UPDATE: Dr. Mahavir Sing Rekhi, Skyway Animal Hospital in St. Catharines, Ontario, is back practising after only a 5-month suspension.
Check out this story on Dr. Mahavir Singh Rekhi.
Sign the petition to have his licence revoked.
If you have concerns about the 10-month suspension of c, please write the CVA and let them know your thoughts. We pay good money to our vets for what is supposed to be top notch care and the CVA hands out a 10-month suspension to an animal abuser.
He should never be allowed to go near another animal in his life. If he does, it needs to be posted that the Canadian Veterinary Asssociation gave Dr. Mahavir Singh Rekhi a 10-month suspension for abusing, including punching and choking, his patients.
Let the CVO know a 10-month suspension is not acceptable and that his licence must be revoked.
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I had this response to my letter:
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association was deeply disturbed with the video footage that we saw from the Skyway Animal Hospital in Ontario. We share the sentiment that rings true for all provincial veterinary associations, that the handling of animals shown in the video footage is in no way a reflection of what takes place in the broader veterinary profession.
In Canada, licensing for veterinary medicine is the responsibility of the provincial regulatory body. The provincial veterinary authority in Ontario is the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and we are aware that their Discipline Committee has taken action in this case as was reported (temporary suspended license with specific requirements for retraining).
Any comments or concerns regarding the decision reached by CVO in this matter should be directed to the college:
College of Veterinarians of Ontario
2106 Gordon Street Guelph, Ontario N1L 1G6
Tel. (519) 824-5600 / 1 (800) 424-2856
Fax (519) 824-6497 1 (888) 662-9479