Dr. Kipperman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He has practiced in a 24-hour referral practice since 1992. Dr. Kipperman is owner of the VetCare-24 hour referral practice in Dublin, Calif. He is guest lecturer at the University of California-Davis veterinary school ethics course, and has presented symposia on standards of care and veterinary ethics.
In March, The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) co-sponsored a bill mandating the sterilization of all owned dogs and cats in the state, but has changed its support to take a neutral position because of its members' negative reaction.
A California Veterinary Medical Association-backed bill to mandate pet sterilization statewide has garnered significant opposition by local and national breeding organizations who feel they are being punished by having to pay abstention fees.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine attempted to evaluate the quality of care provided to patients by comparing medical records from hospitals with the standard "evidence-based" best practice relative to the patient's particular medical problem.