(The following information is from the Lincoln County Animal Services.)
LINCOLNTON, NC - Lincoln County Animal Services Director Jack Kerley arrested a Sherrills Ford, NC man Monday on charges of practicing veterinary medicine without a license.
Kerley and the Chief Investigator Kenneth Wheeler for the North Carolina Veterinary Medicine Board went to a Meandering Lane residence where they apprehended Derrick Scott Webster, 32, 2333 Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford when he showed up to treat a horse. He is charged with two misdemeanor charges of unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine. The incidents involved performed surgery on a horse and giving a vaccine to the horse.
Kerley said Webster had no training in the practice of Veterinary Medicine and is advertising as "D and T Animal Care and Veterinary Service" and was operating out of the back of a pickup truck.
If anyone had Mr. Webster perform medical procedures on their animal or animals, you are encouraged to contact a licensed veterinarian for follow-up. Animal owners who have used these services should contact Lincoln County Animal Services at 704-735-8517. Webster was released on an $8,000 unsecured bond. His next court appearance is set for May 21, 2009.