Category Archives: Presentations, Lectures, Publications & Interviews

Veterinary Practice News Evidence-based Medicine Column

Last summer, I was asked to take over the Evidence-based Medicine Column (previous the Alternative Medicine Column) in the trade magazine Veterinary Practice News from Dr. Narda Robinson. This was an excellent opportunity to  illustrate the principles and techniques of … Continue reading

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Presentation of Placebos in Animals

Here are the notes and slides for a recent presentation on placebo effects in veterinary medicine. WHAT IS A PLACEBO? Despite the fact that most people have heard of the placebo effect and feel they have some understanding of what … Continue reading

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Presentation on Choosing Diagnostic Tests

Here are the notes and slides for a recent presentation on strategies for effectively choosing diagnostic tests. GOALS OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTING Ultimately, the goal of any test we run should be obtaining information that allows us to more effectively treat … Continue reading

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Presentation on Surgical Neutering Techniques

Here are the notes and slides for a presentation I recently gave comparing various surgical sterilization and neutering techniques. INTRODUCTION Among the most common surgical procedures in small animal practice are those for sterilization (preventing reproduction) and neutering (removing the … Continue reading

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Presentation on Cannabis for Pets

I recently gave a presentation for veterinarians on Cannabis as a potential source of medical therapies for veterinary patients.  There haven’t been many new studies in veterinary species since my last post on the subject in 2016, but that is … Continue reading

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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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