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Discussion to advance evidence-based veterinary medicine

Rachel Dean, Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice at VetPartners, is to lead a discussion on the future of evidence-based veterinary medicine

VetPartners Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice Rachel Dean will be leading a discussion on the future of evidence-based veterinary medicine. She hopes to shine fresh light on the evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto that was launched in September 2020 and advance its next steps.

The live discussion will bring together a wide variety of people working in practice, research, education, publishing, charities, industry, professional organisations and policy who want to innovate veterinary healthcare. The meeting is open to colleagues working anywhere in the world and is suitable for vets, RVNs, students and other allied professionals.

Rachel, who co-founded the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEBVM) at Nottingham University before joining UK veterinary group VetPartners in 2018, will host the online meeting on 16 March from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Joining her will be the current director of the CEBVM Marnie Brennan, Suzanne Jarvis from Veterinary Record, Tim Mair from Equine Veterinary Education, CVS Group and Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, Chris Gush and Sally Everitt from RCVS Knowledge and Celia Marr from Equine Veterinary Journal and Rossdales Equine Practice.

Rachel said: “The manifesto defines the actions we need to take to turn evidence-based veterinary medicine from a philosophical concept to activities that progress the care we give to patients and clients.

“The evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto covers some key activities within our profession such as how we ensure evidence is available, relevant and useable in practice; how we undertake and publish research, how we teach our undergraduates, how we regulate drugs and carry out trials and how we use real world data to change the real world.

“Evidence-based veterinary medicine is a philosophy and way of thinking and we need to turn that into a way of working as it is important people have good evidence to make good decisions.

“We will work together to prioritise what steps need to be taken to bring the manifesto to life. To do this, we will network people with common interests in areas, such as practice-based research, teaching evidence-based veterinary medicine, reporting standards for journals, clinical guidelines, quality improvement and drug trials.”

you can join the meeting online.

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