Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


10:00 a.m., October 17, 2023

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

Committee Members
Leah Shufelt, RVT, Chair
Richard Sullivan, DVM, Vice Chair
Kathy Bowler
Christina Bradbury, DVM
Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM
Kristi Pawlowski, RVT
Dianne Sequoia, DVM
Marie Ussery, RVT
Cheryl Waterhouse, DVM

The Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (Committee) of the Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at

10:00 a.m., on October 17, 2023

with the following location available for Committee and public member participation:

Department of Consumer Affairs
1747 North Market Boulevard, 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 in the WebEx Events meeting, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Event number: 2492 958 1406

Event password: VMB10172023

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by October 10, 2023, to for consideration.

Members of the public may, but are not obligated to, provide their names or personal information as a condition of observing or participating in the meeting. When signing into the WebEx platform, participants may be asked for their name and email address. Participants who choose not to provide their names will need to provide a unique identifier such as their initials or another alternative, so that the meeting moderator can identify individuals who wish to make public comment; participants who choose not to provide their email address may utilize a fictitious email address like in the following sample format:


  1. Call to Order/ Roll Call/ Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
    Note: The Committee 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 and 11125.7(a).)
  3. Review and Approval of April 18, 2023 Committee Meeting Minutes
  4. Consideration of Previously Approved Text to Adopt California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 16, Sections 2030.6 and 2035.5 (Shelter Minimum Standards) and Update, Discussion, and Potential Recommendation to Combine Newly Proposed Text to Adopt CCR, Title 16, Section 2030.4 (Minimum Standards for Animal Shelter Premises) with Rulemaking to Amend CCR, Title 16, Sections 2030, 2030.05, 2030.2, and 2030.3, and Adopt 2030.15 (Minimum Standards for Alternative Veterinary Premises) - Richard Sullivan, DVM
  5. Update, Discussion, and Potential Recommendation to Initiate a Rulemaking to Amend CCR, Title 16, Section 2032.3 Regarding Medical RecordsRichard Sullivan, DVM, and Marie Ussery, RVT
  6. Update, Discussion, and Potential Recommendation on Legislative Proposal to Amend Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4875.1 Regarding Complaint Prioritization – Christina Bradbury, DVM, and Dianne Sequoia, DVM
  7. Update and Discussion Regarding Animal Blood Bank Frequently Asked Questions – Christina Bradbury, DVM, and Cheryl Waterhouse, DVM
  8. Election of 2024 Committee Officers
  9. Future Agenda Items and Meeting Dates
  10. Adjournment

Information regarding the meeting is available by contacting Jeff Olguin at (916) 515-5220 or sending a written request to the Veterinary Medical Board, 1747 N. Market St., Suite 230, Sacramento, CA 95834. 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.

In accordance with Government Code section 11133(b)(2)(A), the teleconference locations from which Committee 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)).

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.