The revelation that earlier this week. State Police said earlier today a forensics team is analyzing the animal bodies found Monday in this incident.
The case may raise comparisons for many to a . At that time, 35 euthanized animals were found dumped near Harrison. State police are working with Westchester County Police and analyzing any similarities between the two incidents.
Police have not named Bronx veterinarian Andrew Manesis, who has been charged in the Harrison animal dumping incident, as a suspect in this case.
State Police would not comment on whether they have been in contact with Manesis during their most recent investigation. Attempts to reach Andrew Manesis' attorney of record have not been successful.
with scheme to defraud in the second-degree, violation of environmental conservation law and two counts of petit larceny—all misdemeanors.
Manesis continues to practice veterinary medicine at Throgs Neck Animal Clinic in the Bronx. Manesis was initially licensed as a veterinarian in 1981 and his current license is valid until October 2013; his New York state veterinary license remains valid and in good standing.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) handles regulation of 49 professions including veterinary medicine. According to information obtained from their office, Manesis pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $1500 in January 1993 for "practicing the profession of veterinary medicine with negilence on more than one occasion." Manesis admitted he did not keep proper medical records regarding the treatment of a cat in his care.
According to the NYSED Office of Professions, the "[State] Board of Regents takes final action on the most serious cases of misconduct. In severe cases of misconduct, the Regents may revoke the professional's license."
NYSED complains are typically resolved within 9 months but "complicated cases may take 2 years or more (from initial complaint to final action) to resolve."
The state agency's website does not list Manesis as currently under any violation compliance agreements with their Office of Professional Discipline and their office would not comment when asked whether Manesis is currently under review. The website is searchable for disciplinary actions taken since 1994 against its licensees, including veterinarians.