2020, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:
Event number: 146 581 7177
Event password: VMB10222020


To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on October 23, 2020, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:
Event number: 146 301 7767
Event password: VMB10232020




9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
    Note: The Board may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this public comment section, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Government Code Sections 11125, 11125.7(a).)
  3. Review and Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    A. July 23– 24, 2020
    B. August 13, 2020
  4. Report and Update from Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
  5. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MDC) Report – Kristi Pawlowski, RVT, Chair, MDC
    A. Overview of October 21, 2020 MDC Meeting
  6. Discussion and Possible Action on Veterinary Licensing Examination
    A. Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) Review of North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and Occupational Analysis and Linkage Study – Heidi Lincer, Chief, OPES, DCA
    B. Proposed Legislation and Regulatory Amendments Regarding State Board Examination and Temporary Licensee Requirements


  1. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(1), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session to Deliberate and Approve the Veterinary Law Examination (VLE)


  1. Update on 2019-2020 Legislation
    A. Assembly Bill (AB) 2028 (Aguiar–Curry, 2020) State agencies: meetings
    B. Senate Bill (SB) SB 627 (Galgiani, 2019) Cannabis and cannabis products: medicinal use on an animal: veterinary medicine
    C. SB 1115 (Wilk, 2020) Commercial blood banks for animals: animal blood donors
    D. SB 1347 (Galgiani, 2020) Veterinary medicine: license exceptions: limited veterinary services premises registration
  2. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    A. Status Update on Pending Regulations
    B. Section 2006, Article 1, Division 20, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Regarding Disciplinary Guidelines
    C. Section 2010.1, Article 2, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Eligibility Evaluation – National Veterinarian Examination
    D. Sections 2032.15 and 2032.25, Article 4, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Veterinarian–Client–Patient Relationship in Absence of Client Communication and Written Prescriptions in Absence of Originally Prescribing Veterinarian
    E. Section 2038.5, Article 4, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Animal Physical Rehabilitation
    F. Section 2069, Article 6, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Emergency Animal Care
    G. Sections 2090–2095, Article 11, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Drug Compounding
  3. Recess until October 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2020

  1. Reconvene – Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on the Board's Strategic Plan – Mark Nunez, DVM and Christina Bradbury, DVM
  3. Board President Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM
  4. Registered Veterinary Technician Report – Jennifer Loredo, RVT
  5. National Association Involvement Reports – Kathy Bowler and Mark Nunez, DVM
    A. International Council for Veterinary Assessment
    B. American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Member and Program Services Think Tank
  6. Executive Management Reports
    A. Administration
    B. Examination
    C. Licensing
    D. Enforcement
    E. Probation
    F. Hospital Inspection
    G. Outreach
  7. Election of 2021 Board Officers
  8. Future Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates
  9. Special Order of Business (11:00 AM)
    A. Petition for Termination of Probation – Dale C. Cotton, DVM, License No. VET 14009


  1. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session to Deliberate and Vote on the Above Petitions and Disciplinary Matters, Including Stipulations and Proposed Decisions


  1. Adjournment Upon Conclusion of Business – Due to technological limitations, adjournment will not be broadcast. Adjournment will immediately follow Closed Session under Item 20., and there will be no other items of business discussed.

This agenda can be found on the Veterinary Medical Board website at Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. The time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the Board President and may be taken out of order. In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Board are open to the public.

The meeting will be webcast provided there are no unforeseen technical difficulties or limitations. To view the webcast, please visit The meeting will not be cancelled if webcast is not available. Meeting adjournment may not be webcast if it is the only item that occurs after a closed session.

Government Code section 11125.7 provides the opportunity for the public to address each agenda item during discussion or consideration by the Board prior to the Board taking any action on said item. Members of the public will be provided appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board, but the Board President may, at his or her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. Individuals may appear before the Board to discuss items not on the agenda; however, the Board can neither discuss nor take official action on these items at the time of the same meeting (Government Code sections 11125, 11125.7(a)).

This meeting is being held via WebEx Events. The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs disability-related accommodations or modifications to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting the Board at (916) 515-5220, email:, or send a written request to the Veterinary Medical Board, 1747 N. Market St., Suite 230, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodations. TDD Line: (916) 326-2297