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American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Reading List

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

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) 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.

From the ACVECC Reading List 2017:

"The following list of references contain the material that residents/ fellows are expected to learn with retention and comprehension during their training. To facilitate this, a recent edition of appropriate resources from each section must be provided on site at each Residency Training Facility. Computer access to the common veterinary and human medical databases must also be available on site at each Residency Training Facility.

"Large Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2017 are responsible for journal articles from the calendar year 2012-2016, and book titles published during or before 2016, and the Large Animal Additional article list.

"Small Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2017 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2014-2016, and book titles published during or before 2016, and the Small Animal Additional article list.

"Both Large Animal and Small Animal candidates sitting the General MCQ examination in September 2017 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2014-2016, and the journal articles that appear in both the Small Animal and Large Animal additional article lists.

"Please note that expected knowledge is duplicated in many of these references: it is not necessary or expected that residents will be familiar with every text listed. However, several suitable texts are listed to ensure that residents have access to all pertinent information. For each knowledge category in the Required Reading List, at least one edition of a textbook that covers the appropriate species of interest and is published within the last 10 years should be available for study and reference.

"The [Supplemental Reading List contains] reading materials that can also be reviewed in these topic areas for the species of interest."

Source:  ACVECC Recommended Reading Lists, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

This resource updated: 01/25/2017

Source reading list reviewed: 01/24/2017

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 12/07/2016

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

"Articles germane to the field of veterinary emergency and critical care for the appropriate species should be reviewed from the following journals:"

Required

Supplemental

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

Cardiovascular

Clinical Pathology

Emergency/Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Imaging

Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Nutrition

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Pediatrics

Pharmacology

Surgery

Toxicology

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

LA = Large animal, SA = Small animal, LA/SA = All species, Human = Human beings

Anesthesia | Cardiovascular |​ Coagulation |​ Emergency/Critical Care |​ Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte | Imaging |​ Infectious Diseases | Internal Medicine | Mechanical Ventilation | Medical Physiology : Neurology Ophthalmology | Pharmacology Surgery |​ Toxicology

Anesthesia

Cardiovascular

Coagulation

Emergency / Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Ophthalmology

Pharmacology

Surgery

Toxicology

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

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 10 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains article the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually. Multiple articles have been removed from this list compared to the 2014 version. This is not because the committee no longer feels these are important, but rather because the recently published second edition of Silverstein DC & Hopper K, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine 2015 has incorporated many of these articles into its citations.

"Please also be aware that while the majority of the questions on the examination will be based on literature from the additional article list and the recommended reading list some questions may reference other appropriate sources pertinent to our specialty."

  1. Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes
  2. Anesthesia/Analgesia
  3. Cardiovascular
  4. Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine
  5. Endocrine
  6. Environmental/Toxic
  7. Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas
  8. Hepatobiliary
  9. Immunology/Hemolymphatic
  10. Integument
  11. Musculoskeletal
  12. Neurology/Special Senses
  13. Nutrition
  14. Renal/Urinary
  15. Reproductive
  16. Respiratory
  17. Sepsis/SIRS/MODS
  18. Shock/Ischemia/CPCR

1. Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes

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

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 10 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains article the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually. Large animal candidates should appreciate that the majority of these articles are non-species specific and shared with small animal candidates. This means that they can be used for questions on the general multiple-choice exam."

"Please also be aware that while the majority of the questions on the examination will be based on literature from the additional article list and the recommended reading list some questions may reference other appropriate sources pertinent to our specialty."

  1. Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes
  2. Anesthesia/Analgesia
  3. Cardiovascular
  4. Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine
  5. Endocrine
  6. Environmental/Toxic
  7. Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas
  8. Hepatobiliary
  9. Immunology/Hemolymphatic
  10. Integument
  11. Musculoskeletal
  12. Neurology/Special Senses
  13. Nutrition
  14. Renal/Urinary
  15. Reproductive
  16. Respiratory
  17. Sepsis/SIRS/MODS
  18. Shock/Ischemia/CPCR

Acid-Base/Fluids/Electrolytes

  • None

Endocrine

  • None

Nutrition

  • None
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