College launches investigation into its JVP

14 Nov 2020

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By Adele Waters and Josh Loeb

The RCVS has launched an investigation into allegations concerning its junior vice president (JVP) David Argyle.

Argyle (pictured right), the current dean of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, has stepped aside from his duties as JVP and as an RCVS council member while the investigation takes place.

The college’s investigation follows receipt of a formal concern about allegations of bullying and unfair treatment at Argyle’s workplace, the University of Edinburgh.

These allegations have been reported by Vet Record (see 17/24 October and 31 October/7 November issues).

The RCVS said the probe would be handled under its ‘normal concerns investigation process’.

Argyle made a statement to fellow council members during a confidential session of an RCVS council meeting on 5 November.

In a statement following the meeting, an RCVS spokesperson said: ‘Further to our previous statement (28 October 2020) concerning our JVP,...