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Audience: UTK Veterinary College

Lists of books for courses years 1-4, + other teaching and research support

What's on this Guide: Recommended books and services for students on the Community Practice rotation.

Suggestions about additions to this list or book purchases are welcome.  Please send message to annviera dot utk dot edu

The TINY URL for this guide is

Fricke Revised Evidence Pyramid for Veterinary Medicine: how to evaluate strength of evidence

Register for VetCompanion--point of care info. rated for strength of evidence for 170+ small animal topics

VetCompanion provides point-of-care access  to clinically relevant information rated by level of evidence on 170+ topics in small animal medicine via computer or mobile device. 


 Using VetCompanion in teaching and clinical practice at UTK can be part of the effort to meet the new AVMA COE Standard 5. Information Resources: "The program must be able to demonstrate, using its outcomes assessment data, that students are competent in retrieving, evaluating, and efficiently applying information through the use of electronic and other appropriate information technologies."

Students are invited to compare sample topic  VetCompanion with other information support sources for clinics. 

Some things to consider: VetCompanion is available on mobile devices, accepts no advertisements, and provides levels of evidence behind the recommendations for each disease topic.  See video for the way Summary, Causes and Risk Factors, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis and Screening, Treatment, Follow-up, Prognosis and Evidence are presented for each topic.

TRY UPTODATE for evidence-based info. especially for small animals:  Veterinary Companion the only service that offers veterinary medicine what human health care providers have via services like  Up-to-Date.

EBVM Toolkit from RCVS and Knowledge Network : for topics not covered by VetCompanion

Join the RCVS Knowledge Network and use the Evidence-based veterinary medicine Toolkit from RCVS for all other topics:


Books for Community Practice Rotations

Information Prescription Form 7/2014 and other flyers for clients

Prescribe trustworthy Web sites for clients, written expressly for them, using this form.

Books on Cats for Community Practice by a DVM for owners


Help with accessing electronic books and journals

off-campus access

Attribute to:  Ann Viera