It takes a special kind of zoophile, one would imagine, to seek work as a veterinarian. Assuming you'd like to keep your secret love a secret, aren't there other, less conspicuous occupations you could hold?

Oliver Lown lost his license in the UK this week after officials found videos of him engaging in sex acts with a dog and a horse and other "extreme images of animals and people" in his possession, the BBC reports. Lown, who was trained in Hungary and had never actually practiced in the UK, was previously brought up on criminal charges for the images, but prosecutors didn't find enough evidence to charge him with bestiality.

Professor Noreen Burrows, chair of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons disciplinary committee, said at a hearing:


"The material found in possession of the respondent and his own conduct... involved the abuse of animals and a total lack of respect for their welfare.

"In the judgement of the committee, each of the charges individually amounts to disgraceful conduct and the charges certainly amount to disgraceful conduct when taken cumulatively."

Perhaps if Lown's animal encounters were more precious, more gentle, more sensual, he could have held onto his job.