We are currently recruiting participants for our questionnaire: Feline Handling in the Veterinary Clinic. This research is being conducted by Carly Moody (PhD Student) and Dr. Lee Niel from the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada. We would greatly appreciate your help distributing the survey information (see below) and advertisement (see attached), to your members and contacts via email, social media, newsletter or your organization’s website.

This questionnaire aims to identify which feline handling techniques are commonly used during routine examinations and procedures within veterinary clinics in Canada and the United States (US). The results of the questionnaire will be used to inform future studies assessing handling techniques that minimize stress in cats within a clinical setting.

Participants that meet the following criteria are eligible to participate:
•       18 years old or older
•       Currently a veterinarian, veterinary technician/technologist (registered or non-registered), veterinary assistant or other veterinary staff member working in a veterinary clinic within Canada or the US
•       Regularly handles cats for routine examinations or procedures

Please note:
•       We anticipate this survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete
•       All identifying information collected with be kept confidential
•       Participation in this survey is completely voluntary

Please use the following link to participate and distribute the survey:


If possible, please confirm you will be distributing the survey to your colleagues/contacts by simply replying to this email (no message is necessary).

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this research, please feel free to contact Carly Moody at [email protected] or Lee Niel at [email protected]
Thank you for your time!

Carly Moody

Carly Moody, MSc
Phd Student, Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph, ON, Canada
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +17783865020

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