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Areas of particular concern

Areas of particular concern might include:

Breaches of the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct (Code)

  1. dishonesty, for example, deliberately putting false entries in clinical records;
  2. misleading a client, colleague or the wider public;
  3. recklessness in his/her conduct;
  4. inappropriate or unwarranted physical force against an animal;
  5. aggression or violence towards a client;
  6. inappropriate storage, use or dispensing of veterinary medicinal products;

Not all breaches of the Code will give rise to an arguable case that the conduct is far short of that
which is expected.

Clinical Matters

  1. Treatment that falls far short of that expected might include:
  2. reckless administration of a medicine;
  3. failure to keep appropriate clinical records;
  4. negligence which may be gross;
  5. other very poor clinical care and skill short of the standard expected; and/or
  6. repeated errors.

Other Issues

  1. failure to adhere to previous advice from the RCVS;
  2. concerns relating to criminal cautions or convictions of a serious nature identified by the Case Examiner Group may, on the authorisation of the RVNPIC Chairman and/or Head of Professional Conduct be referred directly to the RVNPIC; and/or
  3. concerns relating to serious health issues identified by the Case Examiner Group may on the authorisation of the RVNPIC Chairman and/or Head of Professional Conduct be referred directly to the RVNPIC.