CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE - COMPANION ANIMALS

Speakers

Murray, Jane

Following an Equine Epidemiology PhD at the University of Liverpool (2001-2004), Jane joined the University of Bristol in 2005 as a Veterinary Epidemiologist.  This post was funded by Cats Protection, hence much of the next 12 years were spent on cat-related research, with a particular focus on factors that influenced neutering decisions made by cat owners.   In 2010, Jane set up the Bristol Cats Study and recruited owners of 2200 pet kittens in the UK to this cohort study.  Jane, with help from a study administrator, has achieved high owner retention rates over the first seven years of the study and by March 2017, four papers had been published and a further three papers were under review.  The early success of the Bristol Cats Study helped Jane, and a team of researchers led by Dr Rachel Casey, to put together a grant application to set up a puppy cohort and investigate three early-life outcomes.  Dogs Trust awarded the team a grant and the puppy cohort (Generation Pup) has since been launched.  In March 2017, Jane moved from the University of Bristol to take up the post of Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist at Dogs Trust to run Generation Pup.