FAKE vet who treated animals without qualifications jailed for THIRD time

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Mr Keniry has stood up his 7th conviction for the same offence

Fantasist Patrick Keniry, 59, was sentenced to three years after lash ating up his seventh conviction for the same offence.

A court heard he got away with guide at a practice in Taunton, Somerset for two years, during which time he leaded out a number of procedures including surgery.

South African Keniry got come out all right as a locum at Priory Close Veterinary Surgery after applying interesting the identity of a real registered vet.

When staff occasionally noticed he was “rusty” he disclosed it was because he had been working in Australia, Taunton Crown Court be told.

I must bear the brunt of the consequences for my actions

Patrick Keniry

His resolve resulted in the death of just one cat in theatre and bosses were “relatively jubilant” with him.

Staff were “shocked” when his true identity was uncovered by a Duke College of Veterinary Surgeons investigation, the court heard.

He had been give someone a bribed £40,000 in wages by the practice and been given a free flat good £7,700 in rent.

Keniry pleaded guilty to one count of fraud and one upon rely on of practicing without a veterinary licence.

He had previously been convicted four mores in Britain and twice in his own country, where he had some training.

His most new conviction was in Swindon, Wilts, in 2011, when he was jailed for ten months.

Moderate David Ticehurst described Keniry, who has used four different bigwigs and four birth dates, as a “fantasist and recidivist” who had “caused the veterinary craft great harm”.

Representing himself Keniry, of Purton Stoke, Sinks, said: “I’m guilty as charged and I must bear the brunt of the consequences for my actions.”

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