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Update - Medivet responds to Panorama

26 July 2010 - You can read Medivet's updated response to Panorama here.

Panorama - Medivet responds (23 July 2010)

We are shocked and appalled at the behaviour of a few of our staff, and wish to apologise unreservedly for this. We have immediately suspended a number of staff shown in the programme to have behaved unacceptably, and disciplinary procedures will follow. This will include reporting possible professional misconduct to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

A panel of enquiry, including independent expertise, is being set up to investigate all the issues raised in the programme, and will work closely with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It will conduct a full root and branch review of the group, and make recommendations on internal supervision, management, technical procedures and corporate culture.

Medivet is committed to learning all the right lessons so that the failings exposed by the programme are not repeated.

A detailed commentary on the individual issues raised in the programme will be posted on the Medivet website shortly.



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