Discipline Hearings

Following the issuance of a citation, a hearing will take place before the Discipline Committee. All discipline hearings are open to the public. Notice of hearings will be published here in advance of the hearing.

Hearings are open to the public.  Anyone interested in attending as an observer is asked to contact the CVBC for details at feedback@cvbc.ca.

Date Posted
Registrant Name
Nature of Allegations
Date & Time of Hearing
Location of Hearing
April 8, 2023 Updated
June 7, 2023   Updated     Aug 24, 2023     Updated       Oct 13, 2023        Updated        Jan 16, 2024          Updated        Feb 29, 2024         Updated        May 30, 2024
Dr. Pavitar BajwaFile #23-012 Failure to co-operate with an investigation

 May 31, 2023 10:30 a.m.

    Adjourned to      Oct  25-26, 2023 10:00 a.m.

     Adjourned to        Jan 16-17, 2024 10:00 a.m.

     Adjourned to     May 22-23, 2024          10:00 a.m.                and           June 11, 2024    10:00 a.m.

Virtual
April 23, 2023        Updated         June 7, 2023        Updated       Nov 9, 2023        Updated       Feb 15, 2024Dr. Hardeep KatariaFile #20-064 Failure to co-operate with an investigation

 May 23-24, 2023          9:30 a.m.                      and              June 19-20, 2023       9:30 a.m.

June dates     adjourned to     Feb 22-23, 2024  9:30 a.m.

Adjourned TBD

Virtual
July 21, 2023       Updated      Aug 24, 2023 Updated      Nov 17, 2023   Updated      Dec 21, 2023         Updated       Feb 15, 2024         Updated        May 14, 2024 Updated      May 30, 2024 Updated       June 13, 2024Dr. Pavitar BajwaFile #19-045 Failure to obtain informed consent and failure to maintain adequate medical records

 Aug 22-24 2023    10:00 a.m.

    Adjourned to       Dec 18-20, 2023 10:00 a.m.

    Adjourned to      Feb 14-16, 2024 10:00 a.m.

    Adjourned to       May 6, 7, 9, 2024          10:00 a.m.     

Additional Dates Aug 26-27, 2024 9:00 a.m.

   In Person       M2-808 Nelson St., Vancouver
Aug 10, 2023     Updated     Aug 24, 2023    Updated      Nov 17, 2023       Updated       Dec 13, 2023       Updated         Jan 5, 2024         Updated       April 18, 2024  Updated      May 8, 2024Dr. Pavitar BajwaFile #19-084 Failure to maintain adequate medical records and failure to co-operate with an investigation

Sept 11-12, 2023  10:00 a.m.

     Adjourned to       Dec 11-14, 2023 10:00 a.m.

    Adjourned to   April 9-12, 2024          10:00 a.m. 

  Adjourned to  June 17-20, 2024  10:00 a.m.

  Virtual
 Oct 13, 2023      Updated     Nov 7, 2023Dr. Javaid ChaudhryFile #20-105(b) Failure to meet the standard of care and failure to maintain adequate medical records   Nov 14-15 and    Nov 28-29, 2023 9:30 a.m.      In Person         M1-808 Nelson St., Vancouver
Oct 19, 2023      Updated    Nov 9, 2023   Updated     Dec 21, 2023     Updated        May 14, 2024Dr. Dalbir BenipalFile #18-079(a) Failure to  alleviate the distress of an animal.  Failure to inform pet owner of animal’s condition

Nov 20-21, 2023           9:30 a.m.             Adjourned to      June 11-13, 2024   9:30 a.m.

Adjourned TBD

Virtual
Oct 19, 2023      Updated    Nov 9, 2023   Updated     Dec 21, 2023     Updated        May 14, 2024Dr. Sukhvinder DhillonFile #18-079(b) Failure to alleviate the distress of an animal

Nov 20-21, 2023           9:30 a.m.           Adjourned to     May 14-16, 2024   9:30 a.m.

Adjourned TBD

 Virtual
Mar 26, 2024   Updated     May 7, 2024        Updated          May 30, 2024   Dr. Rajan SalhotraFile #21-065(b) Failure to maintain adequate medical records

   May 1-2, 2024             9:30 a.m.                    and                May 29, 2024               9:30 a.m.                    and                June 6, 2024       9:30 a.m.

 Virtual
       
Date Posted Registrant Name Nature of Hearing  Date, Time & Place of Hearing
Sept 1, 2020 Dr. Anil Sharma  Citation September 21-22, 2020 10:00 am at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC

Hearing Outcomes

Orders made by the Discipline Committee must be published pursuant to s.68(1)(a). The following orders were made following a discipline hearing.

Date Posted  Registrant Name Registrant Status Outcome Date
(Facts & Verdict)        
Outcome Date
(Penalty) 
Apr 9, 2015Dr. Wayne EtheringtonCancelled by ResignationFeb 10, 2015Apr 9, 2015
Jan 23, 2015 Dr. Jangbir BajwaActive Jan 23, 2015
Sep 15, 2014Dr. Dilbag RanaActiveJun 16, 2014Nov 5, 2014
Jun 27, 2014Dr. Joseph MartinezActiveJun 27, 2014 
Apr 30, 2014Dr. Dave RuishInactiveApr 30, 2014Oct 15, 2014
Aug 7, 2012Dr. Michael BrattCancelled by ResignationAug 7, 2012Nov 13, 2012
Nov 13, 2010Dr. Steven HarveyCancelled by Disciplinary ActionMay 25, 2010Nov 13, 2010
Sep 20, 2010Dr. Andrew JonesCancelled by ResignationApr 20, 2010Sep 20, 2010
Nov 28, 2009Dr. Robert AshburnerActiveNov 28, 2009Jun 20, 2009
Oct 12, 2007Dr. Jogpreet JagpalActiveApr 20, 2007Oct 12, 2007
Jun 26, 2007Dr. Rameez SharmaActiveDec 17, 2006Jun 26, 2007

Section 65 Orders: Extraordinary Action to Protect the Public Interest

If the Investigation Committee or the Discipline Committee considers it in the public interest to take action, including action to protect animals or persons from immediate risks to health or safety, it may by written order impose limits or conditions on the practice of veterinary medicine by the registrant, or suspend the registrant’s registration. 

Decision Date
Date Posted
Registrant Name
Registrant Status
Outcome (Linked)
Oct 14, 2022 &
Jan 24, 2023
Feb 08, 2023Dr. Pavitar Bajwa ActiveHearing Outcome