#Animal Welfare
HM Government
United Kingdom

Justice For Ted was established following the death of our Great Dane through alleged veterinary negligence.

In lodging our complaint against the veterinary surgeon concerned, we were dismayed to learn that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has limited powers to impose sanctions on vets who have acted negligently.

Furthermore, the current procedure discourages pet owners from taking matters forward to the extent that the courts offer the only redress for owners in these circumstances.

We, the undersigned, believe that the current Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' procedure requires modernisation and is not in line with those available to other professional bodies.

We as pet owners demand greater accountability on the part of veterinary surgeons, greater transparency within the current regime and more robust sanctions available to the RCVS in case where vets are deemed negligent.

We also demand that the revised disciplinary procedures include the ability of the RCVS to financially compensate owners in cases where the vet has been proved to have acted outside of established procedures.

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