Fake Veterinarian Granted Early Release From Prison

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AKRON, Ohio– A woman sentenced in March to a year and a half in prison for operating a veterinarian clinic without a license will get out of prison early.

April Wiesner with the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to FOX 8 that Brandi Tomko was granted early release on Wednesday. She was placed on two years of community control.

Tomko was convicted of portraying herself as a vet at the C&D Animal Hospital on Britain Road in Akron.

Clients who testified against her said she was the only one they saw when they brought their animals to the clinic.

They testified that she diagnosed their pets’ illnesses, read x-rays, dispensed medications, and performed procedures as though she was a veterinarian.

Tomko pleaded for an early release and in a letter written to the judge wrote, “I have felt tremendous guilt, shame and remorse for the choices I have made.”

She said that she’s been sober for a year and that she has received  “extensive counseling” and “pledged to continue to be a different person.”

She said that her incarcerations been difficult on her 8-year-old daughter and an infant girl that she gave birth to while behind bars.

Several character reference letters were also sent to the judge from her pastor, mother fiancé and daughter.

Tomko’s attorney did not return phone calls from FOX 8 news and her former clients have also not yet spoken out publicly about her early release.

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