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
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 10:00am

Adjourned TBD

Virtual

April 23, 2023        Updated         June 7, 2023        Updated       Nov 9, 2023        Updated       Feb 15, 2024

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.

   In Person       M1-808 Nelson St., Vancouver

Aug 10, 2023     Updated     Aug 24, 2023    Updated      Nov 17, 2023       Updated       Dec 13, 2023       Updated       Jan 5, 2024

Dr. 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.

  In Person      M1-808 Nelson St., Vancouver
 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, 2023Dr. Dalbir BenipalFile #18-079(a) Failure to  alleviate the distress of an animal.  Failure to inform pet owner of animal’s conditionNov 20-21, 2023           9:30 a.m.         Adjourned to      June 11-13, 2024   9:30 a.m.Virtual
Oct 19, 2023      Updated    Nov 9, 2023   Updated     Dec 21, 2023Dr. Sukhvinder DhillonFile #18-079(b) Failure to alleviate the distress of an animalNov 20-21, 2023           9:30 a.m.         Adjourned to     May 14-16, 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