EBVM - why does it matter?

EBVM is the process of using the most reliable evidence from clinical research, scientific understanding and veterinary practice to make the best possible diagnostic and treatment decisions for our patients.

The RCVS is committed to advancing standards of veterinary practice and strongly supports the efforts of its partner charity to encourage the development of EBVM and provide support for its integration into everyday practice.


Bradley Viner
Bradley Viner
RCVS President 2015/16

 

Every business decision made by a vet should be based on evidence.

Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Lecturer in Business,
Royal Veterinary College

EBVM is about having confidence and transparency in any clinical decisions you make. I love the assertion that we are all born scientists. If that is the case, EBVM satisfies the inner child. Your parents’ argument of “because I told you so” just doesn’t fly, you can demand why. The attitude of doing things because that is how they have been done diminishes our inclination towards critical thinking.

Erik Fausak
Erik Fausak
Veterinary Technology Instructor ,
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Evidence based veterinary medicine enables veterinarians to make informed recommendations about patient care, and communicate their certainty about those recommendations to clients. Communicating treatment options and expected outcomes to clients, then enables them to make informed decisions about their animals care. These days’ clients want to move away from ‘the doctor knows best’ approach to veterinary practice, and the partnership between the veterinarian and the owner is enhanced by the incorporation of evidence-based veterinary medicine principles into practice.

Annette M. O’Connor
Annette M. O’Connor
Professor of Epidemiology,
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University

Scientific statements without strong evidence are like trees without strong roots - they fell easily

Marios Charalambous
Marios Charalambous
Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery,
University College London

It is amazing what gems you find out when you go looking for the evidence. Try it and be surprised!

Dr Louise Buckley
Dr Louise Buckley
Lecturer - Veterinary Nursing
Harper Adams University, Newport

We are really excited to have a journal [Veterinary Evidence] that the sports medicine, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine specialties of small animal practices can call home.

Dr. Sherman Canapp
Dr. Sherman Canapp
Chief of Staff
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group

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