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American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) Reading List

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVCP reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVCP reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVCP reading list.

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) examination.

Residents are responsible for ensuring they are using the correct edition of a book for their exam.

Please ask your librarian, mentor, or specialty board examination committee if questions arise.

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination. The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list. Candidates also are encouraged to consider contemporary articles in reputable journals pertaining to veterinary clinical pharmacology and applied therapeutics. The most recent editions of the following are suggested reading:"

Phase I Exam Information for Candidates

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination.  The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list.  The most recent editions of the following textbooks are suggested for reading." Sources of Study Materials (updated 1/31/2014)

Phase II Exam Information for Candidates

Source:  ACVCP General Information for Candidates and Examination Information for Candidates.

This resource updated: 7/2016

Source reading list reviewed: 9/2014

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 1/31/2014

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVCP reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVCP reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVCP reading list.

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination.

"The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list.

"Candidates also are encouraged to consider contemporary articles in reputable journals pertaining to veterinary clinical pharmacology and applied therapeutics.

"The most recent editions of the following are suggested reading:"

This is only a convenience copy of the ACVCP reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official ACVCP reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest ACVCP reading list.

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination. The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list."

Books

"The most recent editions of the following textbooks are suggested reading:"

Regulatory References

"Download this document for a list of online regulatory information:"

Journals

"Recommended Journals or Items for Review (note that this list is not exhaustive and the prudent examinee would review other relevant journals for other relevant articles, particularly for timely topics). Journals for Review (last 3 to 5 years up to 6 months prior to exam date):"

Specific Articles - Strongly Recommended

For Consultation Only, As Needed for Clarification

According to ACVCP, some of the monographs were originally published in a Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics journal issues, which is likely where the name "JVPT-USP Monographs" originated.  They belong to AAVPT and are also called "AAVPT-USP Monographs," which are listed on the website as “veterinary clinical drug information monographs".

United States Pharmacopeia NF General Chapters

Chapter 1151, PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS

Chapter 1160, PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS IN PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING

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