Project

Challenges in veterinary communication: dealing with complementary and alternative medicine

Duration
01 January 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
communication skills animals alternative medicine
 
Project description

Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) is increasingly popular amongst pet owners. Most owners do not discuss CAVM use with their veterinarian, which could have serious implications for animal wellbeing. This project will quantify the prevalence of CAVM use amongst pet owners in Flanders, identify factors hampering veterinarian-client communication about CAVM and provide evidence on best practices for CAVM discussions.