Companion Animal Surveillance Initiative (CASI) Evaluation

The western Canadian Companion Animal Surveillance Initiative (CASI) was launched 2 years ago.  Small animal practicing veterinarians can report occurrences of specific diseases of interest throughout the year, providing a picture of occurrence over time (

Now it is time to evaluate our efforts to engage the veterinary community in this surveillance initiative. We are looking for interested individuals willing to be interviewed via telephone or virtual platform. Information gathered will be used to update the current initiative format.

While the time commitment is minimal (approximately 30-45 minutes of your time), your insights and feedback will be incredibly valuable.  To learn more or if you are interested in contributing, please contact Shaneice Fletcher-Hildebrand at or Maggie Coupland at This research has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Ethics Board.

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