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VetCompass Australia publications and reports
A shift towards early‑age desexing of cats under veterinary care in Australia
Use of cefovecin in dogs and cats attending first-opinion veterinary practices in Australia
Domain Adaptation and Instance Selection for Disease Syndrome Classification over Veterinary Clinical Notes
A case-control study to identify risk factors for adult-onset idiopathic megaoesophagus in Australian dogs, 2017–2018.
Describing the antimicrobial usage patterns of companion animal veterinary practices; free text analysis of more than 4.4 million consultation records
Epidemiological study of dogs with diabetes mellitus attending primary care veterinary clinics in Australia
Identification of Microchip Implantation Events for Dogs and Cats in the VetCompass Australia Database
Managing mutations of a species: the evolution of dog breeding
Chocolate Labradors die earlier and have more ear and skin conditions
VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science
Risk factors for underweight and overweight in cats in metropolitan Sydney, Australia
New poster and flyer
ANZCVS Science Week
AVA Conference 2017
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Student Research Projects
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Participant Consent Form
In giving my consent I acknowledge that:
Animal health records from my practice will be collected by VetCompass and retained in the VetCompass database. They will be used to undertake statistical analyses and produce documents that will be in the public domain, such as PhD theses, external reports, published scientific research papers and the VetCompass website.
The researcher may approach my practice with the request for further clinical health details, laboratory or referral reports on the animal to validate the accuracy and completeness of the data collected. Participation in VetCompass does not put my practice under any obligation to provide these extra records. I understand that I will be asked to provide additional written consent for this to proceed.
Future studies may be developed to investigate a specific disease syndrome or risk factor further. Participation in this original VetCompass project does not put my practice under any obligation to participate in further studies if I do not wish. If I do wish to participate, a new consent form and ethics approval number will be provided for this study. I will be asked to re-identify the animal from the animal identifier code and send a letter of request and consent to the client for voluntary participation in this further study involving their animal.
The procedures required for the project and the time involved have been explained to me and any questions I have about the project have been answered to my satisfaction.
I have read the Participant Information Statement and have been given the opportunity to discuss the information and my involvement in the project with the researcher/s.
I understand that being in this study is completely voluntary – I am not under any obligation to consent.
I understand that my involvement is strictly confidential. I understand that any research data gathered from the results of the study may be published, however no information about my practice or my clients will be used in any way that is identifiable.
I understand that I can withdraw from the study at any time, without affecting my relationship with the researcher(s) or the University of Sydney now or in the future.
Practice Owner or Agent
Name of Practice/s
Address of Practice
Practice Website Address
I give permission for my practice/s to participate in VetCompass.
I consent to the addition of my practice logo and hyperlink to the VetCompass website.
In addition to the above Participant Consent Form, it would be helpful to know the following information. If you don't have this available at this time, we can contact you at a later date.
Which practice management software do you use?
Do you have developer/back-end access to your system? (yes, no, unsure)
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