Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


October 9-11, 2019

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

Board Members
Jaymie Noland, DVM, President
Cheryl Waterhouse, DVM, Vice President
Kathy Bowler
Christina Bradbury, DVM
Jennifer Loredo, RVT
Mark Nunez, DVM
Dianne Prado
Alana Yanez

Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Introductions
  3. 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).)
  4. Review and Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    1. July 17-18, 2019
    2. September 12, 2019
  5. Report and Update from Department of Consumer Affairs
  6. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MDC) Report – Jeff Pollard, DVM
    1. Overview of October 8, 2019 MDC Meeting
    2. Recommendation to Adopt Draft Guidelines for Discussion of Cannabis Use for Veterinary Patients
  7. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding State and Federal Laws Related to Pharmaceutical Compounding
  8. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding Uniform Standards for Substance-Abusing Licensees and Sections 2006 through 2006.56 of Article 1 of Division 20 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR)
  9. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Board Budget and Potential Fee Increases and Sections 2070 and 2071 of Article 7 of Division 20 of Title 16 of the CCR
  10. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Draft 2020 Sunset Review Report
  11. Recess until October 10, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019

  1. Reconvene - Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Overview of Board Diversion Program and Role of Diversion Evaluation Committee (DEC) – MAXIMUS
  3. Interviews, Discussion, and Possible Appointment to Fill Vacant Diversion Evaluation Committee Positions
  4. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Proposed Regulations
    1. Status Update on Pending Regulations
    2. Sections 2090-2096, Article 11, Division 20, Title 16 of the CCR Regarding Drug Compounding
  5. Update on 2019 Legislation
    1. Assembly Bill (AB) 528 (Low, 2019) Controlled substances: CURES database
    2. AB 611 (Nazarian, 2019) Sexual abuse of animals
    3. Senate Bill 202 (Wilk, 2019) Animal blood donors
    4. SB 627 (Galgiani, 2019) Cannabis and cannabis products: medicinal use on an animal patient: veterinary medicine
  6. Board President Report – Jaymie Noland, DVM
  7. Registered Veterinary Technician Report – Jennifer Loredo, RVT
  8. Executive Management Reports
    1. Administration
    2. Examination
    3. Licensing
    4. Enforcement
    5. Hospital Inspection
    6. Public Outreach
  9. Election of 2020 Board Officers
  10. Future Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates

Closed Session

  1. 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
  2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e), the Board will Confer with and Receive
    Advice from Legal Counsel and Deliberate regarding Samuel A. Thomas vs. Department of Consumer Affairs Veterinary Medical Board, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-80003176-CU-WM-GDS

Reconvene Open Session

  1. Recess until October 11, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2019

Strategic Planning Session

  1. Reconvene - Establishment of a Quorum
  2. Introductions, Overview of Strategic Planning, Ground Rules
  3. Strategic Planning Session
  4. 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