About RCVS Knowledge

RCVS Knowledge is the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Our vision is to become the global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge. We will do this by providing a 3-fold service to the profession:

  • the Historical Collection – by providing historical knowledge about where the profession has come from, it’s triumphs and achievements, and the pathway through which it has achieved its current position in society;
  • the Library and Information Service – by providing an information service built on current scientific and technical knowledge of direct use to the practising vet and veterinary nurse;
  • the Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) project – by working with a wide network of interested people, seeking and assembling new knowledge, packaged to provide a must-have resource for the veterinary profession, built on the principles of “Evidence based” theory.

These three themes will be underpinned and facilitated by a grants and awards programme that both celebrates achievement, and builds new knowledge that will contribute to the EBVM and other projects.

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About the Library

The RCVS Knowledge Library brings together a wealth of print and electronic resources focused on animal health and veterinary science. We also provide a range of services to support continuing professional development and to help users keep up to date with the latest clinical research.

The Library also maintains the College’s heritage collections including the Historical Collection, which contains books on the art and science of veterinary medicine from 1514, and it’s archives, which offer a unique insight into the history of the British veterinary profession and the lives of the members of the RCVS.

About Veterinary Evidence

Veterinary Evidence is our online journal 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.

Its overall aim is to become the go-to resource for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine.

For more information and to submit your paper visit Veterinary Evidence !