Dog breed health

VetCompass studies have explored a number of important topics including issues related to the health of pedigree dogs. The current VetCompass understanding of canine health is summarised in a recent statement.


VetCompass shares and analyses veterinary clinical information to understand the disorders and improve the welfare of companion animals


  • The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) welcomes VetCompass as a Collaborator in our organization and as an active contributor to ( Accurate information on populations and on the occurrence of disease problems is critical for effective strategies to maintain and improve the health and well-being of companion animals. The approach and processes of VetCompass are adding valuable resources to expand our understanding of companion animal health. The commitment of the VetCompass team to international cooperation and collaboration will support global efforts to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of all dogs.

    Brenda Bonnet, International Partnership for Dogs (March 3rd, 2015)
  • As the largest UK veterinary charity, PDSA provides free veterinary services to sick and injured animals & promotes responsible pet care. PDSA cares for more than 400,000 pets and provides 2.7 million treatments each year. Alongside our provision of frontline clinical care, PDSA has recognised the benefits that its large clinical database can bring to important nationwide epidemiological initiatives such as VetCompass. We hope that our involvement in the VetCompass initiative will aid in the further development of evidence based veterinary medicine.



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