State Board Takes No Action On Muskogee Vet

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 4:36 pm
By: News On 6

A Muskogee veterinarian accused of de-barking his neighbor's 10-week-old puppy will not lose his medical license.

The state Board of Veterinary Medicine decided to take no action against Dr. James Risch. Dr. Risch admitted in a letter to his neighbor, that he de-barked her dog, but says he thought it was a stray and the dog's barking was like nails on a chalkboard.

The board did impose sanctions on the doctor, but won't reveal what they were.

Dr. Risch says he's getting counseling for his impulsive behavior.