Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at
9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29, 2021

Board Members

Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda.
Mark Nunez, DVM, President
Kathy Bowler, Vice President
Christina Bradbury, DVM
Jennifer Loredo, RVT
Jaymie Noland, DVM
Dianne Prado
Maria Preciosa S. Solacito, DVM
Alana Yanez

The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at
9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29, 2021

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 written comments by January 21, 2021, to for consideration.

 To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on January 28, 2021, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 146 539 8288 Event password: VMB128

To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on January 29, 2021, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 146 276 5582 Event password: VMB129


9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 28, 2021

  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. October 21-21, 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
    1. Recommendation to Withdraw Proposal to Amend California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 16, Division 20, Article 4, Section 2035, Duties of a Supervising Veterinarian
    2. Overview of January 27, 2021 MDC Meeting
  6. Interviews, Discussion, and Possible Appointment to Fill Vacant MDC Public Member Position
  7. Presentation from American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Regarding Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) Program and New RACEtrack System – Jessica Znidarsic, AAVSB
  8. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Legislation and Regulatory Amendments Regarding Elimination of California State Board Examination (CSBE) and Temporary Licensee Requirements
  9. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding DCA Director Waivers of CCR, Title 16, Division 20, Article 4, Section 2032.1, Telemedicine and Time to Refill Prescriptions
  10. Presentation and Discussion on Access to Veterinary Care in California – Representatives from San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SPCA) and Humane Society of the United States, Pets for Life (HSUS PFL)
  11. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
    2. Section 2006, Article 1, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Disciplinary Guidelines
    3. Section 2038.5, Article 4, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Animal Physical Rehabilitation
    4. Sections 2070 and 2071, Article 7, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Board Fees
    5. Sections 2090-2095, Article 11, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Drug Compounding
  12. Recess until January 29, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2021

  1. Reconvene -Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Board President Report – Mark Nunez, DVM
  3. Registered Veterinary Technician Report – Jennifer Loredo, RVT
  4. National Association Involvement Reports – Kathy Bowler and Mark Nunez, DVM
    1. International Council for Veterinary Assessment
    2. AAVSB, Member and Program Services Think Tank
  5. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding AAVSB Activities
    1. Call for Bylaws Amendments
    2. AAVSB Annual Meeting
    3. Continuing Education (CE) Tracking
    4. Model Regulations for the Appropriate use of Opioids in Veterinary Medicine
    5. Veterinary Technologist Job Analysis Survey Executive Summary
    6. AAVSB COVID-19 Tracking
    7. Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) Scheduling Updates
    8. AAVSB Automated License Verifications
  6. Executive Management Reports
    1. Sunset Review
    2. Administration
    3. Examination
    4. Licensing
    5. Enforcement
    6. Probation
    7. Hospital Inspection
    8. Outreach
  7. Future Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates
    1. April 22-23, 2021
    2. July 22-23, 2021
    3. October 21-22, 2021
  8. Special Order of Business (1:00 p.m.)
    1. Petition for Reinstatement – James Coghlan, Revoked Veterinarian License No. 9742
    2. Petition for Termination of Probation – Daniel Slaton, DVM, License No. VET 15324


  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 17, 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 Committee Chair and may be taken out of order. In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Committee are open to the public.

This 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 Committee prior to the Committee taking any action on said item. Members of the public will be provided appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Committee, but the Committee Chair may, at his or her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. Individuals may appear before the Committee to discuss items not on the agenda; however, the Committee 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 Committee at (916) 515-5220, email:, or sending 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.