The RCVS disciplinary committee (DC) has decided to postpone judgement for a period of two years on a Hertfordshire-based vet who was charged with the inadequate care of a dog.

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The decision regarding Mr Kashiv’s judgement postponement was taken at a hearing at RCVS headquarters in London.

The DC made its decision regarding Amir Kashiv, from Vets and Pets Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, stating: “… the committee considers there were a number of fundamental failings in Mr Kashiv’s clinical competence, which are required to be addressed during the period of postponement.”

Charges denied

At the outset of the hearing, Mr Kashiv denied all aspects of the charges against him, but, during the course of the inquiry, some heads of charge were not pursued and some he admitted, leaving the remaining heads of charge to be determined.

The charges concerned the treatment of a Scottish terrier called Tanzy, who underwent a right-side mammary strip after presenting with blood in its urine and mammary swelling.

The DC decided to postpone judgement for a period of two years, while recommending Mr Kashiv agree to undertake a structured programme to benefit his clinical practice, including:

  • a personal development plan
  • mentoring
  • practice visits
  • additional CPD
  • regular reports to the DC

Non-compliance with these undertakings may result in the hearing being resumed at a date earlier than the two-year period.

Fundamental failings

Chairing the DC and speaking on its behalf, Stuart Drummond said: “The committee considers Mr Kashiv a dedicated veterinary surgeon, as evidenced by the large number of testimonials, and that he provides a valuable service to the community, particularly with rescue animals.

“Nevertheless, the committee considers there were a number of fundamental failings in Mr Kashiv’s clinical competence, which are required to be addressed during the period of postponement.”

The DC’s full charges and findings are available on the RCVS website.

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