Carenet, Clinical Animal Research Network, is a Nordic network of researchers and animal health care professionals. The network facilitates collaboration that strengthen and develop veterinary clinical research for sports and companion animals. Strong clinical research is important for sustainable development of the veterinary sector, providing conditions for high quality of care and patient safety. For society, clinical research is imperative to ensure animal welfare.
Good health and welfare for sports and companion animals through world-leading clinical research.
To fulfil the network vision, Carenet aims to achieve the following goals:
- High quantity of high quality Nordic clinical research for sports and companion animals
- Establishment of a Nordic funding body aimed at clinical research for sports and companion animals
- Well-developed research collaboration between actors involved in clinical research, such as academia, animal health care providers, governmental agencies and stakeholder organizations
- Knowledge building and information exchange between actors involved in clinical research for sports and companion animals
- High visibility of Nordic clinical research for sports and companion animals
- Broad awareness of sports and companion animals as a resource for a sustainable societal development
Chairman: Bodil Ström Holst, senior lecturer, Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Steering committee members:
- Anita Haug Haaland, Associate Professor, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
- Anna Hielm-Björkman, Adjunct Professor, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki
- Anneli Bjöersdorff, Group Education Manager, AniCura
- Asger Lundorff Jensen, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
- Marlene Areskog, Country Medical Director (Sweden), Evidensia
- Lotta Gunnarsson, Assistant State Veterinarian, the Swedish National Veterinary Institute
- Henrik Rönnberg, Vice Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Anna-Maria Andersson, Hygiene Director, Evidensia
- Gittan Gröndahl, Assistant State Veterinarian, the Swedish National Veterinary Institute
- Karin Holm, Clinic Director of the horse clinic at the University Animal Hospital, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Outi Vapaavuori, Professor, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, Helsinki University
Coordinator: Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.