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Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine

RCVS Knowledge is committed to advancing the quality of veterinary care by providing veterinary professionals with access to high-quality evidence and offering support to implement evidence-based practice.

Our resources, tools and education support materials help veterinary professionals to deliver high-quality, evidence-based veterinary care to their patients. We do this through:

  • Library and Information Service (LIS): the only comprehensive veterinary library available to all qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK, providing access to a wide range of online and print resources, including search facilities through Discovery and VetMed Resource. Our LIS team can help you find the information you need to support your work in practice, research or further study.
  • Veterinary Evidence: our grassroots online open access journal, publishing peer-reviewed Knowledge Summaries based on clinical queries that respond to specific information needs. We also publish content relating to evidence-based veterinary practice to enhance the quality of care provided to patients.
  • inFOCUS: provides a journal watch of more than 100 journals and provides independent summaries to help busy veterinary professionals stay up to date with recent relevant publications with the potential to impact patient care.
  • Learning resources: our EBVM for Practitioners,  EBVM Toolkit, EBVM Learning course, Farm Vet Champions course and additional resources provide easily accessible guidance for those looking to apply evidence-based principles to their work.
  • EBVM Matters: a landmark publication featuring 15 major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies who affirmed their commitment to evidence-based veterinary medicine.