The Blaine Award (sponsored by Royal Canin) awarded to Dr Dan O'Neill for the contribution of VetCompass™ to the advancement of small animal science in its widest context.
Dan O’Neill graduated from Dublin in 1987 and then ran his own companion animal practice in Kent until 2009. Frustrated with the lack of good quality practice-based evidence, he undertook an MSc and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology at the RVC to develop VetCompass™. Dan is now Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the RVC.
Dan has authored over 45 VetCompass™ papers since 2012 to provide evidence relevant to UK veterinary practitioners and co-authored the 3rd edition of the book ‘Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats’. He chairs the Brachycephalic Working Group and is an Associate Editor of JSAP.
Further information on the awards can be found here: https://www.bsava.com/MyBSAVA/BSAVA-awards