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£70K – the cost of a minor disciplinary case

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By Josh Loeb

The RCVS spent hundreds of thousands of pounds dealing with minor cases against vets and vet nurses last year, an analysis by Vet Record suggests.

The money, estimated to be in excess of £620,000, was spent managing less serious cases such as minor convictions, failing to pay indemnity insurance and social media gaffes.

The figure is a rough estimate based on available college data (see box for full methodology).

The number of disciplinary hearings – which have an average cost of £47,000 – has been rising during the past five years, from eight in 2015 to 21 in 2019.

Charter cases have been rising year on year

Our analysis shows the number of minor cases – also known as charter cases – has also been rising, up from three in 2015 to nine in …

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