Category Archives: Presentations, Lectures, Publications & Interviews

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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Generating Evidence in Private Practice

This is the proceeding and slides from a talk I gave at the ABVP Symposium in 2015. GENERATING EVIDENCE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE INTRODUCTION “…the practitioner is an essential part of the total research effort undertaken by our profession and, further, … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine in Private Practice

These are the proceedings and slides for a lecture I gave at the 2015 symposium of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. PRAGMATIC EVIDENCE-BASED VETERINARY MEDICINE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE  WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (EBVM)? Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) is the … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

The following is a summary and the slides for a presentation I gave recently on evidence-based veterinary medicine: WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE? Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been defined as the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in … Continue reading

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Publications

In addition to my work on this blog, I do write for the professional veterinary literature and lay press as well, so I thought I’d list some of those publications for anyone who is interested. Professional Literature McKenzie, BA. Evidence-based … Continue reading

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Discussing Pet Vaccine Refusal on The Pet Buzz

I had the opportunity recently to discuss the issue of vaccines and vaccine refusal among pet owners on The Pet Buzz, WSRQ Sarasota. You can listen to this very brief discussion here:    

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