Table 1

Pairwise comparisons of the effect of species on knowledge of health and disease, confidence in treating and diagnosing, and confidence in anaesthetising

Knowledge of health and disease
DogsRabbitsGuinea pigsSmall rodentsReptiles
Cats0.735<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Dogs<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Rabbits0.002**<0.001***<0.001***
Guinea pigs0.024*<0.001***
Small rodents0.019*
Confidence in treating and diagnosing
RabbitsGuinea pigsSmall rodentsReptiles
Cats and dogs<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Rabbits<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Guinea pigs0.005**<0.001***
Small rodents<0.001***
Confidence in anaesthetising
RabbitsGuinea pigsSmall rodentsReptiles
Cats and dogs<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Rabbits<0.001***<0.001***<0.001***
Guinea pigs0.340
Small rodents<0.001***
  • Exact P values are shown apart from P<0.001. Reported P values are significant at *P<0.05, **P<0.01 and ***P<0.001.

  • Categories with less than or equal to five respondents were not included in statistical analysis.