Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


October 8, 2019

Department of Consumer Affairs
1747 N. Market Blvd.
1st Floor Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95834

Committee Members
Jaymie Noland, DVM, President
Kristi Pawlowski, RVT, Vice-Chair
Stuart Eckmann
Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM
Jennifer Loredo, RVT
Leah Shufelt, RVT
Richard Sullivan, DVM
Margaret Warner, DVM
Cheryl Waterhouse, DVM

Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda

10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Committee Chair's Remarks, Committee Member Comments, and Introductions
  3. 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, 11125.7(a).)
  4. Review and Approval of July 16, 2019 Committee Meeting Minutes
  5. Discussion and Potential Recommendation on Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Regarding Corporate Practice of Veterinary Medicine
  6. Discussion and Potential Recommendation on Guidelines for the Appropriate Administration for Use of Medicinal Cannabis on an Animal Patient
  7. Discussion on Potential Ways Shelters with Limited Resources Can Recruit Veterinarians to Serve as Managing Licensees
  8. Future Agenda Items, Committee Priorities, and Meeting Dates
  9. Adjournment

This agenda can be found on the Veterinary Medical Board website at Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. 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.

The meeting on October 9 and October 10 will be webcast, provided there are no unforeseen technical difficulties or limitations. There will be no webcast on October 11.  To view the webcast, please visit The meeting will not be cancelled if webcast is not available. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe and participate, please plan to attend at a physical location. 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 Board prior to the Board taking any action on said item. Members of the public will be provided appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board, but the Board President may, at his or her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. Individuals may appear before the Board to discuss items not on the agenda; however, the Board 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 locations are 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 Board of Veterinary Medicine, 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