ABSTRACT: Evidence-based veterinary medicine underpins clinical governance and allows us to make decisions each day based on current, relevant knowledge. Rather than a set of rules, evidence based veterinary medicine is a guide which can assist the thinking and questioning process. This principle can facilitate clinical audits and allow the development of SOPs and guidelines.


Lydia M. Barry BSc (Hons) RVN, Cert VNECC

Lydia graduated in 2017 from Edinburgh Napier University with a first-class BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing degree. She worked in private and charity practices, before moving to Paragon Referrals in Wakefield. Lydia is the ward team leader overseeing inpatient care and ICU. Special interests include nursing neurological patients, emergency and critical care and education.

Email: lydia.barry@paragonreferrals.co.uk

Keywords: evidence; governance; audit; decision

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (07)• July 2021 pp217-220

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