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UK: veterinarian found guilty of certificate forgery
UK: veterinarian found guilty of certificate forgery


The Veterinary Record (published by the British Veterinary Association) recently reported a decision of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Disciplinary Committee regarding fraudulent registration of a veterinarian (Vet Rec. 2009; 164:286).


In this case a Hungarian veterinarian was removed from the RCVS Register in accordance with sections of the Veterinary Surgeons Act covering fraudulent registration. During a hearing it had become clear that the certificate of good standing from the Hungarian Veterinary Chamber, which was acompanying a certificate of competency, had been a forgery. Only the close collaboration between RCVS and the Hungarian Veterinary Chamber made it possible to solve the case and to clearly show that the concerned veterinarian knew that the certificate of good standing was a forgery. This case again shows the necessity of good collaboration between national veterinary statutory bodies, including other professional national oranisations. For more information: pdf