Former vet who discovered ‘Covid cure’ fails in bid to be reinstated
A former vet who was struck off in 1994 for running a practice that “showed a total disregard of basic hygiene and care for animals” has failed in his ninth attempt to be restored to the RCVS register.
In his most recent hearing, Warwick John Seymour-Hamilton claimed his discovery of a new form of herbal antibiotic which cured Covid-19, would be impossible to fully implement unless he is reinstated.
The committee also heard how the former vet, who ran a practice in Orpington, Kent, claimed to have kept up with 27 years of veterinary developments online as well as his demands that the prime minister should let his test his new ‘cure’ on six patients dying of coronavirus.
The hearing on June 23 followed previous applications in 1995, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020′
He was originally removed from the Register in 1994 following an inspection of his veterinary practice premises that found the condition of the practice, including the equipment and facilities, were of such a risk to animal health and welfare that it brought the profession into disrepute.
In considering his current application, the Committee had to take several factors into account, including whether Mr Seymour-Hamilton had accepted the findings of his original hearing.
It concluded that he did not accept the seriousness of the original findings against him, nor had he demonstrated any insight into either the original charges, nor what was required of him to enable a successful application for restoration.
Committee chair Judith Webb, said: “The Committee is driven to the conclusion that the applicant has displayed total disregard for rules and regulations. In his evidence he stated that he is professionally competent to spay a cat and he had done so in Calais. This was in recent years and whilst struck off by the RCVS, and after more than 25 years out of the profession. He was unable to see that he had done anything wrong in this.”
Regarding Mr Seymour-Hamilton’s conduct since removal from the register, the committee found he did not demonstrate sufficient relevant conduct in relation to his fitness to practise, adding: “In the view of the Committee, the applicant is totally unaware of current veterinary principles such as it being an evidence-based profession, use of clinical audit and reflective learning.
“The Committee considers that where some 27 years have passed since the applicant has practised, there will inevitably be a serious risk to the welfare of animals if he is restored to the Register.”
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