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Disciplinary Committee accepts undertakings from Worcester-based veterinary surgeon

26 April 2017

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Disciplinary Committee has agreed to accept a form of undertakings from Worcester-based veterinary surgeon David John Bibby Denny.

Mr Denny has agreed to remove himself from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons and never to apply to be restored to it.

The Committee met on Monday 24 April 2017 for an inquiry into Mr Denny, who had a number of charges against him relating to the treatment of three colts at his former practice in Worcester in April 2015.

At the outset of the hearing, Mr Denny made an application to the Committee that the hearing should be adjourned contingent on a form of undertakings being accepted. These undertakings were that his name be removed from the Register with immediate effect and that he never apply to be restored to the Register under any category.

The application was granted by the Committee, taking into account a number of factors. These include the fact that Mr Denny had now retired and closed his practice, his long and hitherto unblemished veterinary career and the fact that it would not be proportionate, or in the public interest, for there to be a lengthy hearing on the matter.

The Committee noted that there were several precedents for concluding cases in such a manner. The Committee also noted that the application was supported by both the College and the complainant.

Mr Denny was removed from the Register with immediate effect as of Monday 24 April 2017.

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