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Chippewa Valley Veterinary Clinic, Ltd. - Close Out Letter 1/3/12


Department of Health and Human Services' logoDepartment of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration

Minneapolis District Office
Central Region
250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Telephone: (612) 758-7210
FAX: (612) 334-4142

January 3, 2012

Thomas J. Gianforte, DVM
Chippewa Valley Veterinary Clinic, Ltd.
N6294 State Road 25
Durand, Wisconsin 54 736

Dear Dr. Gianforte:

The Food and Drug Administration has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter MIN 11-57 dated September 21, 2011. In order to assure a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship, compliance with 21 CFR 530, and the correct drug dosage to be administered you must know the approximate weight of the animal to be treated. Future FDA inspections and regulatory activities will further assess the adequacy and sustainability of your corrections.

This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to ensure sustained compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. The Agency expects you and your firm to maintain compliance and will continue to monitor your state of compliance. This letter will not preclude any future regulatory action should violations be observed during a subsequent inspection or through other means.



Demetria L. Lueneburg
Compliance Officer
Minneapolis District