This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) 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.
"Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION. The following list is ONLY A GUIDELINE. Other selected chapters in different textbooks or articles in journals may be used by the candidates.
"The examination questions and referenced answers are based on the list of textbooks below. The emphasis of the examination is on these recently published textbooks and research papers, however earlier principles reflected in key papers and references essential for the current practice of anesthesia and analgesia may be used."
Source: 2015 ACVAA Suggested Resources for Residents and Exam Candidates, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
This resource updated: 8/30/2023
Source reading list reviewed: 8/30/2023
Source reading list updated by specialty board: 8/30/2023
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