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Disciplinary hearing for Quincy veterinarian canceled

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jan. 11, 2017 8:05 am Updated: Jan. 11, 2017 8:20 am

CHICAGO -- A disciplinary hearing for a Quincy veterinarian set to start Tuesday before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation was canceled.

State officials said the three-day hearing for Andrew Kaiser, 67, of Palmyra, Mo., has not been rescheduled.

The IDFPR filed a 15-count complaint against Kaiser, including three counts of alleged unprofessional conduct, saying "he failed to possess and apply knowledge and use skill and care in handling animals."

The complaint alleges Kaiser wrapped a leash around a dog's snout and neck multiple times and tied it in a knot after the dog bit his pant leg. The leash was reportedly left around the dog's neck while it was inoculated and neutered, and the dog was unable to have an oxygen mask or have vital signs checked.

He also is accused of charging for services not rendered and once failed to keep premises cleaned.

In Adams County, Kaiser faces one count of misdemeanor cruelty in connection with a Aug. 15, 2015, incident. That case is set to go before a jury April 10.

He remains free on a $5,000 recognizance bond.

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