RCVS Knowledge Library staff

Free library support for authors of Knowledge Summaries

If you are thinking about writing a Knowledge Summary but wondering how to identify and get hold of the full text of relevant articles on your chosen topic help is at hand! The Library & Information Services team will work with you to identify the key search terms for each element of your PICO question […]

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Maintaining a focus

For a while now we have been publishing current awareness updates focusing on particular topics. Topics in focus highlight articles and reports and other information sources as well as a list of references from a literature search on CAB Abstracts. Recent topics include: Microchipping of dogs Treatment of epilepsy in cats and dogs Canine dermatology […]

Image of Reindeer from William Jardine's The Naturalist's Library Vol 21 Mammalia: deer, antelopes, camels etc. (London: Chatto & Windus)

Seasons greetings

Wishing all our followers a fun filled festive season.

Beaumont House memorial

Looking forwards, looking back – a Beaumont connection

In the grounds of Beaumont Estate, Windsor, now a hotel & conference centre where EBVM 2014 will be held on 23-24 October,  is an imposing war memorial designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott .  The memorial, unveiled in November 1921, commemorates pupils of Beaumont College – the Jesuit School which operated on the site until […]

Paintings made public

In our 168 years we have collected a wealth of paintings, enough to fill a small gallery! We are by no means unique in this so it’s no surprise that the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC started an ambitious project to put all the UK’s oil paintings in public ownership online. They have […]

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The importance of evidence

Recently I have attended two events:  the Trust organised symposium on Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM)* The sceptical vet: eminence or evidence? and the 50th anniversary meeting of the Veterinary History Society (VHS) The EBVM event was the first time in the UK that such a large group of people, from all sectors of the profession, had […]

‘After Hours’ at the Natural History Museum

Thousands of visitors of all ages, gathered for the Natural History Museum’s largest ever ‘Science Uncovered’ event. Science institutions all over Europe threw open their doors and stayed up late to bring the general public a little bit closer to Science. With cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere, After Hours at the Natural History Museum has […]

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Scientific discovery and champagne cocktails

The Natural History Museum hosts another Science Uncovered event next Friday, 28 September; this one is bigger and better than before! For the first time, the RCVS Charitable Trust will have their own veterinary station so we invite you to literally feel your way with the latest in medical simulation. We’ll have veterinary students and […]

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Flying the flag for RCVS Day

It is RCVS Day today – the day of our Annual General Meeting and Presentation of Awards. To mark the occasion the College flag is being flown on Belgravia  House.  The flag displays the College arms which were granted in July 1844. The official description in the Grant of Arms is: “Arms: argent, a cross […]

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Great news for new grads!

We are thrilled to have been awarded £25,000 by the Higher Education Academy/JISC as part of the Open Educational Resources programme Open Educational Resources to help new practitioners cope is a really exciting project for us to be involved in.  We will be working in partnership with UK veterinary schools and other organisations to find […]