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


UFAW Conference 2020 - Rabbit Welfare 

Dan O’Neill explores whether companion animal rabbits represent a welfare crisis hidden in plain sight at the online UFAW Conference 2020.

1st 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


BSAVA Congress 2020 - Heatstroke

Emily Hall discusses which types of dogs are at greatest risk of heat related illness (heatstroke) at the online BSAVA Congress 2020

2nd-5th April 2020


BSAVA Congress 2020 - Cushing's Disease 

Imogen Schofield presents the VetCompass Cushing’s prediction tool at the online BSAVA Congress 2020

2nd-5th April 2020


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


The Other Role of the Veterinary Scientist in Dog Health: How Vets Can Contribute to Dog Health & Welfare Beyond the Practice

Dr. Dan O'Neill (VetCompass, RVC) & Dr. Katy Evans (University of Nottingham) British Small Animal Veterinary Association Annual Congress, 2015

This talk was delivered at BSAVA Congress 2015 and addresses the importance of generating high quality evidence to inform decision-making for the improvement of canine welfare. Dr. Dan O’Neill and Dr. Katy Evans discuss the importance of evidence-based veterinary advice when aiming to improve dog health at a population level, highlighting how large-scale, ongoing health surveillance projects such as VetCompass are vital in providing relevant, representative findings for practical use by clinicians.

This audio recording is shared by kind permission of the UK Kennel Club.


Tools and Techniques to Help Advise Clients Interested in Dog Breeding

Dr. Dan O'Neill (VetCompass, RVC) & Aimee Llewellyn (Geneticist & Health Information Manager, UK Kennel Club)British Small Animal Veterinary Association Annual Congress, 2015

This talk was delivered as part of the first ever BSAVA lecture stream on ‘Practical aspects of dog breeding’. Dr. Dan O’Neill and Aimee Llewellyn (of the Royal Veterinary College & UK Kennel Club respectively) presented information on the practical approaches veterinary practices can take to improve the advice they give to breeder clients. Both speakers emphasised the vital role that veterinary practitioners can play in improving dog health at a population level and highlighted the importance of large-scale, ongoing health surveillance projects such as VetCompass.

This audio recording is shared by kind permission of the UK Kennel Club.


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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