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The challenge of teaching undergraduates evidence-based veterinary medicine
  1. R. Dean1,
  2. M. Brennan1,
  3. S. Baillie2,
  4. J. Brearley3,
  5. P. Cripps6,
  6. M. C. Eisler2,
  7. R. Ewers1,
  8. I. Handel4,
  9. M. Holmes3,
  10. C. Hudson1,
  11. P. Jones6,
  12. G. McLauchlan5,
  13. A. McBrearty5,
  14. E. J. Place1,
  15. D. Shaw4,
  16. R. Smith6,
  17. K. Verheyen7 and
  18. J. M. Daly1
  1. 1School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK
  2. 2School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU, UK
  3. 3Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK
  4. 4Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
  5. 5School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Campus, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, UK
  6. 6School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE, UK
  7. 7Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK
  1. E-mail for correspondence: rachel.dean{at}


The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons now lists ‘How to evaluate evidence’ as a day one competence for newly qualified vets. In this article, representatives from each of the veterinary schools in the UK discuss how the challenge of delivering and assessing the concepts of evidence-based veterinary medicine in a crowded undergraduate curriculum can be met.

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