Journal article

VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science

Paul McGreevy, Peter Thomson, Navneet K Dhand, David Raubenheimer, Sophie Masters, Caroline S Mansfield, Timothy Baldwin, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Jacquie Rand, Peter Hill, Anne Peaston, James Gilkerson, Martin Combs, Shane Raidal, Peter Irwin, Peter Irons, Richard Squires, David Brodbelt, Jeremy Hammond

ANIMALS | MDPI | Published : 2017


VetCompass Australia is veterinary medical records-based research coordinated with the global VetCompass endeavor to maximize its quality and effectiveness for Australian companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses). Bringing together all seven Australian veterinary schools, it is the first nationwide surveillance system collating clinical records on companion-animal diseases and treatments. VetCompass data service collects and aggregates real-time, clinical records for researchers to interrogate, delivering sustainable and cost-effective access to data from hundreds of veterinary practitioners nationwide. Analysis of these clinical records will reveal geographical and temporal trends in the p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank colleagues at the Royal Veterinary College, notably Noel Kennedy, David Church, and Dan O'Neill. The support and assistance of the Australian Veterinary Association, the heads of the Australian veterinary schools, the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, the Australian Research Council, and the RSPCA Australia are all warmly acknowledged.