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THE RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that a vet who admitted misconduct relating to the tuberculin testing of cattle he owned, and failing to register the births and deaths of cattle, should be suspended from the RCVS Register for six months.
At a hearing on February 11, Robert Alun Merfyn Evans admitted the two charges of misconduct against him.
The first charge was that, in June 2013, he deliberately failed to bring to the attention of Wyn Lewis, an Official Veterinarian (OV) and fellow director of Mr Evans' practice in Cardigan, the cattle on his farm that required intradermal comparative tuberculin tests. Also, that he tested certain of the cattle himself despite not being the OV for those tests and having a conflict of interest; and that he provided inaccurate and incomplete information to his practice for the completion of a report on the testing to be sent to the then AHVLA. The charge also alleged that the misconduct was …