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Veterinary Medicine

Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine

Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) combines clinical expertise, the most relevant and best available scientific evidence, patient circumstances, and owners' values.

Resources on this page discuss:

  • Asking a well-formed clinical question
    • Includes Patient, Population, Problem; Intervention; Comparison Intervention; Outcome; Question Type; Publication Type; plus species, breed, sex, etc. (PICO or PICOTT+)
  • Acquiring the best available scientific research
  • Appraising the sources' quality, validity, and applicability
  • Applying answers to specific cases
  • Assessing if evidence improved patient care

Also, these resources support AVMA competency 9 ("Searches effectively for evidence applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases") skills.