Vet struck off for dishonesty

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An RCVS disciplinary committee (DC) has directed a veterinary surgeon be faraway from the register after he was convicted of petty theft within the US, and subsequently dishonest with authorities in California and the school concerning the conviction.

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Gerhard Schulze Allen was discovered responsible of 4 prices regarding a legal conviction, and subsequent dishonesty and false representations.

San Bernardino

The fees associated to a legal conviction within the County of San Bernardino, California, relationship from September 2013, the place Dr Schulze Allen pleaded responsible to petty theft, for which he was fined US$435 (£318) and ordered to pay a charge of US$35 (£25).

Dr Schulze Allen was later dishonest to each US and UK authorities in representing he didn’t have any cautions or legal convictions.

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The DC famous the conviction was for a minor matter, however thought of, as an offence of dishonesty, it represented a breach of one of many elementary tenets of the occupation.

Authorized doc

The DC additional thought of Dr Schulze Allen’s dishonesty in direction of the school and his finishing a authorized doc, which, he knew, can be relied on by the school, was conduct that fell far wanting the usual anticipated of a occupation member.

DC chairman Ian Inexperienced stated: “The committee thought of the one applicable sanction was that of removing from the register.

“Such a sanction is required to ship a transparent message to Dr Schulze Allen, and to veterinary surgeons, of the unacceptability of being dishonest to the RCVS.

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“Such conduct undermines public confidence within the occupation, and fails to uphold correct requirements of conduct and behavior.”


Dr Schulze Allen has 28 days from the date of the choice to attraction the committee’s determination.

The DC’s full findings and determination is the one authoritative doc and is out there through the RCVS web site.

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