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Disciplinary Committee hearings

Disciplinary Hearings are the culmination of the RCVS concerns procedure.

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee (DC) and Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee (VN DC) follow court procedures. Complaints must be proven to the highest civil standard of proof - 'so as to be sure'. The 'Disciplinary Committee Procedure Guidance' was re-issued in January 2010 and is used as an aid to decision making at Disciplinary Hearings. This guidance document (available to download from the bottom of this page) should be read in conjunction with the 'Disciplinary Committee Manual,' also issued in January 2010.

If you are attending a hearing as a witness, or would like an overview of the procedure of a Disciplinary Hearing you can download and read the 'Witness Information Pack' for further information.

If found guilty of serious professional misconduct and ordered to be suspended or struck off the Register, a veterinary surgeon may appeal to the Privy Council within 28 days. If appealed, the order does not take effect unless and until it is upheld by the Privy Council.

The hearings are generally conducted in public. Veterinary surgeons and RVNs who have appeared before the DC during the last 3 years are as follows:

You can view DC Committee hearings for the last 3 years

 

2021

Date Respondent Documents Notes
04/08/21 Dobson, Andrew Michael

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee 

Press Release

 
21/07/21 Padron Vega, Laura

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on the Application of the Applicant for Restoration to the Register

Press Release

 
09/07/21 Dyson, Sue

Decision of Finding of Facts, Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect and Sanction

Press Release

This hearing covered proceedings from the adjourned hearing on 13 November 2020.
25/06/21  Seymour-Hamilton, Warwick J.

Decision of the Committee on Application for Restoration

 
22/06/21 Henry, Louise

Charges

Decision on Finding of Facts, Disgraceful Conduct and Sanction

Press Release

 
16/06/21 Benson, Laura

Decision on Facts and on Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect

Decision on Sanction

Press Release 

 
26/05/21 Eccles, David Henry

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee at the Resumed Hearing Following Postponement of Judgement

Press Release

A judgement was postponed by the Disciplinary Committee on 6 November 2018. The hearing resumed on 26 May 2021.
18/05/21 Chalkley, David

Decision

Press Release

 
11/05/21 Burrows, Nicola Jade

Charges

Decision on Sanction

Decision on Facts and on Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect 

Press Release

 
04/03/21 X Registered Nurse

Charges

Decision 

Press Release

 
01/03/21 Fures, Vanja

Charges

Decision on Findings of Fact

Decision of the Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on the Respondent's Application to Dispose of the Case by Adjournment of the Inquiry and Undertakings

Decision on Sanction

Press Release

 
25/02/21 Crawford, Andrew Robert

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on the Respondent's Application to Dispose of the Case by Adjournment of the Inquiry and Undertakings 

Undertakings

Press Release

 
20/01/21 Hancock, Karen Tracey

Charges

Decision on Findings of Fact

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect

Decision on Sanction

Press Release

 

 

2020

Date Respondent Documents Notes
14/12/20

Chalkey, David

Charges 

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on the Respondent's Application to Dispose of the Case by Adjournment of the Inquiry and Undertakings

Press Release

 
09/12/20

Padron Vega, Laura

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on Application for Restoration

Press release

 
02/11/20

Chaney, Paul

Charges

Decision on Facts and Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect

Decision on Sanction 

Press release

 
12/10/20

Lomax, Stephen Kiernan

Charges

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee

Press release

 
28/09/20

Wilson, Stephen Cargill

Announcement

Charges

Decision of the Disciplinary Committee on the Respondent's Application to Dispose of the Case by Adjournment of the Inquiry and Undertakings

Undertakings

Press release

 
01/07/20

Seymour-Hamilton, Warwick J.

Decision of the Committee on Application for Restoration

Press release

 
25/06/20

Wood, Simon Peter

Decision on Application for Restoration 

Press release

 
15/01/20

Gunn, John

Charges

Decision on Facts

Disgraceful Conduct in a Professional Respect

Decision on Sanction (redacted)

Press release

 
13/01/20

Shah, Rahul Chandulal

Charges

Decision on Finding of Facts

Decision of the Committee on Disgraceful Conduct

Decision of the Committee on the Respondent's Application that He Has No Case to Answer in Relation to Certain Charges

Decision of the Committee on Sanctions

Press release

 

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2019

Date Respondent Documents Notes
16/12/19

Kombert, Mark

Charges

Decision on proceeding in the absence of the respondent 

Decision on Facts and Disgraceful Conduct

Decision on Sanction

Press release

 
25/11/19

Kristin, Roman 

and

Salas Navarro, Javier

Charges

Decision on Facts and Conduct

Decision on Sanctions

Press release

 
21/11/19

Bacaintan, Andreea Maria

Charges

Decision

Press release

 
14/10/19

Irvine, Geoffrey William

and

Vasilev, Igor Naumov

Charges

Decision on Finding of Facts

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct

Press release 

 
11/10/19

Schulze Allen, Gerhard Heinrich Josef

Decision on Sanction in Relation to Charge

Press release

 
19/08/19

Jones, Michael Richard

Charges

Decision on Facts and Disgraceful Conduct (redacted)

Decision on Sanction (redacted)

Press release 

 
07/08/19

Davies, Lynn Jo Ann

Further Resumed Hearing Decision (redacted)

Press release

Please note that sensitive personal data has been redacted from the decision document.
23/07/19

Dhami, Jatinder

Charges

Decision as to Facts

Decision on Conduct and Sanction

Press release

 
19/07/19

Corsi, Eleonora 

Charges

Committee Decision

Press release

 
18/06/19

Creese, Julia Louise

and

Law, Elizabeth Sing May

Charges

Decision on Facts

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct

Decision as to Sanction - Law

Press release

 
30/05/19

Seymour-Hamilton, Warwick J.

Decision on Restoration Application

Press release 

 
28/05/19

Doherty, Colm

Charges

Decision 

Press release

 
20/05/19

Bretman, Georgina Anne (RVN)

Charges

Committee Decision

Press release

 
01/05/19

Mulvey, Susan Catherine

Charges

Decision

Press release

This hearing covered proceedings from the adjourned hearing on 25 April 2018 and new charges against the respondent.
29/04/19

Perez Maillo, Oscar

and

Rafiq, Zahra Tahneem

Charges

Decision on Finding of Facts

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct

Decision on Sanctioning - Rafiq

Press release

 

 

17/04/19 Strokowska, Natalia Anna

Final Charges

Decision on Facts

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct and Sanctioning

Press release

 
01/03/19 Martin, George

Decision on Restoration Application (redacted)

Press Release 

 
26/02/19

Panait, Simona-Claudia

Charges

Conviction Case – Final Decision

Press release

 
21/01/19

Bohnen, Jacqueline

Announcement

Charges

Decision on Application

Decision on Facts

Decision on Disgraceful Conduct and Sanctioning

Press release

 
 07/01/19

Salas Navarro, Javier

and

Kristin, Roman 

Announcement  

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2018

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