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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

ACVIM Small Animal Reading List

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

 

“Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION – THE FOLLOWING LIST IS ONLY A GUIDELINE."

Most recent editions.

Any of the following three current textbooks in Physiology:

Either of the following two titles:

Any of the following three textbooks in Immunology:

Any of the following three textbooks in Neurology:

Any of the following three textbooks in Cardiology/ECG:

Either of the following two textbooks on Infectious Diseases:

Either of the following two textbooks on Oncology:

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

 

"Please note that although the emphasis of the examination is on recently (within the past 5 years, approximately) published literature, there are not set years that absolutely define which references are used for question preparation.  Seminal papers that were published outside of the 5 year guideline may still provide valid testing points, as (less commonly) may landmark or relevant review papers from the human literature.” 

"The committee suggests, however, that you limit your review of the human literature to two areas:

1)  general concepts in physiology/patholphysiology, and

2) major review articles found in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Material unique to human medicine will not be used.

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