"The Environmental Health and Toxicology Section includes nine topic areas, with an equal number of questions from each topic area in the multiple choice section of the exam. Applied knowledge of toxicology is incorporated into many of the topic areas. The Toxicology section is more specific to the principles of toxicology and toxic substances in general. Each topic area and suggested reference materials for each are listed [within]."
The Infectious Diseases section includes eight subcategories:
Immunology and Pathogenesis, Transmission; Pharmaceuticals,Biologics; Diagnostics and Chemicals; Bacterial Agents; Viral Agents; Rickettsial, Parasitic TSE, and Mycotic Agents; Foreign Animal Diseases; and General."
Review food science basics in topic area in journals such as those listed directly below. No specific text is required.
Review basics on foodborne outbreak investigations and calculations in an appropriate food science or epidemiology textbook. No specific text required.
The Public Health Administration and Education section includes nine subcategories: Risk Assessment; Communications (including Risk Communication); Governmental Function; Governmental Organization; Laws, Policies and Plans; Leadership; Prevention; Surveillance/Monitoring; and Evaluation.
This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) 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.
"[This] list of study references is NOT a definitive, exhaustive list for preparing for the ACVPM examinations. A listed reference may be applicable to more than one category. Use this list as a guide, in as much as it represents a compromise between brevity and completeness. You are encouraged to read as much additional material as possible. Reading the current scientific and professional literature (e.g. JAVMA, MMWR, Lancet, NEJM, Science, Journal of Food Protection, etc.) is also necessary to properly prepare for the examinations."
This resource updated: 04/13/2017
Source reading list reviewed: 8/2016
Source reading list updated by specialty board: 08/2016