Funding for this research was provided by:
Kennel Club Charitable Trust (2018)
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Received: 7 August 2019
Accepted: 23 January 2020
First Online: 12 February 2020
: Ethics approval was granted by the Royal Veterinary College ‘Ethics and Welfare Committee’. The reference number was URN 2015 1369. Although no data fields relating to owner identifiable information are shared with VetCompass and all VetCompass reporting is anonymized, owner consent for inclusion of clinical records from their animals is verbally obtained using an opt-out consent approach. This method of consent was approved by the ethics committee.
: Not applicable.
: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.