- Should the kennel cough vaccine be given during COVID-19?
- Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis
- What's the difference between FCoV and COVID-19?
- What can we clean a patient with, and will this kill COVID-19?
- Does ultraviolet light actually kill COVID-19?
- Will good weather affect infection rates of COVID-19?
- When should we test an animal for COVID-19?
- How do Face Coverings work?
- What evidence supports use of face coverings?
- How and when to wear a face covering
- Do ferrets and other mustelids pose a zoonotic risk for COVID-19?
- Mink and COVID-19: The Denmark mutation
- What advice should we give owners of ferrets during COVID-19?
- How can we offer a cat friendly environment during COVID-19?
- How should we handle a ferret in the practice or rescue environment?
The Veterinary Evidence journal publishes the evidence that veterinary teams need.
Veterinary Evidence is the only free, open access, peer-reviewed journal for veterinary professionals that publishes evidence based on clinically relevant questions that respond to specific information needs. The journal is aimed at veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, paraprofessionals and allied professions in the international veterinary community.
Veterinary Evidence provides:
- Knowledge Summaries (short critical reviews of the best evidence on clinical questions)
- Audio Summaries (podcasts of Knowledge Summaries)
- original research
We also publish practice-based case studies, commentaries, clinical audits, guidelines, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, teaching articles, and book reviews, to give readers practical tools as well as evidence to use in their everyday practice.
Knowledge Summaries – also known as Critically Appraised Topics, or CATs – are designed to help veterinary teams solve patient problems efficiently. They are short critical summaries of the best available information on a defined clinical question. They provide a concise conclusion that should be easily accessible by clinical staff.
Practitioners can contribute to the evidence by writing a Knowledge Summary and submitting it to Veterinary Evidence. Find out how to write a Knowledge Summary.
What is it like to write a Knowledge Summary? Leanne Barry, RVN, wrote her Knowledge Summary for her Masters in Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing course and decided to follow through with the publishing process. In this video, Leanne chats with course leader Mary Fraser about the experience.
Don’t have time to write a Knowledge Summary but want to add to the evidence base?
Knowledge Summaries answer a specific and focused clinical query by appraising the best available evidence to help reinforce or inform decision-making. See our list of current clinical queries, submitted by fellow veterinary professionals.
If you have encountered a scenario in practice where you are unsure of the evidence, submit a clinical query. We will then add your queries to an online list for other colleagues in the profession to answer as Knowledge Summaries. Ask a clinical query.
Veterinary Evidence Student Awards
It is important that evidence-based approaches are embedded into the early education of veterinary students, and we encourage this through our Veterinary Evidence Student Awards scheme. Open to all undergraduate students studying any veterinary-related degree, students have the opportunity for their paper to be published in our journal and could receive one of three cash prizes. Find out more and meet the past winners.
“I'm absolutely thrilled to have won the competition and have really enjoyed the opportunity to further my scientific writing and evidence-based veterinary medicine skills. I would definitely recommend the experience to anybody interested in entering!”
Alexandra Bartlett, Veterinary Evidence Student Awards winner 2021