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2018 is record year for RCVS disciplinaries

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By Josh Loeb

The disciplinary committees of the RCVS directed that nine vets and two vet nurses should be struck off in 2018 – the highest number in recent years.

On average just two members of the veterinary professions (vet and vet nurse) were struck off by the regulator in each of the previous three years.

In 2018 the RCVS disciplinary committees were far busier than usual. In total, 25 disciplinary hearings were held during the year – 23 for vets and 2 for nurses. This compares with an average of 10 to 12 hearings held annually across all years for which figures are available.

Of the 25 hearings that took place in 2018, 11 resulted in a vet or vet nurse receiving …

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