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Survey hears the voice of the veterinary profession

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THE BVA has begun to release the results of its first ‘Voice of the Profession’ survey, which was conducted earlier this year.

The survey, which was carried out on the BVA's behalf by the independent research company Alpha Research, was completed by 1208 vets, including 689 who work with companion animals.

Among the results released so far by the BVA is the finding that 98 per cent of the companion animal vets who responded to the survey believed that their clients' behaviour was influenced by what they found online. Forty per cent of these respondents said that owners' online research was unhelpful, with only 6 per cent saying that it was more helpful than unhelpful.

The survey also asked companion animal vets what the three most common health issues were …

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