Introduction: What's next in Canine Epilepsy Research? Have your say!

Why should you take time to fill in this questionnaire?

Back in 2016 we asked vets and owners what their priorities for epilepsy research. Now we're back in 2020 to ask you again, to investigate what has changed and to identify the new frontiers in veterinary epilepsy research!

Why are we interested in your views on canine epilepsy research?

We are really interested to hear your views on how we can help improve the quality of life of dogs with epilepsy. A lot of research in both human and canine epilepsy has focused on which aspects of epilepsy have the greatest impact on quality of life, and which management options can most improve it.

We are interested in which areas of future research you feel would lead to the greatest improvement of the quality of life of dogs with epilepsy. We hope, with this information, we can guide the priorities of future research to make the greatest impact on progressing the field of canine epilepsy.

Data protection and informed consent:
The data collected in this questionnaire will be collated and stored at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC). Your completion of the questionnaire indicates your consent to participate in this study. We would appreciate it if you could include your contact details, but this is not required if you prefer your answers to remain anonymous. Your data will be anonymised as appropriate, and your contact details will only be used to contact you if we need clarification of the answers to any questions forming part of this questionnaire. Your personal information will be held and used in accordance with GDPR and will not be disclosed to any unauthorised person or body.

We are happy to send you an electronic summary of the study results (by email only) at the end of the study. Only the principal investigators in this study (Professor Holger Volk, Dr Rowena Packer and Dr Gareth Jones) will have access to the data on the returned questionnaires. The anonymous results will be published on the RVC website and in a journal.

We would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire only once. For us to receive your answers you have to complete the full questionnaire, which is estimated to take 5 to 10 minutes. We very much appreciate your help in our endeavours to further understand canine epilepsy. If you have any queries regarding the questions asked, please contact

N.B. The study was approved by the RVC Ethics and Welfare committee.

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* 1. I confirm I am over 18 and consent for my data to be included in this study