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Disciplinary Penalties

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Date of Hearing
or Date of Issue
Member Name Membership Number Charge Penalty
17/08/2021 Feddy Amron 3100052966 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Regulations: 4.1.3.1.2; 4.2 VCA COP 20.1.1; 20.1.2; 20.1.15; 20.1.15.1; 20.1.17; 20.1.26.3 $500 Fine
14/06/2019 Kay Anderson-Leighton 3100054811 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
19/09/2017 Nicole Bailey 3100032532 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.11 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.15 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.24 - Breeding and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. Termination of membership from the VCA for life.
03/05/2021 Wendy Bennett 3100036077 Under age mating 20.1.12 & VCA Rule 2.17 First breach summary penalty. $500 fine
06/06/2017 Therese Borthwick 3002364620 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 07/12/17. Membership withdrawn prior to reinstatement.
28/11/2021 Ricky Burgess & Thi Nguyen 3100052568 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Regulations 4.2.2 VCA COP 20.1.1, 20.1.2, 20.1.15, 20.1.15.1 3 Months Suspension + $500 Fine
18/07/2017 Dirk (Rick) Buys 3100042924 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 19/01/18. Membership withdrawn prior to reinstatement.
02/04/2019 Gwenda Carr 3100053204 Appeal of Disciplinary Hearing Outcome 8 November 2018. A re-hearing of the charge by a new Disciplinary Panel to be conducted because of a breach of Regulation 5.4.1.1 due to the Investigation Officer remaining in the room during the Disciplinary Panel deliberations. As a result of this outcome, there is a stay on the penalty applied as of 2 April 2019 until the next Disciplinary Hearing of these charges.
25/07/2019 Gwenda Carr 3100053204 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1 - Ethics, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2 - Ethics, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.30 - Ethics & Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Suspension for the duration of twelve (12) months less time served to conclude on 2/3/20 and $500 fine. The following penalty provisions outlined under Regulation 5.6.1 apply: 5.6.1.1 & 5.6.1.2.
02/11/2018 Adam & Karen Carr 3100038150 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine. 8/8/19 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
15/07/2021 Anne Cochrane 3009702630 Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.1 Warning
21/11/2019 Rastafari & Jessica Craig 3100044502 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
13/11/2019 Annie Cusack 3100038608 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Second offence summary penalty. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 14/05/20
20/05/2021 Faye Cutlack 3008483790 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.1 & VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended until 20/11/21.
21/05/2021 Tihomir Delibasic 3100041851 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1; 20.1.2; 20.1.3 & VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended until 21/05/2022. $500 fine.
17/10/2017 Belinda Dicker (Reynolds) 3100031824 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended from 11/12/17 (immediately following the conclusion of current suspension term). Eligible for reinstatement 11/06/18.
Angela Duffin 3100043416 VCA Rule 2.17 Breed Breach 20.1.14 $500 fine Not paid
13/02/2018 Jake Ellis 3100034520 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding and VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 14/08/18. All provisions of Regulation 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.1.6.4 and 5.6.1.6 apply.
12/05/2016 Charles Falzon 3100033645 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 and breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for Reinstatement 12/11/16. Membership withdrawn prior to reinstatement.
15/08/2014 Kerrie Fitzpatrick 3100026301 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended for failure to comply with Management Committee request. Not to be reinstated.
07/02/2019 Scott Forbes 3100032987 Breach of VCA Code of Practice - 20.1 Ethics, VCA Regulations - Part 4 Registries and Registrations 4.1.12.1, 4.1.12.1.2 & 4.1.2.1. Disqualification of membership. Eligible to reapply for membership on 08/02/20.
23/09/2014 Carol Freeman 3000032240 Breach of Regulation 20.1.2 and Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 23/09/19.
17/08/2021 Angela Giouzellis 3100057825 VCA Rule 21.17 VCA Regulations: 4.2.2 VCA COP 20.1.1; 20.1.2; 20.1.15.1; 20.1.26.3 $500 Fine
24/09/2020 Debra Graham 3008774110 Breach of VCA Regulation 20.1.25 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Suspension of 6 months and $500 fine
09/05/2018 Daniela Grech 3100043203 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Reprimand and $300 fine.
17/12/2019 Darren Griffiths 3100028001 APPEAL HEARING The Panel accepts that Mr Griffiths' behaviour was intimidating and completely unacceptable. As a result, the appeal was dismissed.
24/01/2018 Cara Hall 3100041920 Breach of Regulation 3.7.7.1 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
04/07/2017 Greg Harding 3100035400 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.17 (Ethics), 20.6 Code of Conduct for Members - Social Media and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation/disqualification of membership.
06/05/2021 Samantha Harrington 3100055765 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13; 20.1.15 & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended until 06/08/21. $500 fine.
17/01/2018 Eric Harris 3100040069 Failure to comply with Regulation 3.7.7 & 3.7.7.1 Suspended. Management Committee, 20 June 2018, rejected application for renewal.
17/10/2016 Heather Healey 3002512590 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17 Suspended term increased to a total of 15 years (from 12 months) on Management Committee Appeal against penalty. Eligible for reinstatement 18/10/31.
17/10/2016 Ronald Healey 3100010501 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17. Suspended term increased to a total of 15 years (from 12 months) on Management Committee Appeal against penalty. Eligible for reinstatement 18/10/31.
19/12/2018 Leif Henricksen & Shahna Wirth 3100037797 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.13 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First offence summary penalty. $500 fine. 8/8/19 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
07/11/2019 Ricky Heyward 3100053482 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 First breach summary penalty. $500 fine.
13/11/2014 Joan Hoare 3008815160 Breached rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
06/09/2021 Troy & Maren Hose 3100053937 Admin Suspension VCA Rule 2.11.2
27/06/2019 Feruz Imbraim 3001012650 Breach of VCA Code of Practice Breeding 20.1.15 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 28/6/2024. $500 fine. The following penalty provisions under Regulation 5.6.1 apply: 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2
26/11/2021 Mehrzad Khademollah 3100054506 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Regulations 4.2.2, VCA Cop 20.1.1, 20.1.2, 20.1.15, 20.1.26.3, 3 months suspensions + $500 fine
27/02/2018 Thomas Kilafis (Vonhellas Kennels) 3100014052 CHARGE A - Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 – Breeding, Breach of Regulation 4.1.5.13, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.4.6, Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 CHARGE B - Breach of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2, 20.1.5, 20.1.9- Ethics, Breach of Regulation 5.6.6, Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 CHARGE A - Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 28/8/2018 Provisions of Regulations 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.1.3 & 5.6.1.4 apply. IMPORTANT NOTE: This penalty is superseded by the penalties indicated under Charge B, but shall be applied only under circumstances where termination of membership no longer applies. CHARGE B - Termination of membership from the VCA for life.
29/08/2019 Jeong Kim 3100053560 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
14/11/2016 Brian & Diane Knight 3002920720 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12, 20.1.5 and Rule 2.17 Expelled from the VCA following Management Committee Appeal against penalty.
28/03/2017 Jodie & Andrew Knox 3100042821 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1 & 20.1.2 & VCA Code of Practice Breeding 20.1.11 and VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 29/03/27.
21/05/2021 Elena Kutukoff 3100027147 Breach of 20.1.1 & VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended until 21/05/2023
11/04/2018 Michael Lazar 3100035741 Breach of Regulation 8.8.4 for all German Shepherd litters born from 1 January 2017 and VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation of Dogs Victoria membership.
21/06/2017 Deborah Lee 3100008739 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
12/01/2018 Jodie Lightowler 3100032643 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
15/06/2021 Lynette Matthews 3000191310 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.14.1 & VCA Rule 2.17. First breach summary penalty. $500 fine.
02/03/2016 Fiona McCoy & Daniel Murphy 3100031664 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Suspended. Never to be readmitted as members
30/08/2019 Wendy McIlroy 3100046724 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request
25/09/2020 Maria Miftode 3100026836 Breach of VCA Regulation 20.1.15 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17 Termination of membership commencing 25/09/2020
14/06/2019 Magdalena Moldovan 3100051581 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2. Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
03/05/2019 Lyndy Morris 3100040177 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
29/01/2021 Thomas Murray & Cooper Watts 3100035959 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 & VCA Rule 2.17 First breach summary penalty. $500 fine
26/05/2017 Cara O'Dwyer 3100035803 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request
31/08/2017 Carmen Offer 3100010847 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.15 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding & VCA Rule 2.17 Cancellation/disqualification of membership
Kim Pearce 3100006806 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA COP 20.1.1, 20.1.15.1, 20.1.6 3 Months Suspension + $500 Fine
31/01/2018 Salena Roberts 3100041717 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.12 - Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 – Breeding, VCA Regulation 4.1.5.13, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.26.3 – Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.1.16 – Breeding, VCA Code of Practice 20.3.1 – Compliance, VCA Code of Practice 20.3.2.1 – Practical Application & VCA Rule 2.17. Cancellation of membership for 12 months. Eligible for reinstatement 01/02/19.
22/07/2021 Teresa Ronchi 3100060762 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Regulations 4.2.2 VCA Code of Practice 20.1.1; 20.1.2; 20.1.15.1 Termination of membership - Effective 23 July 2021
25/06/2018 Colin Ross 3100029572 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
03/09/2018 Ann Marie Sammut 3002655410 Breach of VCA Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
19/12/2017 Drage Sarkovski 3100023229 Breach of ANKC Regulation 8.8.3 and Breach of VCA Rule 2.17. Suspended. Eligible for reinstatement 20/12/19. All provisions of Regulation 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.1.6 and 5.6.1.7 apply.
16/12/2016 Leslie Schliefert-Holmes 3008734630 Breach of VCA Code of Practice 20.1.2, 20.1.4, 20.1.5 and VCA rule 2.17 Suspended. $500 fine. Eligible for reinstatement 17/12/18.
22/05/2018 Stella Seelenmeyer 3100013845 Breach of VCA Regulation 4.3.4 - Breeding Records & VCA Code of Practice 20.1.22 - Breeding Suspended. Never to be readmitted to membership
12/08/2021 Joanna Starling 3100046719 VCA Rule 2.17, VCA Regulations 4.4.4 $500 fine
26/03/2009 Kristin White 3100027183 Breach of VCA Admin Suspension Rule 2.11.2. Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
20/07/2021 Greg Whittle 3100017921 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Regulations 4.1.3.1.2; 4.2.2 VBVCA Code of Practice 20.1.1; 20.1.2; 20.1.15.1; 20.1.17; 20.1.26.3 Termination of membership- Effective 21 July 2021
01/06/2018 Brooke Wilson 3100033992 Breach of Rule 2.11.2 Suspended until complies with Management Committee request.
Julie Xuereb 3100039407 VCA Rule 2.17 VCA Cop 20.1.1, 20.1.2, 20.1.15 Termination of Membership