Four charged after investigation into designer dog vet practice

Four charged after investigation into designer dog vet practice

Two men and two women have been charged with 19 animal offences after an investigation into a Scottish veterinary practice.

Scott Bennett, 41, and his 37-year-wife Lynne Brockett are charged in relation to the running of the Platinum Vets and K9 Fertility in Strathaven, Lanarkshire.

The Daily Record also reported that vet Enrico Saccone, 49, and Nicola Hamill, 37, had also been charged on the back of a joint investigation by SSPCA, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Medicine Directive in the Strathaven area.

The vet practice is known for fertility treatments for expensive ‘designer’ breeds like American bullies, French bulldogs and pugs.

Platinum Vets  is based in a former bank in the centre of the town and their Facebook page says they provide progesterone tests, reverse progesterone tests, sperm analysis, sperm shipping, artificial insemination ultra sound scanning and advanced supplements, with “quality stud dogs available”.

Those who were arrested are due to appear in Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday, 20 May 2022.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.