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THE RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that veterinarian Kfir Segev be restored to the RCVS Register following a period of ‘extensive personal and professional rehabilitation’.
Mr Segev, who formerly practised in Stanmore, Middlesex, was removed from the Register in 2009, having been found guilty of deliberately concealing the true diagnosis from the owners of a terminally ill dog, while recommending that it undergo expensive and unnecessary diagnostic procedures (VR, May 30, 2009, vol 164, pp 670–671).
Hearing Mr Segev's application for restoration to the Register on September 21, the Committee was told that, since being removed from the Register, Mr Segev had attended consultations with a clinical psychologist and undertaken voluntary work in the local community. He had logged 420 hours of certified CPD – more than the RCVS recommended minimum of 105 hours over three years – with a particular focus on ethics, client relationships and animal welfare. He had also seen practice and taken the advice of mentors, spending around 80 days at ‘a number of high-quality practices with eminent members of …