January 11, 2007

To: Guam Board Of Allied Health Examiners

This letter is being written to file a formal complaint against Dr Joel Joseph of Wise Owl Veterinary Clinic. This complaint stems from an advertisement that was run in the Pacific Daily News on Wednesday January 10. The advertisement ran on page 4 of the Central Weekly Section.

Attached you will find a copy of the advertisement. It is clearly unprofessional and unethical, but in addition the advertisement fits the Guam legal definition of libel. The advertisement contained untrue facts, leads clients to believe that Isla Veterinary Clinic will be closing, advises my clients that they will need a new veterinarian and is obviously attempting to dismantle my business by offering a discount to anyone who brings an animal to Wise Owl with their full medical records from Isla. This is not a general advertisement just offering services or special prices.

I would appreciate the board looking into this matter. Dr Joseph has a long history of unprofessional and unethical behavior.

Thank you,
Dr Rebecca Diaz
Isla Veterinary Clinic

Isla Veterinary Clinic, 866 Route 7, #101, Hagta, GU 96910