Proposed evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto

25 Jul 2020

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By Suzanne Jarvis

In 2019, Vet Record hosted a workshop at Evidence Live – a conference designed to disseminate and implement better evidence for better healthcare – on whether the evidence-based medicine manifesto that had been developed for human healthcare was suitable for veterinary use.

We published the debate along with a draft evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto for better health (VR, 3 August 2019, vol 186, pp 128-131).

We also made a commitment to publish a final version of the manifesto in 2020, and plan to do this at the beginning of September. We publish the proposed manifesto here (Box 1).

Proposed evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto for better health

It is proposed that veterinary professionals and other stakeholders should act according to the following principles to improve evidence-based veterinary medicine:

  • Vet professionals are the advocates of animals – patients not clients are the primary...