Surveys for members of the profession


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


The University of Sydney - On-Farm Testing in the Australian Red Meat Industry: A Survey of Farmers and Veterinarians.

The aim of this survey is to understand what producers and veterinarians require from on-farm diagnostic tests and what factors influence their tendency to use them. This may help to inform test development and implementation strategies.

 Veterinarians or producers who are over 18 years old and involved in the Australian red meat industry (i.e., care for cattle, sheep or goats) are invited to participate. The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. At the conclusion of the survey, there is an opportunity to enter a prize draw. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of The University of Sydney (protocol number 2024/261).

Survey link:


The University of Sydney - Survey investigating the current practices use by Australian Veterinarians in inducing emesis in dogs and cats.

Are you a veterinarian who has induced vomiting in a dog or cat? We are seeking to understand current practices regarding induction of emesis in canine or feline veterinary patients to participate in an anonymous, online survey (Human Ethics 2023/HE000914). We invite you to participate in a 10-minute online survey. 

Survey link:

This survey is open registered Veterinarians over the age of 18 working within Australia. Participation in this study is voluntary and anonymous. 

Should you wish to contact us about this study, please email Dr Anne Quain  

Posted on 26 April 2024


University of Adelaide: Veterinary Professionals' Experiences of Trauma at Work

This survey is short and has one purpose - to determine if veterinary professionals experience stressful life events in their daily work that could contribute to experiences of trauma. Veterinary professionals refers to veterinary nurses, veterinary students who are in final years, veterinarians, veterinary laboratory professionals, lecturers in veterinary courses, veterinary researchers etc.,

Veterinary professionals can be exposed to experiences such as animal mistreatment, aggressive interactions with clients, animal attacks, loss of patients during procedures, convenience euthanasia and cumulative stressful life/work experiences that can potentially create trauma.

We hope this research will assist our understanding of potential experiences of stressful life events and how best to support veterinary professionals. Human Research Ethics Committee Approval Number: H-2022-210.

Survey link  

Posted on 5 December 2023


The University of Cambridge Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance Group at the Department of Veterinary Medicine Research Survey: Hendra virus awareness and the adoption of prevention measures among horse owners and equine veterinarians

The purpose of this research project is to survey the awareness of infectious diseases affecting horses in Australia, to better inform veterinary and public health.  The results of this survey will provide important information about how prepared horse owners and vets are for a case of Hendra virus. 

You are invited to participate in this online survey because you are involved in the horse industry. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Your responses will be anonymous, and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only and your responses may be published or printed, but no identifying information will ever be revealed.

Survey link:

This project has been granted ethic approval by the Department of Veterinary Medicine’s Ethics and Welfare Committee at the University of Cambridge (CR619:  Hendra Virus Awareness in Australia).

Posted on 17 November 2023


The University of Sydney Research Study: Evaluation of self-perceived competence in behavioural medicine of recent veterinary graduates

We aim to find out how recent veterinary graduates in Australia perceive their level of competency in behavioural medicine, as well as determine factors which contribute to their perception. This will provide an insight into how the Australian veterinary curriculum may be improved to ensure students feel well-prepared for their first role in the profession.

For this study, we are seeking veterinarians in Australia with up to 3 years of experience in companion animal practice as well as graduating final-year veterinary students to complete an anonymous survey that takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. The survey asks for participants to provide some background information, details and perceptions of the behavioural teachings they received in their veterinary curriculum, and to indicate how competent they feel in various aspects of behavioural medicine.

We request that participants read the Participant Information Statement (also included at the start of the survey).  Survey link:

Posted on 10 November 2023



University of Adelaide veterinary worplace survey 

This survey is targetted at employed and locum veterinarians.

Researchers are investigating how the level of your expectations (perceived or promised) and your experience concerning pay and workplace conditions relate to your intentions to stay in the position.

The questions were arrived at with employed veterinarians including recent graduates and final year veterinary students. They include a broad range of topics covering pay, conditions, respect, team factors and more.

More information is available here.


University of Tasmania, Animal Care Professionals Research Survey

The University of Tasmania, School of Psychological Sciences is conducting research into mental health literacy, help seeking intentions and behaviours and mental wellness within the animal care community. This will be undertaken through an online survey (link below).

Learning more about the experiences of animal care professionals may help guide future research, allocation of resources and potentially assist in developing strategies and interventions to prevent and treat mental health issues present within the animal care industry.

The online survey will take between 30-45 minutes and uses scales consisting of a range of questions. The data collected will be anonymous, so participants are free to withdraw any time prior to hitting the submit button- after this time we are unable to ascertain whose information is whose. Once complete participants have the option to click on a link (which takes you offsite) and be put in the draw for 1 of 6 $50 vouchers.

All Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Surgeons are welcome to participate.

We can supply you with various advertising materials that can be used across social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn) to promote this study if required. Please also feel free to let us know if there is any free available space in any newsletter that you send out to your members.

This project has been granted ethic approval by the Tasmanian Human Research Ethics Committee (H29113).

Survey link below:

Thank you for taking the time to consider disseminating this studies details to your members.

If you have any queries, please contact:
Kristen Will,
or the research team leaders (listed below):

Professor Kimberley Norris
Dr. Crystal Meehan

Posted on 20 July 2023


Investigating veterinarians' attitudes towards immunocontraceptive use in cats

The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences invites veterinarians to participate in qualitative research investigating veterinarians’ attitudes towards immunocontraceptive use in cats. They would greatly value your input by completing a survey of around ten minutes duration. In doing so, veterinarians can go into the running to win one of two $50 VISA gift cards. Immunocontraceptives have been proposed as a future contraceptive for use in cats as an alternative to surgical sterilisation. As of yet, veterinarians’ attitudes towards immunocontraceptive technology as a means of fertility control in animals is unclear. It is therefore valuable to investigate the veterinary perspective of potential immunocontraceptive use, including understanding owner and veterinarian decision making when it comes to reproductive management of cats. This information will be highly valuable in informing future immunocontraceptive development and use in veterinary settings.Please read through the plain language statement which contains further information about the project. Once you have read through the document you can access the survey by clicking here.

If you would like more information about the project, please contact the researchers Drs Natali Krekeler, Ellen Cottingham, or Sharon Wills.

Posted on 13 September 2022

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