479. Grounds for removal from the registers or suspension.

The disciplinary committee1 of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons may exercise its disciplinary powers if:

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    (1)     a registered veterinary surgeon or a registered veterinary practitioner is convicted in the United Kingdom or elsewhere of a criminal offence which, in the committee's opinion, renders him unfit to practise veterinary surgery2; or

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    (2)     any such person is judged by the committee to have been guilty of disgraceful conduct in any professional respect3; or

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    (3)     the committee is satisfied that the name of any such person has been fraudulently entered in the register4; or

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    (4)     a person registered