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VetTeamAMR for companion animal practice

VetTeamAMR provides veterinary teams with knowledge, resources and tools to make positive changes in their antimicrobial prescribing.

Led by our Companion Animal Clinical Leads, VetTeamAMR includes:

  • Our free VetTeamAMR Audit Tool (coming soon) helps teams to gather data to make the right, evidence-based decisions for their patients. This tool supports case-by-case reflection for patients having been prescribed antibiotics, as well as looking at wider practice use. Clients can be invited to report on treatment outcomes, allowing teams to see how antimicrobial prescriptions can be improved for specific clinical presentations. This is complemented by the ability to upload practice use data in bulk from one week, or month, to the next to allow for constant analysis and prospective planning for improvement in antimicrobial prescribing behaviours.
  • Our free VetTeamAMR Learning Platform is focused on improving antimicrobial stewardship in practice. The resources encompass a wide spectrum of practical, relevant, and applicable information, including what is antimicrobial resistance, how we categorise antibiotics, how to perform in-house cytology and antibiotic use for specific clinical presentations.

"Knowing that RCVS Knowledge are working with the professions to support our antimicrobial use and provide resources to help us improve is very exciting."

Meghan Conroy RVN

How to get involved in VetTeamAMR

VetTeamAMR Companion Animal Clinical Leads


Angela RaynerAngela is a Quality Improvement Advisor for RCVS Knowledge, Director of Quality Improvement for CVS, and is an RCVS Knowledge Champion for her role in improving CVS’ systems for controlled drugs auditing. In 2021, Angela completed an MSc in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at the University of Edinburgh. The programme supports healthcare professionals in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of healthcare systems.


David Singleton BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS

David SingletonDavid qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015, having discovered an interest in epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during his training. This led to a PhD exploring antimicrobial use and resistance surveillance in companion animals, which was awarded in 2019, again at the University of Liverpool. Most recently, his interest has expanded to developing and assessing behavioural and vaccine interventions to hopefully slow the rate of AMR development and dissemination in the medical and veterinary sectors, using both 'big data' clinical record-based and in-field approaches in the UK and Malawi.


Tim Nuttall BSc BVSc CertVD PhD CBiol MRSB MRCVS

Tim NuttallDr Tim Nuttall is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology and Head of Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He runs a busy referral clinic, with particular interests in atopic dermatitis, otitis, laser surgery and antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. Tim has written over 100 clinical and scientific publications and has presented over 180 lectures throughout the world. He has served on numerous scientific and clinical committees and has received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine.


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