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RVC Research Online compiles the research outputs of academics and clinical staff from the Royal Veterinary College.
The aim of the repository is to: provide a long-term home for research outputs from the College; supply access to full-text versions of these outputs; support the practice of open science across the entire range of the College's research activity; and, increase the impact and reach of the College's research.



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Ionized hypercalcemia in 238 cats from a referral hospital population (2009‐2019) (2023)
Journal Article
Broughton, S. E., O'Neill, D. G., Syme, H. M., & Geddes, R. F. (in press). Ionized hypercalcemia in 238 cats from a referral hospital population (2009‐2019). Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16627

Background Ionized calcium concentration ([iCa]) is more sensitive for detecting calcium disturbances than serum total calcium concentration but literature on ionized hypercalcemia in cats is limited. Urolithiasis is a possible adverse consequence o... Read More about Ionized hypercalcemia in 238 cats from a referral hospital population (2009‐2019).

Community engagement: The key to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) across a One Health context? (2021)
Journal Article
Mitchell, J., Cooke, P., Ahorlu, C., Arjyal, A., Baral, S., Carter, L., …King, R. (2022). Community engagement: The key to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) across a One Health context?. Global Public Health, 17(11), 2647-2664. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2021.2003839

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a One Health problem underpinned by complex drivers and behaviours. This is particularly so in low - and middle-income countries (LMICs), where social and systemic factors fuel (mis)use and drive AMR. Behavioural cha... Read More about Community engagement: The key to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) across a One Health context?.

Applying clinical audit for quality improvement in canine dystocia cases seen at a UK primary-care emergency practice (2023)
Journal Article
O'Neill, D., Leicester, L., Reid, A., Marshall, R., & Gilbert, S. (2023). Applying clinical audit for quality improvement in canine dystocia cases seen at a UK primary-care emergency practice. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.2485

Background: The paucity of published veterinary clinical audits suggests that clinical audit is an under-used tool for quality improvement (QI) in the veterinary profession. Therefore, a continuous QI process was designed and implemented at a UK m... Read More about Applying clinical audit for quality improvement in canine dystocia cases seen at a UK primary-care emergency practice.