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RCVS disciplinary committee
Disciplinary hearing goes ahead despite requests for adjournment

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THE RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that the name of a Suffolk veterinarian should be removed from the RCVS Register after he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct in respect of five separate charges relating to the possession of extreme animal pornography and sexual activity with animals.

Oliver Fraser Lown, who graduated from Szent Istvan University in Hungary and who, the RCVS says, has stated that he has never practised in the UK, did not attend the four-day hearing from July 21 to 24. He was represented by a solicitor-advocate. He faced five charges covering a period from April 2009 to September 2011. One of the five charges concerned the possession of extreme pornographic video images portraying people performing acts of intercourse with animals. In relation to this charge, the Disciplinary Committee heard that, in April 2012, Mr Lown had pleaded guilty to seven charges at Northallerton and Richmond Magistrates Court and had …

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