Guiding principles

What are the guiding principles of the Knowledge Groups?

Women examinging a horseThere is no one-size-fits-all approach for Knowledge Groups, and members can shape their individual partnerships to respond to challenges in their particular area. However, the following are integral features of all Knowledge Groups:

  • The principle that good quality evidence should govern veterinary care and that Knowledge Summaries are integral to the dissemination of “just-in-time” knowledge;
  • The principle that EBVM resources should benefit those who directly care for animals: their owners and their vets and vet nurses;
  • Absolute transparency of methods and of interests;
  • A collaborative voluntary spirit shared by enthusiastic teams of mixed backgrounds and expertise which are coordinated in ways that minimise duplication of effort;