People: David Brodbelt, David Church, Kristien Verheyen, Josh Slater, Stijn Niessen, Dan O'Neill, Maddy Mattin, Sarah Allen, Camilla Pegram, Imogen Schofield

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 12.5 million companion animals and published over 35 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:

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

Earlier Onset Urinary Incontinence in the Bitch and its Association with Neutering

  • To identify major risk factors for the development of urinary incontinence in bitches attending VetCompass-participating veterinary practices in the UK
  • To evaluate the association between neutering and early onset incontinence in bitches
  • To explore the association between age at neutering and early onset incontinence in bitches

Equine VetCompass: Guiding Evidence-Based Equine Healthcare

  • To develop the VetCompass system for use in equine practice
  • To document the type and frequency of equine disorders attended by equine vets
  • To identify risk factors for some of the most common conditions

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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