SAVSNET: Collating Veterinary Electronic Health Records for Research and Surveillance

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Jones, P. H., Radford, A. D., Noble, P.-J. M., Sánchez-Vizcaíno F., Menacere, T., Heayns, B., Bolan, S., Wardeh, M., Gaskell, R. M., & Dawson, S. (2016). SAVSNET: Collating Veterinary Electronic Health Records for Research and Surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1).


Owners and pets frequently live in very close contact. As a result, surveillance of disease-related events in companion animals has the potential to deliver benefits for both animal and human health. SAVSNET"”the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network"”collects and collates real-time data from veterinary diagnostic laboratories and veterinary practices across the UK to support research and disease surveillance in companion animals. The data collected by SAVSNET is made available to a wide range of interested parties including academic collaborators, PhD researchers, students and commercial companies. As such, SAVSNET is a valuable resource for One Health surveillance.
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