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A Factoryville veterinarian, who was charged on July 30 with 10 felony counts of intercepting communications also has had her practice suspended temporarily for reasons not directly related to the alleged wiretapping.

Michele Zajac, 49, had been working out of the Bunker Hill Veterinary Hospital at 214 DGK Lane, Factoryville.

She has been licensed to practice veterinary medicine since 1993, was served a temporary suspension order the morning of July 31 through the Pennsylvania Department of State through the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

The order said Zajac was “an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”

Professional conduct investigator Matthew Brown who was at Zajac’s arraignment in Tunkhannock the previous Monday afternoon made no allegation in the suspension order about electronic interception of communications.

However, he indicated in the license suspension order that earlier this year he observed at the veterinary hospital stained carpet, expired medications including hydrocodone bitartrate, harvested animal organs lying on a surgical table, and hazardous waste containers without coverings which contained a large quantity of used hypodermic needles.

The order states that a preliminary hearing shall be scheduled within 30 days of July 31, and the preliminary hearing will be held at a location designated by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine or hearing examiner for the board.