Our vision

Our vision is to become the global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge. We will do this by providing a three-fold service to the profession:

  • the Historical Collection - by providing historical knowledge about where the profession has come from, its triumphs and achievements, and the pathway through which it has achieved its current position in society;

  • the Library and Information Service - by providing an information service built on current scientific and technical knowledge of direct use to the practising vet and veterinary nurse;

  • the Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) project - by working with a wide network of interested people, seeking and assembling new knowledge, packaged to provide a must-have resource for the veterinary profession, built on the principles of “Evidence Based” theory.

These three themes will be underpinned and facilitated by a grants and awards programme that both celebrates achievement and builds new knowledge that will contribute to the EBVM and other projects.

How we achieve this is set out in our Strategic Plan (PDF 237kb)