July 18, 2019
by CBC News
An Oakbank-area man accused of performing unauthorized dental procedures on horses is facing a lifetime ban against practising veterinary medicine in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association is seeking a permanent injunction against Kelvin Brent Asham, whom the organization accuses of diagnosing diseases and injuries in horses, treating the animals, and in one instance, administering a sedative — all without certification as a veterinarian.
In court documents, the veterinary association claims it’s been trying to stop Asham from diagnosing and treating horses for three years to no avail, claiming he conducts himself as if rules don’t apply to him in what one investigator described in court documents as “a display of lawless bravado.”