Founded in 2004, the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) [United States] professional organization with an international scope. Were were founded to better organize the emerging research, training and practice of evidence-based medicine.

Evidence-based veterinary medicine is the formal strategy to integrate the best research evidence available combined with clinical expertise as well as the unique needs or wishes of each client in clinical practice. Much of this is based on results from research studies that have been critically-designed and statistically evaluated.

Our governance model includes a Board of Directors (President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Executive Secretary and Treasurer), and an Executive Committee comprised of Regional Directors (see below), Chairs of our Core Committees (Education, Research and Communications & Outreach) and our Organizational Liaisons.

Board of Directors

Virgina Fajt, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

President (2016-2018)

Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Stuart W. Turner, DVM, MS

Immediate Past-President (2014-2016)

Biomedical Informaticist
(Life Sciences, Clinical, Translational, Public Health)
Leafpath Informatics (Davis, California, U.S.)
Past-President, Association for Veterinary Informatics


This position is currently open.

Heather Moberly, MSLS, AHIP

Executive Secretary

Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Medical Science Library, Texas A&M University

Thomas Doker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CPH


Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

Brennen McKenzie, MA, VMD

Past President (2012-2014)

SkeptVet Blog
Science-Based Medicine Blog

Regional Officers

Daniel J. Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC

Northeastern, United States (2015-2019)

Associate Professor, Section of Emergency and Critical Care & Associate Chair of the Committee on Teaching and Clinical Service, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ann Viera, MLIS

Regional Director: Southern, United States (2014-2018)

Veterinary Medicine Librarian, Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Tennessee

Robert Larson, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM (Epidemiology), ACAN

Central, United States (2014-2018)

Professor, Production Medicine
Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman Chair Food Animal Production Medicine
Executive Director, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Carmen Czachor, DVM

Western United States/Mexico (2013-2017)

Family Veterinary Clinic, Port Angeles, Washington

Marnie Brennan, BSc (VB), BVMS, PhD

International (2015-2019)

Deputy Director, Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine and Lecturer in Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

David F. Kelton, DVM, MSc, PhD

Canada (2014-2018)

Professor of Epidemiology and Dairy Health, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph