Introduction to VetCompass
VetCompass is a collaborative not-for-profit research project prioritising companion animal welfare. VetCompass is the veterinary practice knowledge hub working to improve the quality of life of companion animals.
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), in collaboration with the University of Sydney, is undertaking a UK wide long term study of small animal disease. The aims of this project are to investigate the range and frequency of small animal health problems seen by veterinary surgeons working in general practice in the United Kingdom and highlight major risk factors for these conditions.
We are doing this through the routine capture of first opinion clinical data via electronic patient records held with practices’ Practice Management Systems (PMSs).
The data we collect will enable completion of:
- Regional demographic assessments
- Disease prevalence studies
- Risk factor analysis
Ultimately, the data collected will be an invaluable contribution to the knowledge-base of both veterinary researchers and practitioners.
Latest VetCompass Data Update
VetCompass approaches 500,000 unique animals!
The VetCompass database has been updated with the latest data, bringing the total number of animals to nearly 500,000. This relates to 2,707,043 episodes of care.
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Number of animals recruited by species, February 2013
27th February 2013
VetCompass approaches 500,000 unique animals! Click here to view details on our latest data update.
6th February 2013
British Veterinary Association (BVA) announces its support for the work being carried out by VetCompass (please click here to view their statement).
17th January 2013
Research News - New VetCompass article on canine epilepsy (please click here for further information).
8th January 2013
Eurogroup for Animals Supports VetCompass - see their supporting statement.
22nd October 2012
VetCompass Autumn Data Update - VetCompass exceeds 400,000 unique animals!
19th September 2012
VetCompass article in the Veterinary Ireland Journal (please click here to read report).
New VetCompass research project with Petplan Charitable Trust on Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease (DMVD).
23rd July 2012
View the updated map of VetCompass collaborating practices.
16th July 2012
New data added to VetCompass results in access to 1,992,488 'episodes of care' for animals treated by veterinary practices in GB.
27th June 2012
Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) proud to announce support for VetCompass!
8 March 2012
Research News: VetCompass and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust collaborate on project entitled 'Disease Surveillance in Kennel Club registered dogs in the UK'.
11 Nov 2011
'VEctAR' becomes 'VetCompass'! (Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System).
3 June 2011
VEctAR and RxWorks Collaborate for RxWorks Webinar Series. Please click here to view video.
4 May 2011
VEctAR Animal Surveillance published in 'Dog World'!
25 February 2011
VEctAR Animal Surveillance on Wikipedia!