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THE RCVS Disciplinary Committee has postponed its judgement for two years after hearing a case against a veterinary surgeon who was charged with inadequate care of a dog.
The RCVS reports that, at the outset of the hearing on December 5, Amir Kashiv, a Hertfordshire-based veterinary surgeon, denied all aspects of the charges against him. It also reports that during the inquiry some aspects of the charges were not pursued, while Mr Kashiv admitted others. The disciplinary committee had to determine whether the remaining aspects of the charges were proven.
The charges against Mr Kashiv concerned his care of a female Scottish terrier brought to see him in March 2015 because its owner was concerned about blood in its urine and swellings in its mammary glands. After carrying out a cytopathology test, Mr Kashiv advised the owner that surgery would be required to remove the terrier's …