Surveys for members of the profession

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Help advance veterinary science by completing these surveys from your veterinary peers. If you would like your survey to be considered for inclusion, please submit details to communications@ava.com.au.

 

Survey 1:

Will you share your perspectives of neurology? 

How do you feel when you see your next consult sounds like it could be neurological? Whether the prospect of a neurological case fills you with joy, fills you with dread, or anything in between, researchers at Massey University would like to know about your perspectives of veterinary neurology. No matter what sector of the profession you are in, if you are registered with the regulatory bodies of Australia, New Zealand or the UK, you are eligible to share your opinions of neurology in this survey. It is hoped the findings will improve our approach to veterinary education in the areas of neuroscience and clinical neurology.  

This anonymous survey is expected to take approximately 25 minutes and will be open for four weeks. You may stop the survey at any time or decline to answer any question. Submission of the survey will be taken as consent to participate. Please note that this study assesses perspectives not competency.   

Should you wish, on survey completion you may enter your email address for the chance to win an AUD$60/£30 Amazon gift voucher – there are fifteen vouchers to be won. If you choose to enter, you will be redirected to a new page to ensure your email address is not linked to your survey answers.  

You may access the survey here: https://massey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5vCPpH8ZBxPBMjA  

Any information you provide about your experiences and perspectives of neurology will be gratefully received. Should you have any questions, please contact: A.Shea@massey.ac.nz  

Posted on 24th June 2022

 

Survey 2:

Researchers at Murdoch University invite veterinarians to complete an online survey on brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) and brachycephalic dog management. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.

The aim of this study is to assess general practitioner veterinarians understanding and perceptions of BOAS, the recommendations they make based on their understanding and perceptions of the disease and the unique challenges they face managing brachycephalic dogs over their lifetime. We aim to:

  • Establish existing knowledge & knowledge gaps
  • Identify extrinsic factors influencing knowledge, attitudes & perceptions
  • Identify veterinary barriers to patient treatment access

Please click here to begin the survey. You can save your progress and return if needed.

Details of the study are as follows:

“A breath of fresh air” - exploring veterinary-based barriers to Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) treatment.

By Madison Amy Carter

Supervisors: Dr. Carla Appelgrein & Dr. Melinda Bell

Limits to withdrawal: Your participation is entirely voluntary, however, if you change your mind about participating and wish to withdraw simply close your browser to exit the survey. Note, though, once you give consent to participate at the end of the survey your responses will be uploaded and it will not be possible to withdraw or amend them because we cannot tie responses to you as an individual. You will be prompted at the completion of the survey to provide consent to participate and for your answers to be recorded.

Possible Risks: This survey will ask about your experiences in managing the health of brachycephalic dogs. If this triggers feelings of distress for you, please do not hesitate to reach out. The following services offer 24/7 advice:

  • Beyondblue (1300 22 4636)
  • Lifeline Australia (13 11 14) · Black Dog Institute (accessible via www.mycompass.org.au)

Benefits of the study: While there is no guarantee that you will personally benefit, the knowledge gained from your participation may help others in the future as the industry responds to the knowledge gaps identified in this study.

Privacy: all responses are anonymous and strictly confidential.

Researchers contact details:

Posted on 20th May 2022

 

Survey 3:

Have you ever treated a dog with snake envenomation?

Here is your chance to contribute to our knowledge on this interesting topic!

It only takes 5-15 minutes.

The University of Sydney is conducting an anonymous survey designed to investigate the current practices in the diagnosis and treatment of canine snakebite patients across Australia, with a focus on the number of vials of antivenom being used, the decision-making surrounding this and any adverse events. It is open to any veterinarian in Australia who has been involved with snake envenomation in dogs.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the following link: Australian Canine Snakebite Survey. If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser: https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=F4TFHL4CC3

Please consider forwarding this email/link to any colleagues who you feel may be able to participate. The more responses we receive, the more accurate the information.

Posted on 13th May, 2022

 

Survey 4:

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is conducting a research study to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of cats presenting with lower urinary tract signs. The purpose of this study is to determine which diagnostic and treatment techniques Australian veterinarians use most commonly when a cat presents with lower urinary tract signs. Taking part in this study is voluntary, and responses are completely anonymous. We are seeking Australian veterinarians who have seen a case of feline lower urinary tract signs (FLUTS) in the last 12 months to make an important contribution to our study via completion of a brief online survey.

Click here to access the survey.

Please contact Dr Mary Thompson on +61 2 9351 3437 or email Ms Elizabeth Maher for further information.

 

Survey 5:

Veterinarians are encouraged to participate in the Department of Primary Industries survey on enhancing passive disease surveillance in livestock in NSW. You can access the survey here. The survey will be open until 30 April 2022.

The survey is aimed at government district veterinarians (DVs) and private veterinary practitioners (PVPs) who see and treat livestock – whether they’re production animals or livestock kept as pets. Outcomes of the survey will help to inform the development of a framework to support PVPs and DVs to increase awareness of significant animal diseases, exclusion sampling and testing of cases with clinical syndromes consistent with priority emergency animal diseases for Australia.

More information about the Enhancing passive disease surveillance in livestock in NSW project can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Nic Schembri at nic.schembri@dpi.nsw.gov.au

 

Survey 6:

Researchers at Charles Sturt University seek responses for a survey: 'Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging'.

The survey can be accessed here.

 

Survey 7:

We are seeking to document the methods of euthanasia utilised by Australian veterinarians.

Euthanasia of companion animals is performed in both emergency and non-emergency circumstances by veterinarians in Australia.

The survey is open to veterinarians registered in an Australian State or Territory. All participants must be over 18 years of age.

This online survey is completely anonymous, and we estimate it will take no longer than 10 minutes.

You can choose to withdraw from the study at any time until you press the SUBMIT button at the end of the survey.

For further information including a participant information statement and to access the link, please copy and paste the following link into your browser, or click here.

The study is being undertaken by DVM Research and Enquiry students Hedia Chan and Bri Pepper.

For inquiries about this study, please contact Anne Quain at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

 

Survey 8:

Calling out to all small animal vets working in either general practice or emergency centres in metropolitan areas* of Australia to participate in a mental health survey on burnout: 

This survey is hosted by a research group from the University of Sydney and they’re keen to find out:

1) The prevalence of burnout among Australian general practice and emergency veterinarians

2) What workplace factors or practices contribute the most to burnout

The survey hopes to contribute to the solution of building a sustainable profession by promoting tangible, evidence-based workplace changes. We want everyone to be heard. So please, if you have a free 10 minutes, consider filling out this survey.

We also encourage you to share this survey with your peers.

If you have any questions pertaining to this survey, please feel free to contact Dr. Emily Li (kun.li@sydney.edu.au)

* Survey participation is restricted to vets practising in a metropolitan area to limit confounding demographic variabilities. Definition of a metropolitan area according to the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification (RRMA) 1991 is an urban centre with a population of 100 000 or more. If you are unsure, you can check your RRMA classification by searching your suburb on: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator.

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