Woosehill vet caused suffering to animalsBy Laura Herbert
June 13, 2012
A veterinary surgeon has been convicted of four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals.
Awuah Ohene-Gyan was convicted in his absence after he failed to attend the two-day trial at Reading Magistrates' Court after sacking his legal team.
The 53-year-old, who owned Woosehill Vets practice in Emmview Close, had denied the charges.
The charges related to Red, a lurcher, who was lame in her left hind leg after rupturing the Achilles tendon in a hunting accident, and 10-year-old mastiff bitch Milly, who was taken to the surgery after losing the use of her hind legs.
She had cancer in the lower part of her spine, brain and kidneys, which Ohene-Gyan was accused of diagnosing as a possible infection.
He was also accused of failing to treat the ankle of a cat named Gus after he was injured in a car accident, and German shepherd Maisy who was kept in a cage too small for her and in filthy conditions.
Ohene-Gyan sacked his legal team on Tuesday, leaving him without representation.
He is due to be sentenced at the same court next Wednesday, June 20.