Student Research Projects

Veterinary Science students who succeed in securing one of these projects will have the opportunity to access and interrogate authentic data, helping to build analytical, research and clinical skills and knowledge. Each project will focus on aspects of a particular breed, and will contribute to, or result in, a peer-reviewed publication.

Available Projects

Students planning research projects as part of their DVM, BVSc or Honours programs are invited to engage with this exciting nationwide project. Using veterinary clinical data from VetCompass Australia, the studies will characterise different factors of individual breeds of dogs, cats or horses under veterinary care in Australia. At certain times, a further set of projects will be offered to determine the most common breeds for each species.

It is expected that research will be collated from the different streams of enquiry into a single report for submission to a journal. The projects dealing with the numbers of each breed will also be prepared for publication. Publications will benefit the students, universities, vets in practices, and the broader community.

Expectations

Students

  • code the data guided by a standard questionnaire
  • report on findings
  • work under supervision, within the bounds of the degree being completed
  • have the option to work individually or in teams

Schools

  • provide a supervisor and statistician
  • provide an academic champion to oversee and coordinate student work for publication (particularly important for bringing the three streams together)
  • invite members of the VetCompass Australia consortium who have contributed to the planning or delivery of a manuscript to be co-authors

VetCompass Australia

  • provides access to a steady stream of authentic data
  • coordinates of all aspects of the data collection, storage and management
  • conducts HREC administration
  • provides technical and project support for students and their supervisors

Current Breeds

Each university has selected a combination of breeds that will be offered in 2018 or 2019. These are:

  • Australian Cattle Dog – Murdoch University
  • Australian Kelpie – Murdoch University
  • Australian Stockhorse – Charles Sturt University
  • Beagle – University Of Queensland
  • Bernese Mountain Dog – Charles Sturt University
  • Birman – University of Melbourne
  • Border Collie – Murdoch University
  • Boxer – James Cook University
  • Bullmastiff – University of Sydney
  • Burmese – University of Sydney
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – University of Sydney
  • Chihuahua – University of Melbourne
  • Clydesdale Horse – Charles Sturt University
  • Cocker Spaniel – University of Adelaide
  • Cornish Rex – University of Adelaide
  • Dachshund – University of Sydney
  • Dalmatian – University of Adelaide
  • Devon Rex – Charles Sturt University
  • French Bulldog – University of Sydney
  • German Shepherd – University Of Queensland
  • Golden Retriever – James Cook University
  • Great Dane – University of Sydney
  • Greyhound – James Cook University
  • Jack Russell Terrier – University of Adelaide
  • Labrador – University of Melbourne
  • Maltese – Charles Sturt University
  • Paint Horse – Charles Sturt University
  • Persian – University Of Queensland
  • Pomeranian – University of Adelaide
  • Poodle – University of Melbourne
  • Pug – University of Sydney
  • Ragdoll – University of Adelaide
  • Rottweiler – University of Melbourne
  • Schnauzer – University Of Queensland
  • Shetland Pony – University Of Queensland
  • Shih Tzu – University of Melbourne
  • Siamese – Murdoch University
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier – University of Melbourne
  • Standardbred – Murdoch University
  • Thoroughbred – University Of Queensland
  • Welsh Pony and Cob C&D – Murdoch University
  • West Highland White Terrier – University of Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested?

If you are interested in completing one of these projects, please contact one of the VetCompass Australia representatives at your university.

Sydney

Melbourne

Adelaide

CSU

Murdoch

QLD

JCU

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Labrador

Ragdoll

Devon Rex

Siamese

Schnauzer

Golden Retriever

 

Dachshund

Poodle

(ex. Standard)

Cornish Rex

Clydesdale Horse

Welsh Pony and Cob C&D

Thoroughbred

Boxer

Pug

Rottweiler

Pomeranian

Paint Horse

Australian Cattle Dog

Shetland Pony

Greyhound

West Highland White Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Cocker Spaniel

Bernese Mountain Dog

Border Collie

German Shepherd

 

Burmese

Chihuahua

Jack Russell Terrier

Maltese

Australian Kelpie

Beagle

 

Great Dane

Shih Tzu

Dalmatian

AustralianStockhorse

Standardbred

Persian

 

Bullmastiff

Birman

         

French Bulldog

           

 

Strategic Research Projects

Find out more about the Strategic Research Projects.

Major Research Projects

Find out more about Major Research Projects.