Thank you to our 2020 reviewers

Dr Kit Sturgess MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC FRCVS1*

1Vet Freedom Ltd Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QT
*Corresponding Author (

Vol 6, Issue 1 (2021)

Published: 13 Jan 2021

DOI: 10.18849/VE.V6I1.464

2020 will be a year to remember! One of the standout features for me has been the speed with which ‘science’ has responded to the crisis in terms of developing and disseminating new information to the community highlighting the importance of digital communication – a space that Veterinary Evidence comfortably occupies. The availability of pre peer-reviewed papers has become the norm but it has also emphasised the essential need and benefit of the peer-review process as a significant number of pre-review papers have not made it through to ‘publication’ as issues were identified during the peer-review process.

As Editor-in-chief it makes me proud and thankful that Veterinary Evidence has a strong but agile peer-review process and I would like to thank all of our editors and reviewers for their continued support and their diligence in meeting demanding timelines during these challenging times allowing Veterinary Evidence to publish more content than ever before. Without your highly valued knowledge, expertise and insights Veterinary Evidence would not be growing into the key knowledge source that it is today.

The Veterinary Evidence Editorial Board Meeting was held for the first time digitally on 7 December with the largest number of editorial board members able to attend. Members from across the globe were able to take part in wide and varied discussions around the development of the journal, resulting in important strategic initiatives and some key action points to pursue. The availability of the board to attend digitally will facilitate more frequent meetings allowing the journal to be more inclusive, and responsive to the changing landscape, as well as providing a digital recording of the event available for those board members unable to attend.

Key areas discussed included development of the format of PICOs and further refining the process for approving them, strategies to encourage engagement and submissions from veterinary nurses, and the development of policies to encourage diversity and inclusion within the board and contributors to the journal, as well as ways to increase the reach of the journal. Having only been Editor-in-chief since September, I have been very impressed by how active and dedicated our reviewers and board members are and how dynamic and forward-looking Veterinary Evidence is as it matures into a key contributor to veterinary literature. None of this would be possible without your support for which I am very grateful.

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Jane Alexander

Fergus Allerton

Isabel Amores-Fuster

Davina Anderson

Debbie Archer

Sarah Baillie

Elizabeth Baines

Kayleigh Barker

Simon Bate

Kieran Borgeat

Jackie Brearley

Jenny Brown

Louise Buckley

Valentina Busin

Charles Caraguel

James Carmalt

Tim Charlesworth

Jacqueline Cole

Eithne Comerford

Francesca Compostella

Rachel Conwell

Matthieu Cousty

Janet Daly

Sean David Langton

Janny de Grauw

Luisa De Risio

Michael De Cozar

Laura Dixon

Dr Elizabeth McInnes

Jacklyn Ellis

Debbie Emmerson

Virginia Fajt

Erik Fausak

Dr Fiona Margaret Lovatt

Myra Forster-van Hijfte

Sam Franklin

David G Thomas

Jennifer Garcia

Barbara Glanemann

Merran Govendir

Dai Grove-White

Matt Gurney

Kelly Hall

Martin Hawes

Alastair Hayton

Guy Hinnigan

John Hird

Soon Hon Cheong

Jodie Hughes

Karen Humm

Jo Ireland

William John Mcluskie McFadzean

Stephen Jones

Nicolette Joosting

Alastair Kay

Latifa Khenissi

Christopher Leighton Norkus

Zofia Lisowski

Kate Loomes

Gwendoline Louise Covey-Crump

Panayiotis Loukopoulos

Cassie Lux

Sohier M Syame

Tim Mair

Clare Margaret Knottenbelt

Michelle McArthur

Anna Meredith

Tristan Merlin

Duncan Michael Barnes

Andy Morris

John Munday

Malcolm Ness

Constance Neville White

Margaret Nolan

Conor O'Halloran

Kazuya Oikawa

Joanne Oultram

James Oxley

Catherine Oxtoby

Nick Parkinson

James Patrick Crilly

Sebastian Patrick Arlt

Catrina Pennington

Roberta Perego

Robert Pettitt

Kirstie Pickles

Simon Platt

Nina R Kieves

Nicki Reed

David Rendle

Jacqueline Renee Cole

Paul Roger

Roger Smith

Suzanne Rogers

Silke Salavati

Rebecca Schofield

Michael Schoonover

Gonçalo Serrano

Tom Shaw

Virginia Sherwin

Ellen Singer

Eva Spada

Bryden Stanley

Mike Steele

Frank Steffen

Siddharth Sudunagunta

Adam Swallow

Elisabeth Swann

James Swann

Faye Swinbourne

Collette Taylor

Sam Taylor

Mary Thompson

Chris Thomson

Tom Towers

Andrew Van Eps

Elke Van der Vekens

Nieky van Veggel

Helene Vandenberghe

Claire Weeks

Richard White

Adele Williams

Mikolaj Wojciechowski

Maurice Zandvliet

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