We have created a wide network of interested people – vets, nurses, academics, students, and more - to seek and assemble vital veterinary knowledge. From this network, we have grown the new must-have resource for the veterinary profession. This resource is now live – Veterinary Evidence – our online portal, is built on the principles of evidence-based theory.
When making a clinical decision, today’s veterinary professionals are required to take account of an ever-increasing pool of scientific data, owners’ values and preferences, and their own clinical expertise. The modern evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach to clinical care has revolutionised patient care in human medicine and healthcare policy. The veterinary profession have demonstrated that there is a widespread appetite to extend the evidenced-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) concept.
“As a practising veterinary surgeon I, along with many others, recognise the emerging importance of Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine. We all wish to do the best for our patients but how do we find out what the current ‘best’ is? That’s were Veterinary Evidence will become so useful. You will also find links to other sites that are doing similar things; we recognise that this is too big a subject for one small organisation to do on our own. That’s also why we have developed an international network of people interested in the subject of EBVM we currently have 1,040 members in 44 countries.
One of the most important aspects of Knowledge Summaries is that they can, with suitable training, be produced by practitioners and nurses; many of the necessary aspects of that training can be found on this portal - a whole toolkit for professionals to learn how to formulate a suitable question, how to search for evidence and how to write a Knowledge Summary.
Please get involved – that’s the only way we will create exponential growth of the number of summaries available – along the lines of the volunteers who have developed the wealth of information available from the Cochrane collaboration”
Jacqui Molyneux – Chair of RCVS Knowledge