Why NewMetrica

Why NewMetrica

NewMetrica was established in 2013, building on from more than 25 years research into animal pain assessment by a multidisciplinary team working at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

From an initial focus on acute pain measurement, around fifteen years ago, research into the impact of chronic pain lead to  the development of robust instruments designed to measure health – related quality of life (HRQL) in non-verbal species.

Using a foundation of best practice in human healthcare measurement, products such as VetMetrica  have been specifically designed to measure how an animal “feels” from its individual perspective.

This novel approach supports a significant shift in veterinary care and animal welfare more generally, from the avoidance of poor quality of life to the attainment of good or excellent quality of life.