An Oak Harbor veterinarian is accused of failing to use analgesics before and after painful surgeries and procedures on dogs, failing to intubate and monitor anesthetics properly on animals and failing to keep the facility clean, according to documents from the state Department of Health.
John Mangiameli was also accused of reusing single-use items like gloves and needles, among other allegations, the documents state.
The Department of Health recently charged Mangiameli with unprofessional conduct, according to a notice. His license is active.
The statement of charges alleges that state investigators made an unannounced visit to the veterinary clinic in Sept. 28, 2017 and observed sanitary problems such as partially filled IV bags and tubing attached to an uncapped needle hanging down and touching the floor and no sign of any gloves, face masks or disinfectant.
The document also states that Mangiameli performed “substandard” surgeries on dogs. In addition to not always using pain medication or intubating, the charges say he sometimes didn’t wear gloves and failed to use IV catheterization consistently during procedures, sometimes allowing unlicensed personnel to administer controlled substances.
The treatment records were insufficient, the documents state, and included entries without findings or diagnoses.
The document alleges that the practice was not managed to provide a clean and sanitary environment. Equipment and instruments were not clean and sanitary at all times. The premises were not clean. The surgical area wasn’t a surgical area distinct from the storage area, the department alleges.
Mangiameli could not be reached for comment.