The use of VetMetrica HRQL instruments raises the profile of preventative veterinary medicine within a health and wellness model of veterinary care and improves disease detection, including chronic disease which is often unrecognised and unreported.
It also adds another dimension to the monitoring of treatment, supplementing subjective owner report with measurement, the outcomes of which can be treated statistically to provide an evidence base. End of life decisions are made easier when deterioration in quality of life is quantified.
Regular use gives the owner confidence in the dog’s health status in between routine vet visits and
streamlines the consultation process, enhancing communication with clients and establishing stronger bonds with clients as partners in their animals’ healthcare