Vets involved in dumped pets case to be inspected

THE vetinary surgery which had a contract with fraudster Emma Bent, who was convicted of dumping pets’ bodies in fields instead of cremating them, will be inspected at some point in the next two years.

The 36-year-old was jailed for eight months in February, and calls from her victims including Angela Moore from Kirk Hallam, led to a report by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons into Heanor-based Ambivet, which had a contract with Bent for pet cremations.

The college confirmed they would now be having an ‘unannounced’ visit to the vets to check up on the surgery.

The mother-of-three from Heage invoiced Ambivet £91,000 between November 2006 and August 2009 for her cremation service, and disposed of 2,838 pets.

Ambivet accepted a formal caution as the producer of clinical and hazardous waste to Bent, because it failed in its duty of care to ensure that the waste it gave to Bent was appropriately disposed of by an authorised person.