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American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) Reading List

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

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) 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.

"Please note that this is a guideline for a reading list of textbooks and journals suggested for preparation for the 2016 board-certification examination with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

"Disclaimer:  Due to the very diverse knowledge base required of sports medicine and rehabilitation, this reading list is suggested, but not all inclusive.  Candidates should use the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation examination rubric for identification of examination topics and the percentage distribution of examination questions within in each topic area as the basis for preparation for the respective board-certification examinations."

Source:  American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, ACVSMR Final Reading List: 2016 Board Certification Examination.

This resource updated: 12/09/2016

Source reading list reviewed: 10/30/2015

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 09/30/2015

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

"Each of the selected textbooks contains chapters with material pertinent to the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation.  The applicant will be responsible for material within relevant chapters related to the basic science and clinical practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation within the species of interest (i.e., canine or equine)."

Relevant textbooks for all candidates

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

Textbooks

"Each of the selected textbooks contains chapters with material pertinent to the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation.  The applicant will be responsible for material within relevant chapters related to the basic science and clinical practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation within the species of interest (i.e., canine or equine)."

Journals

"The human and veterinary journals listed below contain articles relevant to the field of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.  Within the listed journals, the majority of examination questions will originate from literature published within the last five years.  For the 2016 American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation board-certification examination, questions will be created from literature published between January 2010 and January 2015.

"Examination questions may also originate from information in older journal articles (<2010) if they are considered essential or foundational to the development and practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.  The applicant is responsible for material as it relates to the basic science and clinical practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation within the species of interest (i.e., canine or equine)."

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

Textbooks

"Each of the selected textbooks contains chapters with material pertinent to the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation.  The applicant will be responsible for material within relevant chapters related to the basic science and clinical practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation within the species of interest (i.e., canine or equine)."

Journals

"The human and veterinary journals listed below contain articles relevant to the field of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. Within the listed journals, the majority of examination questions will originate from literature published within the last five years. For the 2016 American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation board-certification examination, questions will be created from literature published between January 2010 and January 2016.

"Exam questions may also originate from information in older journal articles (<2009) if they are considered essential or foundational to the development and practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. The applicant is responsible for material as it relates to the basic science and clinical practice of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation within the species of interest (i.e., canine or equine)."

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