Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand06 June 2016
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers search and benefit from your brainpower and these skills.
Well, your professional and personal views are in demand from elsewhere too and organisations are willing to pay for them.
Vetspanel is one such organisation which pays vets for their opinions on aspects relating to animal health, nutrition and the veterinary profession. In addition, if you are nosy about what companies are up to and would like to know what is coming up in the animal health industry, you can glimpse a preview through Vetspanel’s surveys.willing to pay for them.
Vetspanel is a market research panel of veterinary professionals with over 16,000 members across Europe and the US.
The way it works:
- Members sign up to receive e-mail invites to online surveys
- You can complete the surveys in your own time
- Complete as many or as few surveys as you would like
- Get paid £10 to £100 immediately after completion of each survey
- Payment is by PayPal, in Amazon vouchers, Vetstream Vetacademy vouchers or you can choose to donate to WWF, UNICEF or Greenpeace.
Your opinions are fully anonymous and your data is used in accordance with the Market Research Society and ESOMAR’s ethical and legal guidelines. Your details will not be shared with anyone else, you will not receive any nuisance sales or marketing calls and e-mails. You will only ever be invited to take part in market research.
Typically, the research is commissioned by pharmaceuticals, equipment manufacturers, nutritional companies, associations and official bodies. They are in search of vets’ views on product ideas, feedback on performance, opinions on hot topics in the industry, etc. The feedback goes straight to boardrooms and feeds decision making, so you would be influencing the developments in the industry.