Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


April 20-21, 2022

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

Committee Members
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, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2022
at the following locations:

(Wednesday and Thursday)
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd., Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95834

(Thursday Only)
California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Ave., Building 150, Rm. 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

In addition to the physical locations above, this meeting will also be held via WebEx Events. Instructions to connect to the meeting can be found at:

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

Event number:         2497 330 0699
Event password:       VMB04202022

To participate virtually in the WebEx Events meeting on April 21, 2022, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:
Event number:     2484 349 4111
Event password:    VMB04212022

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by April 13, 2022, to for consideration.


9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 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 January 19-20, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes
  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 April 19, 2022 MDC Meeting
    2. MDC 2022 Assignments
  6. Interviews, Discussion, and Possible Appointment to Fill Vacant MDC Veterinarian Member Position
  7. Access to Veterinary Care Task Force Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM, and Dianne Prado
  8. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on 2021/2022 Legislation Impacting the Board, DCA, and/or the Veterinary Profession
    1. Priority Legislation for Board Consideration
      1. Assembly Bill (AB) 1662 (Gipson, 2022) Licensing boards: disqualification from licensure: criminal conviction
      2. AB 1885 (Kalra, 2022) Cannabis and cannabis products: animals: veterinary medicine
      3. AB 2606 (Carrillo, 2022) Cats: declawing procedures: prohibition
      4. Senate Bill (SB) 1031 (Ochoa Bogh, 2022) Healing arts boards: inactive license fees
      5. SB 1495 (Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, 2022) Professions and vocations
    2. Other Board-Monitored Legislation
      1. AB 225 (Gray, 2021) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: veterans: military spouses: licenses
      2. AB 1604 (Holden, 2022) The Upward Mobility Act of 2022: boards and commissions: civil service: examinations: classifications
      3. AB 1733 (Quirk, 2022) State bodies: open meetings
      4. AB 1795 (Fong, 2022) Open meetings: remote participation
      5. AB 1881 (Santiago, 2022) Animal welfare: Dog and Cat Bill of Rights
      6. AB 2055 (Low, 2022) Controlled substances: CURES database
      7. AB 2104 (Flora, 2022) Professions and vocations
      8. AB 2642 (Mayes, 2022) Department of Consumer Affairs: director: powers and duties
      9. AB 2948 (Cooper, 2022) Consumer protection: Department of Consumer Affairs: complaints
      10. SB 1237 (Newman, 2022) Licenses: military service
      11. SB 1310 (Leyva, 2022) Professions and vocations: consumer complaints
      12. SB 1365 (Jones, 2022) Licensing boards: procedures
  9. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
  10. Recess until April 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022


  1. Reconvene - Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Board President Report – Kathy Bowler
  3. Registered Veterinary Technician Report – Jennifer Loredo, RVT
  4. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on National Association Involvement Reports – Kathy Bowler, Mark Nunez, DVM, and Jessica Sieferman
    1. International Council for Veterinary Assessment
    2. American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Member and Program Services Think Tank
    3. AAVSB Executive Director Roundtable and Telehealth Guidelines
    4. AAVSB Call for Nominations
  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. Special Order of Business (1:00 p.m.)
    1. Hearing on Petition for Reinstatement - Amandeep Singh, Revoked Veterinarian License No. 16252
    2. Hearing on Petition for Early Termination of Probation - Jennifer Hartman, RVT, Registration No. 12538
  9. 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 the Above-Identified Petitions and Stipulations and Proposed Decisions
  4. Adjourn Closed Session


  1. Reconvene Open Session
  2. Adjournment – Meeting adjournment may not be webcast if it is the only item that occurs after Closed Session.


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 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 in person and 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.