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MARY K. AMADON v. COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA (12/07/84)

decided: December 7, 1984.

MARY K. AMADON, D.V.M., PETITIONER
v.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS, RESPONDENT



Appeal from the Order of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in case of In the Matter of the Suspension or Revocation of License to Practice Veterinary Medicine, No. BV-001759-L, issued to Mary K. Amadon, D.V.M.

COUNSEL

Peter N. Harrison, for petitioner.

Thomas J. Sutrniolo, Assistant Counsel, with him, Arthur K. Hoffman, Assistant Counsel, Nancy K. Matlowski, Chief Prosecutor, and David F. Phifer, Chief Counsel, for respondent.

Judges Rogers and Craig and Senior Judge Barbieri, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers.

Author: Rogers

[ 86 Pa. Commw. Page 382]

Mary K. Amadon, a licensed veterinarian since 1939, has appealed from an order of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (Board) revoking her license. We affirm the Board's order.

On October 18, 1981, the Board issued a citation and notice of hearing charging Dr. Amadon with the violation of the following subsections of Section 21 (3), (8), (9) of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (Act), Act of December 27, 1974, P.L. 995, as amended, 63 P.S. §§ 485.21 (3), (8), (9):

(3) The wilful failure to display a license.

(8) Failure to keep the equipment and premises of the business establishment in a clean and sanitary condition.

(9) Refusing to permit the board, or duly authorized representatives of the board, to inspect the business premises of the licensee during regular business hours.

The Board's charges were based upon inspections, made as the result of complaints, of the appellant's veterinarian establishment by Ethel Marrow, an investigator for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, between 1979 and 1981. A hearing was held before the Board on December 17, 1981. The Commonwealth's case consisted primarily of Ms. Marrow's

[ 86 Pa. Commw. Page 383]

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