A Centre County veterinarian’s license to practice has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time.
The Pennsylvania Department of State announced the suspension Thursday in a monthly report.
Leonard Daryl Kreger, of Bellefonte, might get his license to practice back pending a hearing at an undisclosed time. The suspension, DOS said, was “on the grounds that his continued practice within the commonwealth may be an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”
The license suspension follows charges filed against Kreger in Tioga County.
Kreger was living in and running a veterinary clinic in Tioga County at the time of the charges, according to a Sept. 25 report by the Wellsboro Gazette. It is unknown if Kreger failed to notify DOS of his practice in Tioga County, though the state recognizes his license as being in Centre County and his residence as Bellefonte.
Kreger was charged with six felony counts of delivering a controlled substance after allegedly giving pain-killing animal narcotics, including diazepam, buprenosphine and ketamine, to another person for more than two years.
Kreger allegedly told state police he “knew giving him the drugs was illegal, but he believed he was doing the right thing,” according to the report.