College could bring private prosecutions for act breaches

A new policy set to be drafted could enable the RCVS to bring private prosecutions for alleged breaches of the Veterinary Services Act (VSA). Officials have been asked to draw up potential guidelines, despite concerns over costs and whether the available punishments would offer a sufficient deterrent to offenders. A paper presented to the latest … Read more

RCVS considers private prosecutions for offenses under the Veterinary Surgeons Act – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RCVS Council has been considering the costs, advantages and disadvantages of bringing private prosecutions against people and organizations that breach the Veterinary Surgeons Act. A paper introduced by the RCVS Registrar Eleanor Ferguson looked at the possibility of the RCVS prosecuting, for example, unqualified individuals undertaking veterinary work and courses falsely purporting to lead to … Read more