U.S. DEA Agrees With Activists' Conclusion, Rules Against Koller
Recently, activists demonstrated outside the office of veterinarian Daniel Koller, at Pet Companion Clinic on 82nd Ave. They drew attention to the number of abuse complaints filed against him in both Oregon and California. These accounts are horrific. Koller has had his veterinary license revoked in California but, as Koller is also a lawyer, he was able to sue the California Veterinary Board and his license was reinstated. So far the Oregon Veterinary Board has refused to take action against him. (Search portland indymedia for more info.)
Of lesser but related concern is Koller's abuse of veterinary medicine. In 2001 Koller's daughter phoned 911 because both Koller and his wife had overdosed on Telezol, a veterinary anesthetic. Drug use aside, Koller is obviously incapable of functioning as a responsible veterinarian.
Koller's colleagues claim these allegations are inaccurate. However, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has investigated and determined that, because of his actions, Koller may no longer order or dispense controlled substances. Their detailed investigation and his arrogant responses to their questions are reported in full at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/actions/2006/fr1117.htm
Activist claims have been drawn from legal documents, and we are thrilled that the U.S. DEA has finally determined Koller cannot be trusted with controlled substances. Our only hope now is that the Oregon Veterinary Board will someday determine that Koller cannot be with animals either.