The non-clinical benefits of EBVM

12 September 2016

The implementation of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) is a challenge for those in general practice in the UK. The difficulties facing medical doctors when adopting evidence-based medicine are quite well documented, but the non-clinical benefits of EBVM are less well understood. The Royal Veterinary College is currently running two projects on the adoption of evidence-based veterinary medicine.

Royal Veterinary College logoA final year student at the Royal Veterinary College, Elisabeth Galligan – under the supervision of Professor Adrian Boswood, assisted by Lecturer in Business Dr Elizabeth Jackson, undertook the first project to try to identify the barriers perceived by those working in veterinary practice in the UK.

Dr Elizabeth Jackson will now lead on the second research project, which will expand upon Elisabeth Galligan’s findings, to build a business case for EBVM and reflect upon the non-clinical benefits it brings to UK veterinary practices.

The procedure involves filling an online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes. Your responses will be confidential. No information provided will be used to identify you or your veterinary practice.  The survey questions will be about your attitudes to evidence based veterinary medicine and how its commercial benefits can be extended to the UK veterinary community.

It is hoped that a better understanding of the barriers perceived by practicing veterinary professionals along with the benefits of EBVM, will make it easier for practitioners to more effectively apply evidence in practice.

We would welcome the participation of anyone working in general practice in the United Kingdom – whatever their opinion of, and expertise in EBVM.

To participate in Elizabeth’s survey please follow the link below.

Thanks for taking part.