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  • ~ VetCompass ~

      VetCompass shares and analyses veterinary clinical information to understand the disorders and improve the welfare of companion animals. Effective systems for the generation, sharing and application of reliable evidence are critical to improve the health of dogs. VetCompass is delighted to formally support and collaborate with the IPFD and DogWellNet which are critical elements in the international effort to better understand and enhance the lives of dogs worldwide.

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      Brief Bio: VetCompass shares and analyses veterinary clinical information to understand the disorders and improve the welfare of companion animals.

      About Us:

      4th International Dog Health Workshop Poster


      "VetCompass is an international initiative focused on companion animal health
      The Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System (VetCompass) is a not-for-profit research project prioritising companion animal welfare. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), in collaboration with the University of Sydney, is undertaking an ongoing study of companion animal disorders. We aim to investigate the range and frequency of small animal health problems seen by veterinary surgeons and highlight major risk factors for these conditions." Learn more about the VetCompass Vision.


      VetCompass works and for veterinarians (see and Dog Owners (


      "Progress so far
      A VetCompass pilot project ran from 2007-2009 across a small number of veterinary practices in the UK. Information gathered was used to report on antibiotic and glucocorticoid use in companion animal practice.


      The VetCompass project has rapidly expanded and exceeded 1.5 million unique animals in July 2014. Projects have used VetCompass data to study conditions as diverse as epilepsy, cancer and heart disease. Results from these studies have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. The output from these and future VetCompass research projects will increasingly benefit animal welfare.


      In 2013, an international collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sydney was launched. 'VetCompass Australia' aims to apply the UK VetCompass approach to companion animal health data collection for disease monitoring and surveillance across Australia."


      VetCompass Winter 2015 Newsletter
      The VetCompass Winter 2015 newsletter summarises some of the recent activities and successes of the VetCompass Programme:  VetCompass Winter newsletter 2015.pdf


      2022... See Research Papers listed under numerous headings...



      Based with The Royal Veterinary College
      In collaboration with various academic and other Supporters:

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      Leader of the VetCompass team is Dr. Dan O'Neill.


      Dr. O'Neill's position is supported by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (


      See more VetCompass Team information and contacts online at

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