Major players unite in commitment to evidence-based veterinary medicine

The University of Nottingham is one of 15 major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies, that have come together to affirm their commitment to veterinary medicine based on sound scientific principles, in a new publication produced by RCVS Knowledge and the charity Sense about Science.

Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Matters: Our Commitment to the Future represents the first time this broad and influential group have formally united in support of a single issue.

The publication serves to demonstrate the profound and wide-ranging impact that evidence can have – and has had – on animal health and welfare. It also provides a convincing rationale for all veterinary professionals to contribute to the evidence base and put evidence into practice, to the benefit of animals, owners and veterinary teams themselves.

Professor Sarah Freeman, from the University of Nottingham, and lead of the Nottingham Colic Group, said: “We are delighted to be part of this new initiative. We have a strong commitment to evidence-based medicine embedded throughout our teaching and research, and through our Centre of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine.”

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