Early in 2010, the Practitioner Committee of the EBVMA conducted a survey of practicing veterinarians in the United States concerning their familiarity with the terms and concepts of evidence-based medicine and their attitudes towards it. The survey instrument was based on those used in published studies involving medical doctors and nurses. There were significant challenges in obtaining an adequately large, representative sample of U.S. practitioners. Ultimately, 5000 veterinarians were invited to participate via a printed letter, and 119 completed web-based questionnaires were completed, a response rate of about 2.5%. While this does not permit meaningful generalizations to be made about the population of interest, the project was, at the least, an instructive pilot study, and further studies are planned.
The only way to preserve the figures and formatting of the results summary was to attach it as a .pdf to this post, which can be viewed using the link below.