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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Reading List

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

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) 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.

Source:  ACVS Certification Examination Reading List

This resource updated:07/23/2018

Source reading list reviewed: 2017

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 2017

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

 

"The following reference and books are suggested reading in preparation for the 2018 Phase I examination.  Other textbooks and current references may be pertinent."

Selected References for Large Animal Surgery

Selected References for Small Animal Surgery

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

 

The following references and books are suggested reading in addition to the current Phase I reading list., for preparation for the 2018 exam.  Othe textbooks and current references may be pertinent.  Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed.

Selected References for Small Animal Surgery

Journals for Small Animal Surgery Candidates

"The majority of questions come from literature published in the last 5 years.  For example, if you are taking the 2018 examination, questions will primarily come form literature published in the range of 11/01/2012-10/31/17.  Questions may also come from older articles considered significan and essential to the knowledge of the veterinary surgeon."

"Many journals contain articles pertaining  to surgery (both human and veterinary) and should be perused for current literature.  A partial list of veterinary journals includes:"

Selected References for Large Animal Surgery

Journals for Large Animal Surgery Candidates

"The majority of questions come from literature published in the last 5 years.  For example, if you are taking the 2018 examination, questions will primarily come form literature published in the range of 11/01/2012-10/31/17.  Questions may also come from older articles considered significan and essential to the knowledge of the veterinary surgeon."

"Many journals contain articles pertaining  to surgery (both human and veterinary) and should be perused for current literature.  A partial list of veterinary journals includes:"

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