RCVS Knowledge - Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

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6 days ago

In this Research Focus podcast, small animal internal medicine specialist Scott Kilpatrick discusses his study on cobalamin supplementation in dogs with RCVS Knowledge Clinical Lead Sally Everitt.
They use Scott’s study as a jumping off point to discuss all manner of topics, including the benefits and drawbacks of doing research as a practicing vet, how to bring pet owners on board with research, and how doing your own research can give you a deeper understanding of research carried out by others.
You can find a transcript of this conversation here.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Dr Kit Sturgess, outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Evidence, chatted to two of the winners of our 2023 Veterinary Evidence Student Awards - Rebecca Hearne and Rachel Garrett - about their experiences of writing Knowledge Summaries for Veterinary Evidence and how it felt to be published in a peer-reviewed journal before graduating. 
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Monday Mar 18, 2024

Rosemullion Veterinary Practice were named Quality Improvement Champions in the 2023 Knowledge Awards for conducting an audit aimed at improving infection control and cleaning methods in clinical and non-clinical areas. In this Knowledge Natter, Lou Northway speaks to Abi Redfearn from Rosemullion Veterinary Practice about the audit. 
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Friday Mar 08, 2024

To celebrate International Women’s Day our Clinical Leads Pam Mosedale, Sally Everitt, and Fiona Lovatt speak about their careers in the veterinary professions.
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Thursday Feb 08, 2024

For this Knowledge Natter, our Farm Vet Champions Lead Fiona Lovatt spoke to Tonia Simms from the Farm Vets at Hampden Veterinary Hospital (VetPartners). Tonia won an RCVS Knowledge Award in 2023 for her work on auditing antibiotic use in surgical calf castrates, which reduced the use of antibiotics without compromising patient welfare.
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Thursday Dec 14, 2023

The School of Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College were named Quality Improvement Champions in the 2023 Knowledge Awards. In this Knowledge Natter, Lou Northway talks to Perdi Welsh and Niamh Clancy from the Royal Veterinary College about their winning initiative to incorporate QI within their post-registration qualifications, guiding students through a number of measures to carry out projects in practice, submit to peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.
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Friday Nov 17, 2023

In this audio summary, Alexander Wallace asks, in canine patients recovering from surgery for intervertebral disc disease, do passive range of motion exercises, compared to no intervention, lead to a shorter or faster rate of recovery? Read the full Knowledge Summary here.
Audio Summaries are a free resource that enable vets and vet nurses to more quickly and more easily access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

Friday Nov 10, 2023

In this episode, Helen Silver-MacMahon talks to Pam Mosedale about Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2023, and how you can get involved by making a start on your own clinical audits.
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Learn more about Clinical Audit Awareness Week

Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Sally Everitt speaks with Elly Russell and Julie Gibson about the paper 'Are They Thinking Differently? The Perceptions and Differences in Medical Disputes between Veterinarians and Clients'.
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Some further resources that are referenced in the podcast are linked below:
Read the paper by Russell, E. et al (2022)
Read the paper by Gibson, J. et al (2022)
Read the paper by Gibson, J. et al (2023)
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Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

In this VetTeamAMR podcast, Pam Mosedale speaks with Danny Chambers about the upcoming Antibiotic Amnesty.
Danny touches on his experiences working in equine and small animal practice to discuss why the Antibiotic Amnesty is important, and how you can get involved.
Get involved with the Antibiotic Amnesty campaign: https://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/amr/antibiotic-amnesty/
Disclaimer: the views expressed in this episode are that of the interviewee and are not necessarily held by RCVS Knowledge.
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