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Social media posts end up in vet disciplinary

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By Josh Loeb

A former fashion model turned vet has been found to have committed serious professional misconduct by posting images of animals on social media without first getting permission from their owners.

Natalia Strokowska, 30, was reprimanded by the RCVS disciplinary committee after admitting making six posts on social media without first gaining owners’ consent and on one occasion lying by telling a colleague she had all necessary consents when this was untrue.

Strokowska, who graduated in 2014 in Poland and whose VetNoLimits Instagram account boasts more than 25,000 followers, made the six posts between October 2016 and August 2017 while undertaking UK locum work.

The images depicted:

  • Two guinea pigs with an accompanying text referring to their dermatological condition

  • ‘Rusty’, a retriever

  • ‘Darcy’, a dachshund, with accompanying …

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