Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


Committee Members
Jeff Pollard, DVM, Chair
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

The Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MDC) of the Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at
9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NOTE: Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held by teleconference with no physical public locations.

Important Notice to the Public: The MDC will hold a public meeting via WebEx Events. To participate in the WebEx Events meeting, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Instructions to connect to the meeting can be found at the end of this agenda.

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by July 17, 2020, to for consideration.


  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 and 11125.7(a).)
  4. Review and Approval of January 29, 2020 Committee Meeting Minutes
  5. Update from the Complaint Process Audit Subcommittee; Potential Recommendation to Full Board
  6. Update and Discussion on Premises Registration Fees; Potential Recommendation to Full Board
  7. Election of Officers
  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 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.

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. 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 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 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.