Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

Population research

Dogs in finland

To be able to undertake evidence-based veterinary medicine, veterinary surgeons need good science to support their decision-making. However, as the circumstances and values of the owners, and also the circumstances of the animal, need to be considered, the decision-making process is complex.

Hence, to practise good evidence-based veterinary medicine and understand the decision-making process, we need to study and engage with three populations: veterinary surgeons, owners and animals.

Many questions need answering including:

  • Who owns animals?
  • Where are they kept?
  • Why do owners/farmers seek veterinary attention? No animal can receive EVM if they are never seen by a veterinary surgeon!
  • What is important to owners and farmers, and what do they want from veterinary medicine?
  • What are the problems that vets encounter that need more evidence?

The CEVM currently has various studies addressing some of these issues.

Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 6576
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 6415
Email: CEVM@nottingham.ac.uk