• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

Veterinary technician charged in fentanyl theft at Iowa State


Suspect confesses to taking pain medication from College of Veterinary Medicine since December 2011.

After approximately 19,000 micrograms of fentanyl were missing and unaccounted for at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center officials called university police. Officials suspected veterinary tech Kari Lynn Boyer, 35, according to a release from the Iowa State University Police. Boyer had access to the pain medication, a schedule II substance, as part of her regular duties. Records indicated that Boyer removed the drug but did not properly account for its use.

A search warrant executed at Boyer’s residence revealed syringes, rubber tubing and fentanyl vials. Boyer was charged Sept. 14 with prohibited acts, a class “C” felony. She turned herself in to the Story County Jail. A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement of not more than 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Boyer admitted to ISU Police officers that she had been taking fentanyl from the college since December 2011. dvm

Related Videos
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.