Vet suspended for taking newborn puppy away from mother

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Disciplinary Committee has suspended a London-based veterinary surgeon for six months while finding no misconduct against another in a hearing regarding the taking of two newborn puppies from their owner.

The hearing for the two respondents – Dr Zahra Tahaneem Rafiq and Oscar Perez Maillo – took place between Monday 29 April to Wednesday 8 May and concerned an incident that took place at the Vets Now Huyton premises in Liverpool.

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