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  • Vet in court over X-ray of employee’s foot

    John Kenward MRCVS, a director of Maidstone practice Pet Emergency Treatment Services, has been given a conditional discharge for allowing an employee to X-ray her own foot after a horse stamped on it. Maidstone Magistrates heard that the employee...
  • Crystal-meth sadomasochistic sex manslaughter vet struck off

    Kirk Thompson, a Newcastle-based practitioner, has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of manslaughter, assault and drug possession. Following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court in April 2014, Mr Thompson - who...
  • Veterinary homeopathy under fire

    Two new campaigns which call on the veterinary profession to unite against the practice of homeopathy have been launched this week. Both campaigns raise concerns about the ethics of veterinary surgeons using irrational, unscientific and ineffective...
  • Vet petitions RCVS to remove house visits from CoPC

    Devon vet Jo Dyer has launched a petition for the RCVS to remove mandatory house visits from the Code of Professional Conduct, in response to the College's call for evidence on the provision of 24-hour emergency veterinary cover . Clause 3.13 of...
  • Panorama reviewed

    So, after months of speculation, the Panorama documentary: It shouldn't happen at a vets' finally aired last night. Early reaction from most of the profession seems to be one of mild relief that by focussing so heavily on Medivet, the documentary...
  • RCVS responds to outcry over DC case

    The RCVS has responded to the outcry sparked by the Disciplinary Committee striking off a veterinary surgeon that delayed an out-of-hours home visit to a dog that had been run over by its owner, a farmer. The RCVS response addresses three main issues...
  • Clinically deficient locum who called other vets "bloody awful" struck off

    Locum David John Porter has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for rude and aggressive behaviour, deficient clinical standards and obstructing the Committee's investigation into the complaints against him. Three charges were found...
  • Video: New & Exciting at BSAVA Congress 2009

    VetSurgeon.org visited a random selection of stands in the commercial exhibition at BSAVA Congress, and asked: "What's new and exciting?" Here's what they said: (Please visit the site to view this video)
  • RCVS Disciplinary Committee adjourns charges against Hampshire vet

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has agreed to adjourn multiple charges against a Hampshire-based veterinary surgeon who first registered in 1950, following his undertakings firstly to request removal from the RCVS Register and secondly never apply...
  • Northants vet suspended for failing to euthanase cat

    The Disciplinary Committee has suspended a veterinary surgeon from the register for three months, for not carrying out or arranging the euthanasia of a cat, and for dishonesty in his subsequent account of events. At the outset of the two-day hearing...
  • Surrey vet struck off for wounding and false imprisonment

    Surrey veterinary surgeon Kumaran Kanesh has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being convicted in the Crown Court for wounding with intent and false imprisonment. At the one-day hearing, the Committee heard how Kumaran Kanesh...
  • Homeopathic vets claim new study demonstrates efficacy

    The British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons is claiming that: "owners can now be confident homeopathic medicines can be effective for common canine and feline conditions in many animals, following a recently published clinical study...
  • CVS launches own brand pet insurance

    CVS , the corporate veterinary group, has launched MiPet Cover , its own range of insurance products for dogs and cats, including a premium 'lifetime' care policy. MiPet Cover has been developed using feedback from CVS's own veterinary...
  • Burnt dog treated with honey

    A German Shepherd bitch is making an impressive recovery from serious burns, after treatment with manuka honey impregnated dressings. 'Lady' sustained her injuries after being trapped in a blazing house in Cornwall, as reported by the BBC....
  • Academic argues vets should be prevented from profiteering

    Vet Futures, the joint initiative by the RCVS and the BVA to help the profession prepare for and shape its own future, has published a guest blog in which an academic argues that the profession needs to introduce safeguards to prevent inappropriate profit...
  • Media coverage snowballs as Daily Mail interviews Medivet mole

    The Daily Mail has today published an interview with the 'nurse' who worked undercover at Medivet for tonight's Panorama documentary: It shouldn't happen at a vets (tonight, BBC1 9pm). Looks like the communications departments at the...
  • RCVS DC suspends former Southampton vet

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended a veterinary surgeon formerly practising in Southampton for failing to make animal welfare his primary concern. At a hearing this week, adjourned from September 2010, the Disciplinary Committee heard charges...
  • Suffolk vet reprimanded for inadequate care of dog with heatstroke

    Lowestoft vet Frank Eric Ainsworth MRCVS has received a severe reprimand and warning as to future conduct from the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct. The charge against Mr Ainsworth was that in...
  • RSA clarifies position over referral claims

    RSA Insurance Group, which underwrites pet insurance on behalf of MORE TH>N, Tesco Bank, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and Homebase, has clarified recently announced changes to its policy conditions concerning cases which need to be referred for specialist...
  • Three more milestones for VetSurgeon.org

    VetSurgeon.org welcomed its 4000th member to the online community last night, and recorded it's 1 millionth page view since the site was first launched late in 2007. Use of the site didn't really start to take off until after the installation...
  • Bedford vet struck off for allowing dog to suffer

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has struck off the Register a veterinary surgeon who delayed attending a dog that had been run over at a farm, causing her to suffer unnecessarily. Following a two-day hearing, the Disciplinary Committee found Munhuwepasi...
  • RSPCA accused of uncharitable behaviour

    The BBC has broadcast an investigation in which the RSPCA is accused of various acts of inappropriate and uncharitable behaviour towards a veterinary surgeon, a barrister, an aged pet owner and the owners of an animal sanctuary. The accusations were...
  • One in seven vets burnt out within 10 years

    The Veterinary Record has published new research which shows that one in seven vets is likely to be burnt-out within 10 years of qualifying. The study was conducted by a team of Dutch researchers led by Nicole Mastenbroek (pictured right) from the...
  • Vets4Pets set to revolutionise OOH with 24 hour clinics

    Vets4Pets has announced that it is piloting a 'revolutionary' new 24/7 service at its practices in Rayleigh in Essex, Rustington in Sussex and Bournemouth in Dorset. The company says that clients of the new 24/7 clinics will be able to...
  • Homeopathic vet convicted of cruelty

    Dorset-based homeopathic practitioner Philippa Rodale, who requested that her name be removed from the RCVS Register in July , has been convicted of cruelty at Weymouth Magistrates Court. The case related to Mrs Rodale's treatment of a female foxhound...