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Continued: Whistleblower: Minnesota health, animal-care professionals disciplined

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  • Last update: March 23, 2013 - 8:46 PM

Lacie M. Mockros, St. Cloud, stayed suspension and probation for at least two years

Mockros “entered into a sexual relationship with the spouse of a current patient,” the order stated. Mockros was told to take a class and an exam in ethics and boundaries.

Mockros was granted an unconditional license in February, seven months after the two years of probation was put in place.


Richard M. McConnell, White Bear Lake, stayed suspension

While properly licensed in Minnesota, McConnell practiced unlicensed veterinary medicine in Wisconsin for 12 years. He must take an exam and an ethics course.

Jenny M. Mayaka, Eagan, suspension for at least two years

Mayaka punctured the spleen or liver of two dogs during spayings. A colleague smelled alcohol on her breath near in time to one of the spayings, the order stated. Mayaka was discharged from outpatient chemical-dependence treatment for noncompliance. She later made “misrepresentations” to a board committee.


Three other veterinarians were reprimanded and fined for failing to comply with continuing education requirements.


The following were told to cease and desist the unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine, which is a gross misdemeanor.

Brandon C. Braun, Detroit Lakes

Braun advertised horse gelding services, charging $75 per horse.

Clement C. Demo, Pierz

Demo performed castrations on at least two horses, one of which had to be euthanized due to Demo’s “substandard and illegal procedure.”

Carl J. Hinsz, McLaughlin, S.D.

Hinsz provided chiropractic and therapeutic services to horses in Minnesota. The services included joint manipulation, massage, stretching and range of motion exercises.

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