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Small Animal Veterinary Prescription Practices Survey

Colorado State University (CSU) and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CO CoE) have partnered to conduct an assessment of small animal veterinary prescription practices, perceptions, and factors influencing usage of antimicrobial drugs. This veterinary-led online survey has been designed for veterinarians practicing companion animal medicine (dog and cat). The nationwide survey seeks to gather expert veterinarian treatment recommendations for a handful of commonly encountered diseases in small animal practice. It also seeks veterinary opinions on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. The survey will takes approximately 8 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous.​

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The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is arguably one of the most important global challenges facing public health. Although significant strides aimed to reduce the use of clinically important antimicrobial drugs (AMD) have commenced, there is a lack of critical information regarding small animal veterinary prescription practices, veterinary perceptions of antimicrobial use policies, and motivating factors influencing AMD usage. AMR is a complex issue involving a plethora of dynamic social, political, and economical factors. Given the rapidly evolving landscape surrounding use of AMD in animals, generation of usage data and an assessment of veterinary perceptions and attitudes regarding AMD use is imperative for directing the development of effective trainings, tools and other resources for veterinarians aimed at preventing antibiotic resistance and promoting antibiotic stewardship. Moreover, baseline data on veterinary prescription practices will provide a metric by which future trainings, tools, and interventions can be assessed.


Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (Co CoE)

  • Dr. Elaine Scallan, PhD, Co-Director Colorado CoE, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Primary Contact: Dan Taylor, DVM, PhD candidate, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health,​

Colorado State University

  • ​Jennifer Martin, PhD, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences

The survey was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CDC NCEZID)



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