STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE  
MEETING OF MARCH 18, 2021  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, the Michigan  
Board of Veterinary Medicine met on March 18, 2021. The meeting was held via Zoom,  
pursuant to MCL 15.263 and MCL 15.263a.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Dwight McNally, DVM, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present:  
Dwight McNally, DVM, Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Saginaw, Saginaw County,  
Michigan.  
Nancy Frank, DVM  
Attended remotely from the city of Haslett, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Amy Hicswa, DVM, Vice Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Hastings, Barry County,  
Michigan.  
Peter Levine, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Flint, Genesee County,  
Michigan.  
Tracy Nyberg, DVM  
Attended remotely from the city of Marquette, Marquette County,  
Michigan.  
Caitlin O’Rourke, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Lansing, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Joanna Pennebaker, LVT  
Attended remotely from the city of Plymouth, Wayne County,  
Michigan.  
BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  
611 W. OTTAWA P.O. BOX 30670 LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909  
www.michigan.gov/bpl 517-241-0199  
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Kevin Stachowiak, DVM  
Attended remotely from the city of Caseville, Huron County,  
Michigan.  
Nora Wineland, DVM, Ex-Officio Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Mason, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Members Absent:  
Staff Present:  
Jordan Kennedy, Public Member  
Laury Brown, Analyst, Compliance Section  
Dena Marks, Analyst, Board and Committees Section  
LeAnn Payne, Board Support, Boards and Committees Section  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Levine, seconded by O’Rourke, to approve the agenda, as presented.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Frank, seconded by Nyberg to approve the September 17, 2020 minutes as  
presented.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
None  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
Elections  
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March 18, 2021  
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Marks ran the election for Chairman and Vice-Chairman.  
MOTION by Levine, seconded by Frank, to re-elect McNally, as Chairperson.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
MOTION by Levine, seconded by Frank, to re-elect Hicswa, as Vice-Chairperson.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Committee Assignments  
DSC: Frank, Levine, Nyberg, Pennebaker, Kennedy (Chair)  
Alt: Hicswa, O’Rourke  
Board Review Panel (Allegations): Hicswa, Stachowiak, McNally  
Rules: Frank, Hicswa, Pennebaker, McNally  
Master Resolution Review  
No Changes made.  
HPRP Annual Report  
Marks provided a brief overview of the HPRP program and presented the HPRP  
Executive Summary: October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.  
Rules Discussion  
Marks informed the Board that their rules are currently waiting to be filed with the Office  
of Great Seal.  
Marks advised the Board that a statutory amendment becomes effective March 24,  
2021, that would change the licensure process for a Canadian-licensed applicant.  
Discussion was held regarding the effect of this statutory amendment and whether any  
rule changes were needed. The Board will revisit at the next meeting.  
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Marks advised the Board that the Veterinary Technician Rules should be opened to  
update accreditation standards and to revise other rules for clarity.  
MOTION by Hicswa, seconded by Frank, to open the Veterinary Technician Rules.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Resolution  
McNally thanked Hudson for her service on the Board of Veterinary Medicine.  
Chair Report  
McNally welcomed Pennebaker and Stachowiak to the Board.  
McNally informed the Board that the Board Review Panel reviewed 33 cases. He thanked  
the committee for all their hard work.  
Department Update  
Payne informed the Board that there will be another new member training session in July.  
All members are welcome to join.  
Payne reminded members to check their state email regularly.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
None  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held June 17, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the  
Ottawa Building, 611 West Ottawa Street, Upper-Level Conference Center, Conference  
Room 3, Lansing, Michigan.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Hicswa, seconded by Levine, to adjourn the meeting at 2:22 p.m.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Hicswa, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
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Minutes approved by the Board on:  
Prepared by:  
LeAnn Payne, Board Support  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
March 22, 2021