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5/09/05: per website on their form: http://governor.wa.gov/contact/govemail.htm

 
On 4/28/04 I filed a complaint with the WA Vet Board due to the needless/senseless death of my companion dog as a direct result inappropriate/incompetent veterinarian care:
 
Case #2004-04-0008VT
 
The complaint was accepted and I was informed that the "investigative phase" was closed 2/25/05 and there presently is no known time frame for any WA Vet Board decision(s) to be made as the last three(3)meetings/agendas have been canceled and the next meeting/agenda may or may not be scheduled for August, 2005.
 
Because further research/investigation on my part revealed not only veterinarian incompetence but consumer fraud as well as inappropriate/illegal drug use, an apparent "cover-up" and subsequent destruction of the "evidence" as to the true cause of my dog's death, inappropriate distribution of confidential medical records without consent, and a filing of false information to the FDA, I continued to provide the WA Vet Board with the additional allegations and supporting evidence before the investigative phase was closed and additionally and continuously asked/demanded that any/all portions of my complaint that were not within the power/territory of the WA Vet Board to deal with and/or rule on to be referred by them to the appropriate agencies to deal with, but I have never been given any information regarding whether or not this was done by the WA Vet Board.
 
By this e-mail, I am respectively requesting that as GOVERNOR you advise me on when the WA Vet Board will be making a decision on my "case" AND what other steps I must take in order that all other appropriate State agencies have the information to deal with their appropriate portions of this matter.
 
As my single phone line is a dedicated Internet connection ONLY, I ask that you contact me via e-mail or U.S. Mail with your response.  Thank you.
 
Ginger Sanchez
e-Mail: GingerLSanchez@aol.com
 
[sent to: http://governor.wa.gov/contact/govemail.htm on 5/09/05]
 
NO RESPONSE AS OF 7/29/05

In a message dated 7/29/05 8:53:03 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV writes:

07/29/05

The August 1st Veterinary Board of Governors meeting has been cancelled.  There is not a quorum of members so the Board is unable to meet.


Janelle Teachman, Program Manager
Department of Health, Health Professions Quality Assurance
Veterinary Board of Governors
P.O. Box 47868
Olympia, WA 98504-7868
Phone:  (360) 236-4876  Fax:  (360) 586-4359
E-mail:  janelle.teachman@doh.wa.gov

"The Department of Health works to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State."


Justice delayed, is justice denied.  William Gladstone (1809-1898)

Subject: Re: September 2005 Veterinary Board of Governors Meeting
Date: 9/12/05 8:09:29 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
From: Ginger L Sanchez
 
Janelle Teachman
State of Washington
Veterinary Board of Governors
 
Re: Case #: 2004-04-0008 VT    
        Lawrence Williams/Burien Veterinary Hospital
        Hammond/Meyer/Baty/Five Corners Veterinary 
        Hospital
        Murnane/Jewett/Phoenix Central Lab
 
Dear Ms. Teachman:
 
I am in receipt of the notice of the meeting for September 26, 2005 in Kent, WA and notice that in addition to this apparently being the first Veterinary Board of Governors meeting for the year 2005, there were no case numbers given for review.
 
Please advise whether the above-referenced multiple party case is going to be heard at this meeting or alternatively an approximate time frame anticipated for the hearing and decision[s] regarding my case[s] and/or whom I must make contact with to learn this information.  Thank you.
 
Ginger Sanchez
e-Mail contact only: GingerLSanchez@aol.com
 
In a message dated 9/12/05 6:19:37 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV writes:

09/12/05

Veterinary Board of Governors Meeting Agenda for September 26, 2005

<<092605Agenda.doc>>

Janelle Teachman, Program Manager
Department of Health, Health Professions Quality Assurance
Veterinary Board of Governors
P.O. Box 47868
Olympia, WA 98504-7868
Phone:  (360) 236-4876  Fax:  (360) 586-4359
E-mail:  janelle.teachman@doh.wa.gov

"The Department of Health works to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State."


 

In a message dated 9/22/05 11:22:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV writes:
09/22/05
 
Ms. Sanchez,
 
I'm sorry I've been unable to respond prior to today.  I've been in and out of the office and meetings for days now.
 
The Veterinary Board had to cancel a few meetings due to budget constraints.  They still held conference calls to discuss disciplinary cases and make decisions regarding those cases.
 
Your case was discussed on May 9, 2005.  The Board closed the case "No Violation Determined".  A letter was mailed to you right after that conference call.  I was surprised to receive your e-mail.  You must not have received the closure letter when it was sent in May.
 
If you would like to provide me with your current address I can mail a copy of the letter to you.
 
Janelle

Subject: REPLY/Re: September 2005 Veterinary Board of Governors Meeting
Date: 9/22/05 2:58:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
From: Ginger L Sanchez
To: Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV
 
9/22/05
 
Janelle Teachman
State of Washington
Veterinary Board of Governors
 
Re: Case #: 2004-04-0008 VT    
        Lawrence Williams/Burien Veterinary Hospital
        Hammond/Meyer/Baty/Five Corners Veterinary Hospital
        Murnane/Jewett/Phoenix Central Lab
 
Dear Ms. Teachman:
 
In response to your e-mail concerning my inquiry regarding the above-referenced case[s] [below], please be advised that I was never notified in any manner that a decision had been reached.  It is extremely difficult for me to comprehend that my complaint consisting of 12 parts and 135 exhibits documenting the truth of each and every allegation made against the many named parties/entities was dismissed/closed with a single conference call as ""No Violation Determined"" and that I was never notified that a conference call would even be taking place, much less what the 'result' of same was.
 
My address has not changed and appears for your convenience under my name at the bottom of this e-Mail.  It is obvious that only a pre-arranged/determined decision could have been made in order to completely ignore all of the evidence presented in this matter. 
 
It is now apparent that the quote from the infamous Nazi Joseph Mengele, which appeared at the bottom of Part 3 of the complaint filed 6/10/04 is once again included here, is sadly appropriate:
"In closing it comes to mind that this entire situation can appropriately be summed up by the famous quote of Joseph Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did the horrific medical experiments on people:
 
The more we do to you,
the less you seem to believe we are doing it.
 
    I hope and pray the State of Washington can do a better job for the 'public' than Mengele did."
 
Ginger Sanchez
XXXXX
Seattle, WA  XXXXX
e-Mail: GingerLSanchez@aol.com
 

JUSTICE DENIED IS JUSTICE DENIED.

 
9/26/05 Posted at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doghealth2, message #43563
 
RE: WA Vet Board Decision for ROMI
 
For those of you who are aware of and/or interested in my filing a complaint with the State of Washington, Veterinary Board of Governors on 4/28/04 against the 'guilty parties' for the needless/senseless and horrific death of my sole companion Rottweiler, ROMI, on 4/25/04, I was informed on 9/22/05 after inquiring on 9/12/05 that a decision had been made on 5/09/05 that, despite my filing the 12 part and 135 documents/exhibits fully supporting all of my allegations with hard evidence, it "was dismissed/closed" with a single conference call as "'No Violation Determined'" .
 
For those interested in reading the entire process, it's all contained in chronological order at:

http://rimadyldeath.com/WAVetBoard1.htm

http://rimadyldeath.com/WAVetBoard2.html  and
http://rimadyldeath.com/WA-VetBoard-3.htm
 
While I am certainly disappointed in the Washington State Veterinarian Board, I am not the least bit surprised at either their decision or their method of handling the matter and I feel VERY GOOD about having pursued it so relentlessly because HAD I had ANY doubts as to what's been happening and continues to happen within the veterinarian community, I'm totally satisfied that it's been fully exposed now.
 
For those folks who have or might be considering filing a complaint with your state veterinary board, I urge you to consider doing so if you are able to because I strongly believe that for any 'accountability' to occur, this situation of veterinarians recklessly and casually using, prescribing and dispensing risky and deadly dangerous drugs without either knowing or caring about the horrific results they are directly producing will CONTINUE without the EXPOSURE generated by the filing of state vet board complaints.
 
I thank all of the folks who've supported and provided their good wishes to me and am very grateful to have met and become friends with so many 'real' people who've been brought together by these common tragedies.  BLESS ALL OF YOU and may the battle to expose this canine holocaust continue in the hopes of saving more lives, one dog at a time, via raising public awareness. 

Ginger Sanchez
Website:
http://rimadyldeath.com

Subjectt:
RE: REPLY/Re: September 2005 Veterinary Board of Governors Meetin g
Date: 9/29/05 3:38:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
From: Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV
To: GingerLSanchez@aol.com
 
In a message dated 9/29/05 3:38:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Janelle.Teachman@DOH.WA.GOV writes:
09/29/05
 
Ms. Sanchez,
 
I just received the case file from archives.  The address on the closure letter is the same as the one you printed at the bottom of your e-mail.  I'm not sure why you didn't receive the letter we sent to you on May 13, 2005.  A copy has been placed in the mail to you today.
 
All of our case reviews are done in closed session.  We hold conference calls to make decisions so cases do not need to sit on hold until the next meeting.  It is important to the Veterinary Board that cases are reviewed in a timely manner.
 
Your case was thoroughly investigated and reviewed.  Below are some comments the reviewing board member noted on the reviewing member worksheet -
 
The Veterinary Board's jurisdiction is limited to actions that are in violation of the Uniform Disciplinary Act.  A preponderance of the evidence must support that an act was below the standard of care or was a violation of the Uniform Disciplinary Act for the the Board to take legal action.  Standard of care is determined by what a reasonable veterinarian in Washington would do in the same circumstance.
 
It is best for any practitioner to go over every possible side effect or adverse reaction of each medication with a client prior to prescription; however, this is not always practical or possible.  Veterinarians could spend hours on the potential side effects of some drugs.  It would be impossible to show that the majority of reasonable veterinarians in the State of Washington uniformly go over each possible side effect of each drug prescribed and/or offer or require blood work prior to starting every drug implicated in organ dysfunction.  (This is not always done in human medicine where the standard of care is much greater.)  This particular drug has received much media attention and the manufacturer does now provide a client information handout with the drug.  However, any drug can cause complications and all prescription drugs come with extensive information that is not routinely passed on to the consumer.
 
It is important to note that the symptoms described as side effects of Rimadyl are the same symptoms described for any number of toxins, pathologies and chemical adverse reactions.  Living organisms have a limited number of symptoms they can exhibit in response to a vast number of illnesses.  Necropsy, whether or not it results in a single definitive diagnosis, only describes the tissue changes that contributed to illness and frequently does not provide an ultimate causative agent.
 
The outcome of this case is extremely sad and unfortunate.  While the Board sympathizes with the complainant on the loss of her beloved pet, we do not find a violation upon which to take action.  While it is not outside the realm of possibility that Rimadyl was involved in this pet's illness, the Veterinary Board, upon review of the records and copious information presented, find it highly improbable that the patient's symptoms were proximately caused by the medication or the negligence of the respondent. 
 
I hope this is helpful to you.  You may obtain a copy of the file by sending a written request to:
 
    Department of Health
    Public Disclosure & Records Center
    P. O. Box 47865
    Olympia, WA 98504-7865
 
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Janelle
 

AND THE BEAT GOES ON, AND ON, AND ON . . .


 

 

May my beloved partner ROMI rest in peace  - no matter wherever her bits and pieces/frozen carcass may be held hostage.

                                      

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