People: David Brodbelt, David Church, Kristien Verheyen, Dan O'Neill, Richard Booth, Ana Mateus, Camilla Pegram, Imogen Schofield, Collette Taylor, Noel Kennedy, Rowena Packer

VetCompass™ is a collaborative project involving members of the RVC’s VEEPH group, veterinary surgeons, software designers and colleagues in both UK and international universities. To date, VetCompass has amassed anonymised clinical data on more than 15 million companion animals from 1800 practices and published over 75 peer-reviewed articles. For more information on all current and previous VetCompass studies, please visit the VetCompass website.

Below is a list of all active VetCompass projects and their objectives:

Antimicrobial usage in farm animal veterinary practice in the UK: A mixed-methods approach

  • To estimate the prevalence of antimicrobial usage in farm animals
  • To describe the clinical indications and demographics of farm animals receiving antimicrobials.
  • To evaluate risk factors associated with receiving antimicrobial treatment in farm animals
  • To investigate the qualitative factors that influence the decision to prescribe antimicrobials and policymaking

Re-Inventing Diagnosis and Management of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

  • To evaluate the survival characteristics of dogs with hyperadrenocorticism
  • To apply novel technology methods to VetCompass-derived data that can assist with the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism
  • To develop and validate novel tools which can be used to facilitate treatment monitoring

Canine leptospirosis: Improving diagnostics and understanding of the epidemiology of disease in UK dogs

  • To evaluate which serovars are being formally diagnosed
  • To evaluate which diagnostics are being utilised for canine leptospirosis
  • To evaluate any risk factors and ‘hot-spots’ for leptospirosis
  • To evaluate vaccine uptake trends

Kennel Club Charitable Trust Companion Animal Epidemiologist

  • To progress the companion animal research capacity of VetCompass
  • To support collaborative canine breed-specific research

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