Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


July 20-21, 2022

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

Board Members
Kathy Bowler, President
Christina Bradbury, DVM, Vice President
Jennifer Loredo, RVT
Jaymie Noland, DVM
Dianne Prado
Maria Preciosa S. Solacito, DVM
Maria Salazar Sperber

The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at
10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 20, and 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 21, 2022
with the following location available for Board and public member participation

Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd., Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95834

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

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

Event number:         2493 314 2464
Event password:      VMB07202022

To participate virtually in the WebEx Events meeting on July 21, 2022, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:
Event number:     2494 406 5131
Event password:    VMB07212022

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


10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 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 April 20-21, 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 July 19, 2022 MDC Meeting
    2. Recommendation Regarding Board Guidelines for Veterinarian Discussion of Cannabis Within the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship
    3. Recommendation to Revise Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Recommendation on Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 16, Sections 2030.3, Small Animal Vaccination Clinic, and 2032.1, Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship, in Alternate Premises Rulemaking
    5. Recommendation Regarding Veterinary Drug Compounding Guidance
    6. MDC 2022 Assignments
  6. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding Equine Practice Issues
  7. Update on the Board’s Enforcement Continuing Education Webinar
  8. Access to Veterinary Care Task Force Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM, and Dianne Prado
  9. Interviews, Discussion, and Possible Appointment to Fill Vacant Wellness Evaluation Committee Veterinarian and Public Member Positions
  10. 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) 189 (Committee on Budget, 2021) State Government
      2. AB 1662 (Gipson, 2022) Licensing boards: disqualification from licensure: criminal conviction
      3. AB 1733 (Quirk, 2022) State bodies: open meetings
      4. AB 1885 (Kalra, 2022) Cannabis and cannabis products: animals: veterinary medicine
      5. AB 2606 (Carrillo, 2022) Cats: declawing procedures: prohibition; and Any Other Potential Legislation Related to Prohibiting Cat Declawing
      6. Senate Bill (SB) 1031 (Ochoa Bogh, 2022) Healing arts boards: inactive license fees
      7. 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 1795 (Fong, 2022) Open meetings: remote participation
      4. AB 1881 (Santiago, 2022) Animal welfare: Dog and Cat Bill of Rights
      5. AB 2055 (Low, 2022) Controlled substances: CURES database
      6. AB 2104 (Flora, 2022) Professions and vocations
      7. AB 2642 (Mayes, 2022) Department of Consumer Affairs: director: powers and duties
      8. AB 2948 (Cooper, 2022) Consumer protection: Department of Consumer Affairs: complaints
      9. SB 1237 (Newman, 2022) Licenses: military service
      10. SB 1310 (Leyva, 2022) Professions and vocations: consumer complaints
      11. SB 1365 (Jones, 2022) Licensing boards: procedures
  11. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
  12. Recess until July 21, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 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, 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. AAVSB Proposed Bylaws Amendments
  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 Early Termination of Probation – Suzanne Kay Hanson, Veterinarian License No. 9593
    2. Hearing on Petition for Early Termination of Probation – Blake Jonathan Splan, RVT, Registration No. 12833
  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 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.

In accordance with Government Code section 11133(b)(2)(A), the teleconference locations from which Board members may participate in the meeting may not be identified in the notice and agenda of the meeting.

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.

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)).

The meeting location is accessible to the physical disabled. This meeting also is being held via WebEx Events and 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