Key veterinary associations are very concerned that viewers of the BBC's Panorama programme It shouldn’t happen at a vet’s, aired at 9pm on 22 July 2010 may now have concerns about their own vets. Lack of support and supervision for younger and less experienced and unqualified training staff was raised, as well as incidents of alleged fraud, dishonesty and bad practice.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) says it is vital to remember that the vast majority of vets enjoy a high level of trust from their clients because they are incredibly hard working and caring. It advises pet owners to talk to their vet, as well as the rest of the practice team, if they have any concerns.
The BVA and other professional veterinary bodies are calling the BBC to provide all of the evidence in the programme to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for a full investigation.