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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.

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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