Veterinarians with the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine and the University of Nottingham in Loughborough, U.K. are conducting a study to identify common disease conditions or clinical signs seen by veterinarians. The study will also explore awareness of evidence-based medicine within the veterinary profession.
Dr. Marnie Brennan, deputy director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine and lecturer in epidemiology at the school of veterinary medicine and science at the University of Nottingham, and Dr. Rachel Dean, associate professor in feline medicine at the University of Nottingham in the medicine and health sciences are organizing the study.
“We are interested in collecting responses from vets doing any kind of work – clinical, government, or advisory,” Dr. Brennan said. “In addition, we would like to identify which resources veterinarians use to obtain information relating to veterinary issues. We feel this survey is quite fitting considering 2011 is World Veterinary Year.”
Information is being gathered via Web survey.
“This research has received ethical approval from the school of veterinary medicine and science ethics committee at the University of Nottingham, U.K.,” Brennan said. “All responses will be anonymous. The findings from this research will be published in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented at conferences. Summary findings will be available to participants on request.”
Depending on the type of veterinary work performed, the duration to complete the questionnaire spans 10 to 30 minutes.
To complete the online questionnaire, click here.