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Nevada Disciplinary Records, 2007

In response to a public records request for all releasable documents regarding disciplinary actions of Nevada's Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, we were provided with records on the following veterinarians, summarized below.

The Toonces Project will add detail to each listing as time permits.  If you would more information on any of the disciplinary records referenced below, contact the Toonces Project.

Kristin B. Clark, DVM
Action Type:  Voluntary Surrender of License.

Kimberly Daffner, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand (issued by veterinary board)
Excerpt: "The Nevada Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners received a consumer complaint involving the treatment of a two year old feline named 'Mommie'.  Following an investigation, the following facts were discovered:  1) 'Mommie' was presented to a boarding facility that is adjacent to Courtyard Animal Hospital on August 30, 2006.  'Mommie' had been diagnosed with diabetes in 2005  The owner gave instructions to administer 5 units of insulin daily as per the recommendation of her primary veterinarian.  Each time 'Mommie' was given an injectin she was brought to Courtyard Animal Hospital.  There is no medical record for 'Mommie' until September 5, 2006 when the cat was transferred to Courtyard Animal Hospital when complications were reported. 

Sometime between August 30, 2006, and September 5, 2006, Dr. Daffner elected to decrease the dose of inslin from 5U  BID to 4U BID because both of the owners cats were being boarded together and there was no way to verify that 'Mommie' was eating before every insulin injection.  The primary veterinarian nor the owner were contacted to discuss the change in insulin and there is no medical record to substantiate this change.

On the morning of September 5, 2006, 'Mommie' was found weak, non-ambulatory, and hypothermic in the boarding facility. . . .The Nevada Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners finds this conduct is a violation of NAC 638.0475, lack of medical records . . . "

Outcome:  Letter of reprimand; veterinarian ordered to pay attorneys fees and investigation costs of $400.

Benjamin Davidson, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand issued by Veterinary Board; Veterinarian to pay attorneys fees and investigative costs of $400.

Thaddeus Frerking, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand issued by Veterinary Board; Veterinarian to pay attorneys fees and investigative costs of $400.

Bradley Gilman, D.V.M.
Action Type:  Order of Probation.  Term of probation:  5 years. Terms:  Gilman must not be a veterinarian in charge of a veterinary facility during this period; Gilman must attend 10 hours of continuing educatin in professional ethics, and more.

Amy Gallagher, DVM
Action Type:  Consent Decree

Tessie Harper, DVM
Action Type: Public Letter of Reprimand

Lisa Havden, DVM.
Action Type:  Voluntary Surrender of Nevada Veterinary License
Excerpt: "I voluntarily and knowingly admit . . . That on or about June 27, 2007 a consumer complaint was filed with the Board involving a surgery performed on a Poodle named "Cher."  I have allegedly violated NRS 638.140 (6) negligence in the surgery that I performed.  Specifically, during a routine ovariohysterectomy the colon was transected and the right ureter was ligated.  The colon dehisced resulting in peritonitis and the ligation of the ureter resulted in the removal of a kidney. . . . information has come to the attention of the Board that I have allegedly violated provisions of Chapter 638 . . . allegations includng, but not limited to acquiring a controlled substance from a pharmacy or store or other source by misrepresentation or fraud, deception, or subterfuge and having an addition to a controlled substance.  . . . I admit that if this matter had proceeded to a hearing, the Board may present evidence . . . sufficient to provie the allegations of the complaint."

Melissa Huber, DVM
Type of Action: Stipulaton of Facts and Liability
[Vet acknowledged that acts described in the stipulation of facts constituted a violation of Nevada code re: negligence.]

John Koehn, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand
Excerpt: ". . ."Barry" . . . a twelve year-old male Shih Tzu was taken to Dr. Koehm at Community Animal Hospital . . . A rice pack that was heating in the microwave had been placed next to Barry by a veterinary assistant resulting in a thermal burn."

Jeanne Koester, DVM
Action Type:  Consent Decree
Excerpt: ". . .a 2 1/2 year old Boston Terrier was presented to Dr. Koester for an ovariohysterectomy . . . During the surgical procedure, hemorrhaging occured at the sight [sic] of the ligation.  The bleeding was noted and corrected with addition ligation . . . the dog was given a 10cc whole blood transfusion.  The weight was estimated at 11 lbs.  . .  Dr. Koester failed to administer an sufficient amount of blood to stabilize an eleven pound dog and failed to provide any testing to determine the amount of blood needed to stabilize the dog."

Stephen MacCabe, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

Armando Martinez, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

Judson Pierce, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

James McKasson, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

Peter Sara, DVM
Action Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

George Stoecklin, DVM
Record Type:  Stipulation of Facts and Liability

Samuel Villegas, DVM
Record Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

Scott Warner, DVM
Record Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand

Jennifer Wiley, DVM
Record Type:  Public Letter of Reprimand