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Kent vet restored to RCVS Register
25 November 2004
Please note: This is an archived news story. Mr David E Smith MRCVS was restored to the RCVS Register of Members on 23 November 2004 following the hearing and he is therefore currently entitled to practise as a veterinary surgeon in the UK.
Mr David Edward Smith was this week permitted to resume veterinary practice after a successful application to be restored to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.
Mr Smith, a veterinary surgeon from Kent, was removed from the Register in September 2003, having been found guilty of disgraceful professional conduct by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for signing certificates as an Official Veterinarian stating he had received satisfactory blood test results from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency when, in fact, he had not.
By the time Mr Smith's application was heard on Monday this week, he had been off the Register for some 14 months. Mr Smith submitted a considerable bundle of documents in support of his application, made representations to the Committee and acknowledged the serious nature of his original offence.
After considering all these points fully, the Committee decided that a sufficient penalty had been served and ordered that Mr Smith's name be restored.