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Lee Givan

TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio — A former local veterinarian accused of writing prescriptions in her dogs’ names learned her fate on Wednesday.

Lee Givan plead guilty to four counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. 

If she successfully completes her treatment she can ask the court in a year to have the case dismissed.

Assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Givan wrote prescriptions for pain medication between January 2011 and June 2011 while working at an animal hospital in Garrettsville. 

She filed the prescriptions on behalf of her dogs “Sam” and “Bogie.” 

The dogs didn’t need the pills.

Givan no longer works in Garrettsville and has relocated to Tennessee.