A former vet has had his fifth attempt to be restored to the register dismissed by the RCVS disciplinary committee (DC).

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Warwick Seymour-Hamilton’s fifth attempt to be restored to the register has been dismissed by the RCVS disciplinary committee. Image: RCVS.

Kent-based Warwick Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the register 23 years ago for failing to maintain equipment and facilities, showing a total disregard of basic hygiene and care for animals, thereby bringing the profession into disrepute.


Previous restoration applications were dismissed in July 1995, June 2010, January 2015 and March 2016.

Mr Seymour-Hamilton works as a herbalist and naturopath for humans and wished to be restored to the register so he could include animals in his research.

‘Far from persuaded’

DC chairman Ian Green said: “The committee is far from persuaded that the passage of 23 years has not had a negative impact on the applicant’s ability to practise safely and competently as a veterinary surgeon at this present time.”

The full findings and decision are available from the RCVS website.

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