Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


Board Members

Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda.

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

The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at
9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, January 19, and Thursday, January 20, 2022

In accordance with Government Code section 11133, this meeting will be held by teleconference with no physical public locations.

This meeting will be held via WebEx Events. Instructions to connect to the meeting can be found at:

To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on January 19, 2022, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 2481 015 1628
Event password: VMB01192022

To participate in the WebEx Events meeting on January 20, 2022, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 2481 034 0608
Event password: VMB01202022

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by January 14, 2022, to for consideration.


9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  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
    1. October 21-22, 2021
  4. Report and Update from Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
  5. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MDC) Report – Richard Sullivan, DVM, Chair, MDC
    1. Overview of January 18, 2022 MDC Meeting
    2. MDC 2022 Assignments
  6. Access to Veterinary Care Committee Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM, and Dianne Prado
  7. Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) Presentation on Assembly Bill (AB) 133 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021) and the Collection of Workforce Data – Ross Lallian, HCAI
  8. Discussion and Possible Action on Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4800 Regarding Board Composition
  9. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on 2021/2022 Legislation
    1. Legislative Proposal for Inclusion in an Omnibus Bill to Repeal BPC Section 4846.5(b)(5) Regarding Continuing Education Credits Earned Between January 1, 2000 and January 1, 2001, and Amend BPC Section 4883(s) to Add National Association of Veterinary Technician-Recognized RVT Specialty Organization
    2. AB 29 (Cooper, 2021) State bodies: meetings
    3. AB 225 (Gray, 2021) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: veterans: military spouses: licenses
    4. AB 384 (Kalra, 2021) Cannabis and cannabis products: animals: veterinary medicine
    5. AB 553 (Kamlager, 2021) Pet insurance
    6. AB 646 (Low, 2021) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: expunged convictions
    7. AB 1236 (Ting, 2021) Healing arts: licensees: data collection
    8. AB 1386 (Cunningham, 2021) License fees: military partners and spouses
    9. AB 1498 (Low, 2021) Members of boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs: per diem
    10. Senate Bill (SB) 344 (Hertzberg, 2021) Homeless shelters grants: pets and veterinary services
    11. SB 585 (Stern, 2021) Cats: declawing procedures: prohibition
    12. SB 731 (Durazo, 2021) Criminal records: relief
    13. SB 772 (Ochoa Bogh, 2021) Professions and vocations: citations: minor violations
  10. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
    2. Sections 2006-2006.56, Article 1, Division 20, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Regarding Uniform Standards for Substance-Abusing Licensees
    3. Section 2036, Article 4, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Animal Health Care Tasks for Registered Veterinary Technicians
  11. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Bylaws
  12. Recess until January 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022

  1. Reconvene -Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Board President Report – Kathy Bowler
  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. Student Liaison Reports
    1. University of California, Davis Liaison – Amanda Ayers
    2. Western University of Health Sciences Liaison – Kristina Junghans
  6. Executive Management Reports
    1. Administration
    2. Examination/Licensing
    3. Enforcement
    4. Outreach
    5. Strategic Plan
  7. Future Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates
  8. Recess Open Session


  1. Convene Closed Session
  2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(1) and (2)(A), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session to Confer and Receive Advice From Legal Counsel Regarding the Following Matter: San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, et al. v. Jessica Sieferman, United States District Court, Case No. 2:21-cv-00786-TLN-KJN
  3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session to Deliberate and Vote on Disciplinary Matters, Including Stipulations and Proposed Decisions
  4. Adjourn Closed Session


  1. Reconvene Open Session
  2. Adjournment – Due to technological limitations, adjournment will not be broadcast

This agenda can be found on the Veterinary Medical Board website at 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. Items scheduled for a particular day may be moved to an earlier or later day to facilitate the effective transaction of business. In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Board 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 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