A registered veterinary nurse convicted by a court of of causing unnecessary suffering to animals at her wildlife sanctuary will face the RCVS disciplinary committee.

Nurse accused of failing to give sufficient regard to the welfare of six animals in her care.

If found guilty of disgraceful professional conduct, Lindsay Newell, who qualified as a VN in 2008, will be struck off.

Miss Newell is accused of failing to give sufficient regard to the welfare of six animals in her care at Burton Wildlife and Rescue Centre in Etwall, Derbyshire in November 2012.

She also faces an RCVS charge of possessing veterinary medicines without lawful authority on 29 November 2012.

The committee hearing will begin at the RCVS offices in Westminster on 16 November and is expected to last for four days.

In May last year Miss Newell was convicted of six charges of causing unnecessary suffering to animals in a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. She was given a two-year conditional discharge and banned from keeping pigs, sheep, goats and horses for five years.


The RCVS disciplinary committee will also consider an application from Ian Beveridge to be restored to the register of veterinary surgeons. The hearing will be held on 20 November.

Mr Beveridge, who worked as a vet on the Wirral, was struck off in May 2013 after the committee found he had treated clients badly, kept inadequate clinical records, was dishonest in dealing with the RCVS, and that animals in his care were placed at risk.

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