Interim Suspension Order Issued Against California Horse Racing Board Equine Medical Director, Jeff Blea, Pending Full Investigation and Formal Hearing

By Stella Gerson On January 28, 2022, Judge Nana Chin, Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), granted the Veterinary Medical Board’s (VMB) Petition for Interim Suspension and Cease Practice Order against the license of Jeff A Continue reading

OAL Approves Veterinary Medical Board Rulemaking Regarding Animal Physical Rehabilitation, Disciplinary Guidelines, and Drug Compounding

By Stella Gerson The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently approved three rulemaking packages proposed by the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB). On November 15, 2021, OAL approved the Board’s regulatory proposal to add section 2038.5, Title 16 of the California Code Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Successfully Undergoes Sunset Review

By Stella Gerson On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Veterinary Medical Board of California’s (VMB) sunset extension bill, AB 1535 (Committee on Business and Professions) (Chapter 631, Statutes of 2021), which extends the Board’s sunset date to January Continue reading

Director of the Veterinary Medical Board Named in Telemedicine Lawsuit Filed by the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

By Stella Gerson On May 3, 2021 in San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, et al. v. Jessica Sieferman, Case No. 2:21-cv-00786-TLN-KJN (E.D. Cal.), plaintiffs San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Announces Further Extension of DCA Director’s Order Waiving Restrictions on Telemedicine and Extending Time to Refill Prescriptions

By Stella Gerson On August 31, 2021, the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Kimberly Kirchmeyer, issued Waiver Order DCA-21-193, which further extend the June 4, 2020 waiver order, DCA-20-21, regarding telemedicine for new or different medical conditions Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Undergoes Sunset Review

By Jordan Bourque On December 1, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for VMB’s Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Continue reading

OAL Approves Veterinary Medical Board’s Rulemaking Regarding Criminal Conviction Substantial Relationship and Rehabilitation Criteria

By Jordan Bourque On November 19, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved VMB’s proposed rulemaking amending sections 2040 and 2041, Title 16 of the CCR, to revise its criminal conviction substantial relationship and rehabilitation criteria. According to the Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Proposes Fee Increases for Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians

By Jordan Bourque On September 25, 2020, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published notice of its intent to amend sections 2070 and 2071 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, to increase certain fees associated with veterinarian and Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Proposes Regulations to Clarify the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

 By Jordan Bourque On June 5, 2020, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published notice of its intent to amend sections 2032.15 and 2032.25, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, to clarify the meaning of veterinarian-client-patient relationships (VCPRs), which Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Proposes Regulation Defining Animal Physical Rehabilitation

By Jordan Borque At its August 13, 2020 meeting [Agenda item 4], the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) held a public hearing on the proposed adoption of section 2038.5 Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). According to the Continue reading