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Vet sentenced for helping puppy gang

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By Matthew Limb

A vet who helped a puppy farming gang by falsifying health and vaccination cards has been convicted and sentenced for his crime.

Daniel Doherty, who operated two MyVet 24/7 surgeries in Uxbridge and Hillingdon, west London, falsified health and vaccination cards for thousands of puppies sold by the gang in south-east England to unsuspecting members of the public.

Evidence showed the gang took 4659 puppies for their first vaccinations to MyVet 24/7 between 23 March 2011 and 10 May 2017, generating at least £75,000 for Doherty.

Doherty signed off veterinary paperwork in gang members’ real names and approved records written out in their fake aliases.

He pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, but was found guilty at a hearing in April and was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on 22 May.

He was given a …

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