Category Archives: Presentations, Lectures, Publications & Interviews

Pets deserve Evidence-based Medicine Too!

Here’s a recent interview I did for NPR on the SkeptVet Blog and the need for skeptical, evidence-based medicine for our animal companions. Why does the world need skeptical veterinarians? Pet owners need to know the pros and cons of … Continue reading

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IAABC Interview Discussing CAVM and EBVM

Here is an interview I did recently with an association of animal behavior consultants. We discussed a number of subjects that appear frequently here,  including the role of evidence and anecdote in evaluating treatments for animals, and the risks of … Continue reading

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EBVMA Podcast- What Is Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine?

Back in April, I was privileged to participate in the inaugural podcast of the Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine Association, a group I have worked with for many years, as a membership of the Board of Directors and former President. In this … Continue reading

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SkeptVet Talking about Alternative Medicine for Pets on the Prism Podcast

Had a great time chatting about alternative veterinary medicine on the Prism Podcast. You can download the mp3 below if you like or listen on the web or on iTunes.

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WVC 2015: Can We Trust the Scientific Literature?

INTRODUCTION Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) is the explicit and deliberate integration of scientific research evidence with the circumstances and needs of individual patients to support clinical decision making. It requires that the practitioner be able to find and critically evaluate … Continue reading

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WVC 2015: EBVM in the Trenches

WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (EBVM)? Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) is the formal, explicit application of the philosophy and methods of science to generating understanding and making decisions in veterinary medicine. It is often associated with academic research and university or … Continue reading

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WVC 2015: What You Know than Ain’t Necessarily So

INTRODUCTION Experienced clinicians often have an enormous knowledge base about the health problems their patients present with and the available diagnostic and therapeutic options. This knowledge is built over time from a variety of sources: basic pathophysiology and clinical information … Continue reading

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WVC 2016: What You Know that Ain’t Necessarily So

Here is my presentation on the evidence for a few common veterinary practices. INTRODUCTION Experienced clinicians often have an enormous knowledge base about the health problems their patients present with and the available diagnostic and therapeutic options. This knowledge is … Continue reading

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WVC 2016: The Laser Craze

Here are my notes and slides from my presentation of low-level lasers. WHAT IS LASER THERAPY? Laser therapy is, at its simplest, the application of light to living organisms to obtain health benefits. However, there is a bewildering amount of … Continue reading

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WVC 2016: Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

Here are the notes and slides from my presentation on Overdiagnosis. WHAT IS OVERDIAGNOSIS? A 5 year-old Labrador retriever presents for an acute cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Otherwise, the dog is healthy in every way with no clinical symptoms other … Continue reading

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