VETPARTNERS is delighted to endorse and contribute to the Evidence-based Veterinary Manifesto launched in this week’s Veterinary Record.
Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) is about making sure the veterinary profession uses the best information available to make informed decisions about the patients we care for. The manifesto describes the tasks that need to be done to enable the veterinary professions to deliver EBVM in a practical way that ensures our patients are at the centre of what we do.
VetPartners Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice Dr Rachel Dean has been integral in bringing the EBVM manifesto to life with colleagues in practice, academia, publishing, professional organisations and the pharmaceutical industry.
Rachel has an MSc in Evidence-based Healthcare from the University of Oxford and is a recognised international leader in EBVM.
Dr Dean said: “Practising in an evidence-based way is critical to ensure we do the right thing for the right patient at the right time. A key part of the VetPartners’ vision is to deliver outstanding care for our patients and EBVM is a route to achieving this.
“My role as co-chair of the Clinical Board at VetPartners is to support our teams to constantly develop and improve our standards of care. We want to be the best we can for our patients, our clients and ourselves – this is real life EBVM.”
The EBVM manifesto has several parts and its purpose is to ensure everyone, including clients, have a role to play in improving veterinary healthcare every day. The EBVM manifesto is about action and not words and demonstrates that a diverse group of people need to work together to improve animal health.
Dr Dean added: “VetPartners don’t want to just endorse the manifesto. We want to help bring it to life and actively contribute to the tasks that need to be done. Our clinical teams are the ones that can truly make a difference and change practice for good.
“As a large group of practices, we are perfectly placed to help educate clinical teams and clients about the importance of EBVM. We can also contribute to developing new evidence through our Quality Improvement activities and research projects, as well as integrating current evidence into practice.
“We look forward to working with other organisations involved with the manifesto. Together we will make a difference.”
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