September 1, 2006


To: Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners

From: Paul C Bassler, Director

Subject: Dr Joel Shiff, alias Dr Joel Joseph

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to know and work with Dr Joel Shiff, who is currently going by the name of Joel Joseph. I have, over the years, found Dr Shiff to be dishonest, unscrupulous and capable of nearly every form of deception. A couple examples:

  1. When applying for the position of Territorial Veterinarian, Dr Shiff lied on his application to the Department of Administration, not divulging the fact that he had been fired by three local veterinarians. When DOA researched this deception, his application was disqualified.
  2. A couple of years ago, a local horse owner had some horses shipped from Tinian to Guam. Though his documentation was not complete, Customs and Quarantine mistakenly allowed entrance to Guam. Once 1 learned of this, I had the horses quarantined until a local veterinarian (Dr Malakooti) could examine them to insure their health. Dr Shiff wrote a letter to me, all the senators and the governor, accusing me of taking payoffs by the horse owner that allowed them to enter Guam. This letter was nothing but made up lies that he sought to use to attack my integrity. Fortunately, the legislature and governor gave it no credence.
There are a number of other instances that have proven to me that Dr Schiff or Dr Joseph, has very low moral standards and a vindictive nature and I am surprised he is being allowed to practice veterinary services on Guam.

Paul Bassler