VetCompass Australia collects demographic and clinical information from day-to-day veterinary clinic consultations around the country. We then use this wealth of data to investigate the range and frequency of health problems seen in cats, dogs and horses. Ultimately this will give us a greater understanding of these diseases and conditions and so improve their identification, treatment and prevention.

The system and data are managed and used by a consortium of all seven of Australia’s veterinary schools: the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, Murdoch University, Charles Sturt University and James Cook University. Academics, clinical staff and students at these schools have the opportunity to apply for access to the data for projects investigating a broad range of topics. 


Veterinary and Animal Research Data Commons

Australia's seven veterinary schools have again come together, this time to build a new platform, the Veterinary and Animal Research Data Commons (VARDC). Read more about this new project.

A shift towards early-age desexing of cats under veterinary care in Australia


The global problem of unowned domestic cats, driven by their phenomenal reproductive success, carries significant economic, animal welfare and biodiversity costs. 

Mortality resulting from undesirable behaviours in dogs aged three years and under attending primary-care veterinary practices in Australia


Read the latest research into undesirable behaviours in dogs.