A dog breeder living in the UK has been posing as a veterinarian for the past three years.
Leonard French conducted over $300,000 worth of business while he pretended to be an expert in animal care and veterinary medicine.
French sold products not licensed in Britain. He even vaccinated a dog.
His cover was blown after separate investigations by the BBC and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
When authorities went to his farmhouse, they found a huge supply of veterinary medicine and related invoices.
This 69-year-old dog breeder bought products from abroad, knowing that they were not licensed here.
He admitted a charge of “holding himself out to be a vet” from March 2003 to August 2006. He also admitted to six charges of illegally supplying veterinary products, four charges of attempting to import them, three counts of possessing medicinal products without authority, two counts of possessing criminal property, and one count of administering veterinary medicinal products.
One man who defended French said that he had some knowledge and background of animals. He also added that French’s own dogs had never suffered from any health issues.
French has been sentenced to jail for 12 months.
Source: Lincolnshire Echo