LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has secured a conviction and jail sentence against Hector Antonio Menjivar for posing as a doctor and operating an unlicensed after-hours veterinary clinic in Van Nuys.
"My office takes very seriously protecting the safety and welfare of animals,” said Feuer. “This conviction sends a strong message that those who would place our pets in danger will be held accountable. I urge all residents to be vigilant in only taking pets to licensed vets."
Menjivar, 52, pled no contest to one count of unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine. Judge Leland Harris sentenced Menjivar to 36 months of probation, 30 days jail, 500 hours of community service and 16 sessions of animal cruelty counseling. Menjivar is scheduled to surrender on October 16, 2015.