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Part 2: About Margo Roman, and Initial Complaints

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Dr. Margo Roman is a resident of Hopkinton and has been licensed to practice veterinary medicine since 1978. After graduating from the University of Florida, Roman went on to study at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama, earning her Veterinary degree. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and California.

Margo Roman, from the MASH website

Dr. Roman is the owner of Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH), and began her practice as a mobile house call service in 1983. The clinic at it’s current location at 72 West Main Street opened in 1988. Early in her practice, Dr. Roman worked as an emergency clinician at Tufts Emergency Clinic, and was a guest lecturer and anatomy teacher at Tufts.

When Roman first opened her practice in Hopkinton she provided conventional veterinary services. Over time, Dr. Roman learned about alternative treatments, and came to believe that what she was doing as a conventional doctor was limited. She expanded the range of services she offered to include alternative and homeopathic treatments.

Dr. Roman has been and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on holistic medicine.

2008 & 2010 – Failed Inspections

On May 1, 2008, the Board of Registration of Veterinary Medicine investigated a complaint filed by an inspector who had visited the MASH clinic. During his visit, the inspector discovered controlled substances that were not stored properly nor secured. The inspector issued a fine and referred the report to the Board for disciplinary action. In exchange for avoiding prosecution, Dr. Roman entered a Consent Decree with the Board and paid the fine.

In 2010, the Board inspected MASH and again discovered violations; primarily that Roman had in her possession expired drugs and medications.

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