Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health
Megan is a current MRes student within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health group.
Megan obtained her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. She worked initially in first opinion mixed practice for 1 year before moving into small animal out of hours work. Megan obtained her MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology in 2015 from the RVC and LSHTM.
She is currently undertaking a MRes project, funded by Ceva, studying the epidemiology of cats suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease, using data available through the VetCompass project. Her supervisors are Dr David Brodbelt and Professor Jonathan Elliott.
Megan is primarily interested in companion animal epidemiology and evidence based medicine.
Her current MRes project is titled 'A retrospective longitudinal study of the prevalence, risk factors and survival of cats suffering from CKD'
Vet Compass Project Type: Cat
This project, funded by Ceva, estimated the
prevalence of,and risk-factorsfor chronic kidney disease in cats attending VetCompass-participating veterinary practices in the United Kingdom. As a second objective, the prevalence of hypertension ancurrent practices for measuring and treating hypertension were explored.
Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System: VetCompass is the RVC's companion animal disease surveillance initiative which analyses clinical data from first-opinion small animal and equine veterinary practices, in order to better understand the conditions affecting the nation’s pets. VetCompass studies are specifically designed to contribute towards long-term improvements in companion animal health and welfare.