Companion animal research
The pet population can be divided into owned and un-owned populations. At the moment we do not understand how animals move between owned and un-owned states, and how this affects their health and welfare. The ways in which these two populations are managed are very different, so the evidence needed to care for them in the best way possible is also very different.
Both the owned and the un-owned populations can be further divided into animals that receive veterinary attention, and those that do not. Understanding why owners/carers choose to seek veterinary advice, and what they want for their animals, is vital to ensure that the right studies are undertaken to meet the various evidence needs.
A number of projects within the CEVM address some of these issues. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the researchers if you are interested in the research or would like to become involved.