About Us

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

(Leadership positions are based on a fiscal year from 1 July to 30 June)

President (2018-2020)

This position is currently open.

Immediate Past-President (2016-2018)

Virgina Fajt, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

President-Elect (2018-2020)

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

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

Regional Director: Southern, United States (2018-2022)

This position is currently open.

Central, United States (2018-2022)

This position is currently open.

Western United States/Mexico (2017-2021)

This position is currently open.

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

Canada (2018-2022)

This position is currently open.