Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine "is the use of current best evidence in making clinical decisions. In EBVM reduced reliance is placed upon intuition, unsystematic clinical experience, and pathophysiological assumptions as the basis for clinical decision-making, and puts the emphasis on evidence from randomized controlled trials or accurate recording of information."
Cockcroft, P. & Holmes, M. (2003). Handbook of evidence-based veterinary medicine. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing. p. 11-12.
From the University of Nottingham, BestBETS for Vets supports veterinary clinicians in making evidence-based decisions. The database can be browsed by animal, topic and/or intervention. Each BET is a simple, unbiased review of current best evidence on a very specific clinical topic. They are designed to be a quick and achievable method of incorporating evidence into clinical practice.
Supported by Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, CONSULTANT is a clinical decision tool. Veterinarians can search by diagnosis or by symptom(s) to retrieve information on diseases as well as additional references for consultation.
Index and abstract database to agriculture, forestry, and biosciences literature, including: journals, books, conference proceedings, reports, and patents. Includes literature from over 140 countries in more than 40 languages. Part of the Web of Knowledge.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
From CABI, VetMed Resource supports Professional continuing education for veterinarians. It includes over 60,000 full text articles. To limit results to EBVM, select "Evidence Based Research" in the Filter by Type drop down box.
Founded in 2004, the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA) is a non-profit, professional organization with an international scope. It was founded to better organize the emerging research, training and practice of evidence-based medicine.
From the University of Nottingham, this website provides information about on-going projects and useful resources for the veterinary profession to promote the use of Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine principles.