STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE  
MEETING OF June 17, 2021  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, the Michigan  
Board of Veterinary Medicine met on June 17, 2021. The meeting was held via Zoom,  
pursuant to MCL 15.263 and MCL 15.263a and Lansing City Council Resolution #21-081.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Dwight McNally, DVM, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:31 p.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present:  
Dwight McNally, DVM, Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Thomas Township,  
Saginaw County, Michigan.  
Nancy Frank, DVM  
Attended remotely from the city of Haslett, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Jordan Kennedy, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of East Lansing,  
Ingham 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  
Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine  
Meeting Minutes  
June 17, 2021  
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Kevin Stachowiak, DVM  
Attended remotely from the city of Caseville, Huron County,  
Michigan.  
Members Absent:  
Staff Present:  
Amy Hicswa, DVM, Vice Chairperson  
Nora Wineland, DVM, Ex-Officio Member  
Laury Brown, Analyst, Compliance Section  
Andria Ditschman, 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, Kennedy, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Levine, seconded by Nyberg to approve the March 18, 2021 minutes as  
presented.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Kennedy, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
None  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
Rules Discussion  
Ditschman presented the Board with the Veterinary Technician Rules draft that the rules  
committee has been working on.  
Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine  
Meeting Minutes  
June 17, 2021  
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MOTION by Nyberg, seconded by O’Rourke, to approve the Veterinary Technician  
Rules as presented.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Kennedy, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Ditschman informed the Board that there had been a statutory amendment to the Public  
Health Code that required the board to decide whether changes are necessary to the  
licensure by endorsement rule.  
MOTION by Levine, seconded by Pennebaker, to open the veterinary rules.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Kennedy, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Chair Report  
McNally stated he made committee assignment changes and put Hicswa on the DSC and  
Frank on the Board Review Panel; Frank will also be an alternate on the DSC.  
McNally stated the Board Review Panel has reviewed 24 files since the March meeting.  
Department Update  
Ditschman informed the Board that there will be another training session on July 13, 2021.  
All members are welcome to attend.  
Payne reminded members to check their state email regularly and to let her know if they  
are having trouble accessing materials.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
Lisa Sak informed the Board that her cat Brooky passed away during surgery.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held September 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the  
Ottawa Building, 611 West Ottawa Street, Upper-Level Conference Center, Conference  
Room 3, Lansing, Michigan.  
ADJOURNMENT  
Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine  
Meeting Minutes  
June 17, 2021  
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MOTION by Levine, seconded by Kennedy, to adjourn the meeting at 1:58 p.m.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Frank, Kennedy, Levine, Nyberg, O’Rourke,  
Pennebaker, Stachowiak, McNally  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Minutes approved by the Board on:  
Prepared by:  
LeAnn Payne, Board Support  
June 17, 2021  
Bureau of Professional Licensing