Health and life expectancy of hamsters in the UK

Dr Dan O'Neill discusses the findings of our recent paper on the health and life expectancy of hamsters in the UK with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk on Irish radio.

1st July 2022.

Listen here

VetCompass is committed to open access publishing

Dr Dan O’Neill participated in a video for Springer Nature to celebrate their one millionth open access article being published. He discussed why open access publishing is important for disseminating our research to the wider world. 

22nd June 2022.

The video can be accessed here: 

Some issues related to flat-faced dogs

Dr Dan O’Neill discusses the issues of dogs with brachycephaly with Columbian radio show Mascotas Carocol.

9th April, 2022.

Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) - How bad is it? The osteoarthritis epidemic

VetCompass' Dr Dan O'Neill joins Hannah Capon, founder of CAM, for a Facebook Live event to discuss veterinary clinical records as a data resource on arthritis in dogs.

21st June 2021

VetCompass RVC Student Projects: RP2 & BSc - Introduction for Supervisors and Students

Dr Dan O’Neill talks through the basics of VetCompass and how to use the database for conducting student projects.

9th March 2021

APDAWG Meeting - Welfare Problems of Flat-faced Dogs, Can We Ever Solve Them?

RVC's Dr Dan O’Neill and Dr Rowena Packer join a number of speakers exploring the brachycephalic welfare issues and the challenges we face when trying to improve the ‘wicked problem’ of brachycephalic dog welfare.

23rd February 2021

RCVS Knowledge Podcast - Implementation Science 

VetCompass PhD Students Adewole Adekola and Imogen Schofield feature on the latest podcast from RCVS knowledge, discussing what veterinary medicine can learn from human medicine.

6th July 2020

BBC Inside Science - Dog Castration

Dr Dan O'Neill discusses decision making for castrating male dogs on BBC Inside Science

11th June 2020

Listen here from 18:20 for Dan's views

Planning your VetCompass Study Jan 2020

Click here for an overview of how to plan for a successful animal welfare study within VetCompass at the Royal Veterinary College, UK.

VetCompass: Animal welfare evidence status at the end of 2019

VetCompass started as a PhD project at the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2010 and has now grown to be the largest generator of welfare evidence using veterinary clinical records in the world.

Click here for a presentation providing an update on VetCompass progress by the end of 2019.

Dr Dan O'Neill discusses dogs with brachycephalism on Irish RTE Radio Drivetime

12th November 2019

Irish Newstalk Radio - Rabbit Research

22nd October 2019
Dr Dan O'Neill discusses VetCompass rabbit research on the ‘Sean Moncrieff’ show on Irish Newstalk Radio:
Listen to a recording at Irish Newstalk Radio.

18th October 2019
Dr Dan O'Neill discusses VetCompass rabbit research with Martin Kelner on TalkRadio:

These discussions follow the publication of VetCompass's research paper on Morbidity and mortality of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) under primary veterinary care in England.

VetCompass LogoVeterinary Epidemiology in Practice - The VetCompass Programme

Dr. Dan O'Neill (VetCompass, RVC)

In this e-lecture, recorded as part of the VET Talks series hosted by the RVC, Dr Dan O'Neill gives an overview of practice-based veterinary epidemiological research and describes the important role of VetCompass in pushing the boundaries of this exciting new field. Veterinary Epidemiology in Practice - The VetCompass Programme

Veterinary Clinical Records for Research: An interview with Dr Fergus Coutts

Discussing how we can use the information contained in veterinary clinical records to better understand pain-related welfare in companion animals

VetCompass - Supporting Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

A short video about VetCompass with examples of evidence generated, with musical accompaniment (no speaker)

Dog Longevity and Mortality in England

Information on the expected lifespan and causes of death in dogs in England based on a VetCompass Programme study

Exploring Canine Epilepsy - the VetCompass Approach

Find out how common epilepsy is in dogs and which breeds are affected

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