Practice-based research is a very important and valuable aspect of the work of the CEVM. It is important that we undertake research to answer questions relevant to everyday practice.
To date our work has focused on first opinion practice, as this is where most animals are treated. We aim to involve veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, owners and their animals in our work, to ensure the results can be used to maximise the benefit to animal health and welfare.
The CEVM has set up a network of sentinel practices that we work with to design and implement a number of research projects. The researchers then discuss the results of these studies with the practices prior to publication. The types of studies we can do include both observational and interventional studies.
We aim to regularly work with 30-40 practices on our various studies and the network of interested practices is slowly growing. If you are interested in being involved, please contact us.