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Man accused of selling veterinary medicine without license

Posted May 31, 2010

— A Raleigh man is accused of selling veterinary medicine without a license from the state's veterinary medical board.

Michael Johnson, 30, of 8730 Fidelity Blvd., was charged Friday with two counts of unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine, according to an arrest warrant.

Police said Johnson was selling medicine for animals online on Craigslist.com.

Johnson is also accused of offering to vaccinate and deworm a dog that didn't belong to him, the arrest warrant states.

He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $2,000 bond.


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  • sunneyone Jun 3, 2010

    timbo 2.0, I agree we should adopt from shelters and spay and neuter our animals. But I see no point in killing an animal because it has a disease, especially one that can be treated with medication and still have a good quality of life. Or should people who have diseases just be put to sleep and not treated?

  • NCSULandscaper Jun 1, 2010

    vets are a rip off huh?? they have the same years of medical school as a human doctor so they should be able to charge for their time. If you dont want to pay for the right care then dont have the animal. And i would bet anything, the people that go to tractor supply and buy cattle medicine for their dogs will be the first ones who go and sue their vet because it died.......

  • bindimon Jun 1, 2010

    Thank goodness the authorities were poised to strike. I went to get worm pills for my dogs the vet in Apex said i needed a whole dog check for my 14 yr old jack. hat a rip. many dogs will go untreated because of ventineries greed. go to JEFFERS online. treat your'e animal. screw the vets .

  • timbo 2.0 Jun 1, 2010

    "timbo 2.0, or maybe someone that wouldn't treat their dog is a chump."

    Healthy dogs are dying/killed in shelters every day. Get a healthy one and put the sick one to sleep.

  • sunneyone Jun 1, 2010

    burp, have you tried looking online? There's a store called kvvet.com that I use to get IV supplies for my cat. I have to have a prescription for the actual IV bags, but the Vet has no problem writing me one. Check the website to see if they have it, if they do talk to your Vet. Anyone worth their salt will work with you.

    timbo 2.0, or maybe someone that wouldn't treat their dog is a chump.

  • xchief661 Jun 1, 2010

    That was expensive!

  • commonsensical Jun 1, 2010

    Vets make a killing off of meds. Ivermectin (heartworm medicine) can be purchased from farm supply stores - 2 years worth for around $30. It's packaged for use in cattle, but can easily be diluted and given to dogs. A Vet will sell you 2 years worth of the stuff for about $600 or so. Plus you can't get it from them without paying for an exam first.

  • pinehorse Jun 1, 2010

    Deworming someone else's dog? Thank goodness the vet med board got this man off the streets! I see a dismissal in this man's near future about five minutes after he calls an attorney.

  • wakeconative4ever Jun 1, 2010

    It amazes me that they pick and choose which laws to enforce....I do not think what this man did is ok and he SHOULD be charged, but it amazes me how some law breakers can just be overlooked while others are charged for every little thing....what is wrong with this country???

  • timbo 2.0 Jun 1, 2010

    "My one dog takes pills that cost $100 a month. Wonder what this chump was selling them for?"

    $100 a month for a dog? Seems like you're the chump.