All BVetMed veterinary undergraduates at the RVC are required to complete a formal piece of research (named Research Project 2 “RP2”) as part of their route towards gaining a veterinary degree. This project is a Level 7 body of work that is at the level of a master’s project. VetCompass supports students to undertake these RP2 projects at the RVC. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has supported several VetCompass RP2s annually on topics related to canine health.
Vet Compass Project Type: Cat
This project, funded by Ceva, estimated the
This project developed evidence-based recommendations on breed-related health and welfare problems in companion animals.
This research characterised and quantified antimicrobial use in cats and dogs attending a large group of UK veterinary practices, in order to establish companion animal antimicrobial prescribing behaviour.
People: Dan O'Neill
This collaborative venture between the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) will investigate
- Canine breed-specific disorder prevalence
- Risk factors for important canine conditions
- Common disorders in other small animal species
This project reports on the most common disorders of dogs and cats attending veterinary practice in the UK, their longevity and mortality, and risk factors for chronic kidney disease in dogs.