Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


October 19-20, 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, October 19, and 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 20, 2022,

with the following location available for Board and public member participation[1]:

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 October 19, 2022, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 2489 957 9867

Event password: VMB10192022

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

Event number: 2485 621 9688

Event password: VMB10202022

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by October 12, 2022, to for consideration.


10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 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, 7(a).)
  3. Review and Approval of July 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. Recommendation on Legislative Proposal to Amend Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4826.5 Regarding Veterinary Drug Compounding
    2. Recommendation to Remove Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 16, Sections 2064, 2065, 2065.1, 2065.2, 2065.6, 2065.7, 2065.8, and 2066 from Pending Regulatory Proposal and Only Move Forward With Proposed Amendments to CCR, Title 16, Sections 2036.1 and 2068.5 Regarding RVT Student Tasks & Equivalent Experience and Education
    3. Overview of October 18, 2022 MDC Meeting
    4. MDC 2023 Assignments
  6. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on National Association Involvement – Kathy Bowler, Richard Sullivan, DVM, and Jessica Sieferman
    1. American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Annual Conference Overview
    2. AAVSB Policy and Regulatory Task Force
    3. International Council for Veterinary Assessment
  7. Access to Veterinary Care Task Force Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM, and Dianne Prado
  8. Update and Discussion on Chaptered 2021/2022 Legislation Impacting the Board, DCA, and/or the Veterinary Profession
    1. Priority Legislation for Board Consideration
      1. Assembly Bill (AB) 1885 (Kalra, Chapter 389, Statutes of 2022) Cannabis and cannabis products: animals: veterinary medicine
      2. Senate Bill (SB) 731 (Durazo, Chapter 814, Statutes of 2022), Criminal records: relief
      3. SB 1495 (Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, Chapter 511, Statutes of 2022) Professions and vocations
    2. Other Board-Monitored Legislation
      1. AB 1604 (Holden, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2022) Civil services: the Upward Mobility Act of 2022
      2. SB 1237 (Newman, Chapter 386, Statutes of 2022) Licenses: military service
  9. Discussion and Possible Action on Potential Legislative Proposals
    1. Amend BPC Section 4836.2 Regarding Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permits and Felony Controlled Substance Convictions
    2. Amend BPC Section 4846 Regarding Veterinarian Applicant License Verification from Other Jurisdictions
    3. Amend BPC Section 4861 to add Registered Veterinary Technician Member to Wellness Evaluation Committee
  10. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
    2. Amend CCR, Title 16, Section 2043 Regarding Civil Penalties for Citation
  11. Student Liaison Reports
    1. University of California, Davis Liaison – Amanda Ayers
    2. Western University of Health Sciences Liaison – Alexandra Ponkey
  12. Recess until October 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

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

  1. Reconvene - Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Board President Report – Kathy Bowler
  3. Registered Veterinary Technician Report – Jennifer Loredo, RVT
  4. Executive Management Reports
    1. Administration
    2. Examination/Licensing
    3. Enforcement
    4. Outreach
    5. Strategic Plan
  5. Election of 2023 Board Officers
  6. Future Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates
  7. 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(a)(1), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session to Discuss the Executive Officer Evaluation
  4. 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
  5. 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

[1] Face masks may or may not be required at the location(s) depending on state and local laws and business preferences on the date of the meeting.