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Fake Veterinarian Charged With Cruelty to Animals

Brandi Tomko was hit with a list of charges this week after allegedly treating and performing botched surgeries on animals with no prior veterinary experience.

As of Wednesday, Brandi Tomko remained in Summit County Jail after being charged with injuring animals, cruelty to animals, practicing without a license and drug-related offenses, reports Fox 8 News.

In 2011, Tomko posed as a veterinarian at the C&D Veterinary Hospital on Brittain Road.

Without any prior experience or veterinary certification, she allegedly attempted to treat animals, and in some cases, performed botched surgeries on them, according to court documents. 

Holly Denavich discovered Tomko was a fraud last May when she took her Yorkie terrier mix to C&D for treatment.

Denavich described her interactions with Tomko as “sketchy” and her suspicions were confirmed when she arrived home and couldn’t find Tomko on the Ohio Veterinarians Board web site.

She returned to C&D, received a refund and reported Tomko to the board.

Tomko is being held in Summit County Jail.

Debra Smith April 05, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I posted about this messed up place a year ago! When they were abusing animal. I went there to pull some. Here is what I had posted at that time on cl. https://forums.craigslist.org/?ID=183­543384 This was back on 02/26/2011. Here is a post I made after that. https://forums.craigslist.org/?ID=183­716901 They are also Precious Lives Sanctuary. http://www.manta.com/c/mmj01d4/precio­us-lives-sanctuary Look it all up I reported this place everywhere I could and everyone fluffed me off. NO ONE would listen to me then but thank god they are finally shut down!
Steve Null April 08, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Debra, I have gone through numerous voice mails, and cannot a remember if yours was one of them. Could you please contact me, Det. Steve Null, Akron PD, at 330-375-2490. Thank you in advance.
Anne higgins April 08, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I went through the same thing in 2006. My Chihuahuas bladder was irreversibly damaged. I reported it and got nowhere. I should have seen a lawyer. Tomko claimed she was a vet tech back then.
Shirley Grace May 10, 2012 at 09:17 PM
I remember a young Brandi back in 2001 who was left with the entire responsibility of the clinic while being pregnant, while having a child, while trying to go to school to become a veterinarian. I understand things got bad but at one time I trusted her more than the doctors at Precious Lives. I love my dog and can understand how hurt you all can be but Brandi is not a monster. Things apparently went wrong and that, can happen to any of us. Shirley Grace
Andrea May 19, 2012 at 06:18 PM
hey shirley she is a monster she new what she was doing drugs or not she is a career criminal. peoples and precious dogs and cats and people's lives have been ruined, she needs to be in prison for a long time!!!!!!!!!!
Andrea May 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM
she needs to be held accountable for everything she's done. and the owner should too. the owner moved away left her in charge the owner was told by several workers and vets she was up to no good the owner didnt want to hear it
Andrea May 19, 2012 at 06:27 PM
hey shirley she is a monster she new what she was doing drugs or not she is a career criminal precious dogs and cats, and peoples lives have been ruined she needs to go to prison for a very long time!!!!!!
Shirley Grace May 23, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Andrea, If you know her and still feel that way that is one thing but if you are judging her strictly on what is in the news then it is very sad you feel this way.
Andrea May 25, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Shirley i do know her if you only knew all of the things she has done you would feel the same way especially if you are an animal lover!!!

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