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A vet from Co Durham accused of treating horses and ponies while not registered faces a disciplinary hearing at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Silke Lindridge of Consett Veterinary Centre in Co Durham and/or Winlaton Veterinary Centre in Tyne and Wear is due before the RCVS disciplinary committee for a two-day hearing beginning Tuesday, 8 September.

Mrs Lindridge is charged with practising veterinary surgery on dogs, cats and equines between 1 January and 31 December 2007 when not registered in the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.