The California Veterinary Medical Board takes action against the Slacks!
On April 25, 2005, the California Veterinary Medical Board issued a Citation
Order against James (Steven) and Patricia Slack for violation of California Business
and Professions Code, Section 4825, Licensure Requirement, for dispensing
Zithromax,a prescription veterinary drug, to the owners of the Bulldog puppy,
According to the citation:
The owners purchased the puppy from the Slacks. Unfortunately, Matches
became so ill she had to be euthanized. The animal humane officer submitted a
copy of a purchase agreement between the Slacks and Matches’ owners for a
replacement puppy that instructs them to contact the Slacks within the first two
weeks of purchase if the puppy comes down with any illness. The Slacks would
then mail the antibiotic Zithromax to the owners to administer to the new puppy.
The Veterinary Medical Board ordered the Slacks to immediately cease from
practicing veterinary medicine in California and imposed a civil penalty (fine) in the
amount of $500.
The California Veterinary Medical Board reports that the Slacks paid the fine in
full on May 4, 2005.