Practicing the skills of evidence-based veterinary medicine through case-based pharmacology rounds. Academic Article uri icon


  • Accessing new knowledge and using it to make decisions is the foundation of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and owner/manager values. Reflecting on our experience with an EBVM-based clinical pharmacology assignment during a clinical rotation, we present the justification for the addition of an EBVM assignment to the clinical (fourth) year at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. We also present an in-depth analysis of the addition, recommendations for the assessment of this exercise as a method of improving evidence-based veterinary practice, and recommendations and implications for other instructors interested in adding EBVM-related learning to their professional curricula. We recommend adding EBVM skill practice in pre-clinical training, abbreviated exercises in EBVM skills on clinical rotations, and increased attention to critical-thinking skills in veterinary education.

published proceedings

  • J Vet Med Educ

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Fajt, V. R., Brown, D., & Scott, M. M.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Fajt, Virginia R||Brown, Dimitri||Scott, Maya M

publication date

  • January 2009