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Bogus vet arrested in Swindon

8 September 2011

Peter KeniryWe have assisted Wiltshire police in their apprehension of a man working as a bogus veterinary surgeon at a veterinary practice in Swindon.

Peter Keniry (pictured), who had been practising under the name of a properly qualified and legitimately registered veterinary surgeon Shaun Kehoe, was arrested on 23 August and appeared in Swindon Magistrates’ Court on charges of fraud and practising veterinary surgery unlawfully.

He was released on bail.

“We were alerted to the potential fraud on 23 August and immediately liaised with the police to facilitate his arrest that same day," commented Gordon Hockey, Head of Professional Conduct and Assistant Registrar at the RCVS.

"The next day, RCVS Council member Dr Bob Moore and I visited Swindon police station to assist the police.

“We hope that by publicising his photograph any other practice that has employed him recently will recognise him and contact the RCVS,” he concluded.

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