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Disciplinaries on the rise in recent years

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(from left) Alice Moore, Emily Craven, Katie Roberts and Mandisa Greene

By Josh Loeb

The past two years have seen a rise in the number of disciplinary hearings against veterinary professionals.

Last year 21 individuals (20 vets and one registered veterinary nurse [RVN]) were the subject of hearings relating to their conduct. In 2018 the tally was higher still, with a total of 25 individuals (23 vets, 2 RVNs) facing RCVS disciplinary panels.

The figures for 2018 and 2019 compare with an annual average (mean) of 11 cases per year across …

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