About Us

June 9, 2017

RCVS Knowledge is the independent charity associated with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Our ambition is to become a global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge by providing access to information that is of immediate value to practising veterinary professionals and directly contributes to evidence based clinical decision-making.


Veterinary Evidence 

is an online, open access journal owned and published by RCVS Knowledge. The journal is aimed at veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, paraprofessionals and allied professions in the international veterinary community. 

It is a platform for a wide range of veterinary topics from economics to clinical practice and teaching; anything that may help a clinician in practice. Articles considered are: knowledge summaries, research articles, commentaries, clinical audit, multimedia, systematic reviews, case studies and teaching articles.  

Veterinary Evidence provides practitioners with information they can use in practice and it aims to become the go-to resource for evidence-based veterinary material. 


RCVS Vet History 

is a five year project, in which the wealth of these historically rich, but previously untapped, collections will be preserved and made more accessible to the public. The recruitment of a full-time qualified archivist from October 2015 has improved the long-term care and organisation of the material, and the project will culminate in two major public outputs:

RCVS Vet History Archive Catalogue – An online database with descriptions of material catalogued to international archive standards, fully searchable with biographical profiles for major persons featured in the collections.

RCVS Vet History Digital Collections – An online repository displaying high resolution digital surrogates of priority documents from both the archive collections and also the historical library collections held at RCVS. These high quality images are to be viewed through ‘Universal Player’, with features such as deep zoom, rotation, one-click page turns, thumbnail lists and hyperlinks to catalogue records.


Veterinary Evidence and EBVM Network are RCVS Knowledge initiatives. For more information please contact us at editor@veterinaryevidence.org.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Trust (trading as RCVS Knowledge) is a registered Charity No. 230886. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 598443.