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Animals In Print
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From 24 October 2003 Issue


After a 5 1/2 week hearing in San Diego, Robert L. Rooks, DVM, owner of ALL-CARE ANIMAL REFERRAL CENTER in Fountain Valley, CA, was found in violation of statutes by Judge Alan S. Meth. Rooks was placed on three years' probation, fined $5000, and required to pay investigative and prosecution costs of $83,300. The judge ruled that an unlicensed technician was performing medical procedures such as anesthetizing animals and inserting a feeding tube. Also, that All-Care misrepresented its veterinarians as specialists. These are both very serious charges that adversely affect the safety of pets brought to All-Care Animal Referral Center. Unfortunately, he was allowed to keep his license and All-Care will stay in business. But the good news is that Rooks is on the record permanently for his actions and his violations and all of that information is public record.

There is also a civil trial coming up on September 15 that we hope will help
to get more of the word out about this vet's questionable practices.

For details on the case, previous media coverage, and details of
mistreatment of animals and all the civil suits that Rooks has lost, go to the All Care Victims Site at

The Orange County Register article states that "Rooks was out of the country
Friday and could not be reached to comment." To read the complete article in the Orange County Register, August 30, 2003, go to the link below or cut and paste the following link in your browser window. You must sign in first (create user name and password -- no name or address required) to access the article. The service is free. If the link below doesn't work, go to  and do a search under Robert. L.
Rooks. That will take you to the page where you need to
register to access the article.

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