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Kirkland veterinarian's license suspended on drug abuse charges

Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney - Contributed
Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney
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The Veterinary Board of Governors and the Washington State Department of Health have suspended a Kirkland veterinarian's license due to drug abuse allegations.

According to charging documents, Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney took isoflourine, an inhaled anesthetic, on multiple occasions in March and April. It allegedly made her intoxicated, agitated and unconscious while she was at her veterinary clinic, the Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center at 12930 N.E. 125th Way in Kirkland.

She cannot practice or work as a veterinarian in Washington pending the outcome of a hearing.

According to her company's Web site, Johnson-Delaney has practiced avian and exotic companion animal medicine in the greater Puget Sound area for more than 25 years.

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