State Board finds Dr. Margo Roman’s practice of veterinary medicine “constitutes physical abuse” and “rough handling of an animal”
The Massachusetts Veterinary Board opened a fifth investigation into Hopkinton veterinarian Dr. Margo Roman of MASH Main Street Veterinary Clinic in response to allegations of misrepresentation and unprofessional conduct. HopNews has obtained and verified records that show Dr. Roman has been on probation since 2015. Her license is set to renew on February 28, 2023.
Most recently, the State demanded that Dr. Roman show why her license should not be revoked in response to complaints of “false and misleading advertising”. Roman had sent several emails to her patients and then Governor Charlie Baker claiming that ozone therapy was a cure for COVID-19.
However, this was not the first complaint regarding Dr. Roman’s practices. In 2015, Roman performed a procedure in which she shaved down 16 teeth of a dog with a saw blade. The patient was placed under anesthesia but Roman did not provide antibiotics or pain management medication, despite the dog experiencing pain and difficulty eating.
The Board concluded that Roman’s treatment was inappropriate for aggression and/or biting, and that it was inconsistent with the standards and practices of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The dog subsequently developed inflammation, lesions, and multiple infections as a result of the procedure. The state affirmed that Roman’s practice of veterinary medicine “constitutes physical abuse and/or engaging in unnecessarily rough handling of an animal in your care.”
In this five part article, the HopNews team summarizes the timeline of complaints, beginning as early as 2008, details of the state’s investigations, and the subsequent findings of the Board. Please be advised that this content may be disturbing to some readers.