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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.

"The exam as a whole will emphasize information taken from current veterinary literature, including journals, textbooks, and select electronic resources. Information may be drawn from current human literature, but only if relevant to small animal internal medicine. A systematic review of current veterinary textbooks, and articles from relevant, refereed journals is the recommended study focus. We can’t define conclusively the body of knowledge needed to pass this exam. Please note that although exam emphasis is on recently (within the past 5 years) published literature, this is not an absolute constraint. Seminal papers published more than 5 years ago may still provide valid testing points, as (less commonly) may landmark or relevant review papers from the human literature."

Please consult the most recent edition of the following textbooks, unless otherwise indicated. The library links below reflect the most recent editions as of May 2019.

 

Either of the following two titles in Clinical Pathology:

 

Either of the following two titles in Physiology:

 

Any of the following three titles in Immunology:

 

Any of the following three titles in Neurology:

 

Any of the following three titles in Cardiology/ECG interpretation

 

Either of the following two textbooks on Infectious Diseases:

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.

 

The large majority of literature-based test items will be drawn from JAVMA, JVIM, Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal, JSAP, JVECC,  and JFMS.

For all journals, review articles relevant to small animal internal medicine .

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Particularly pertinent and important articles from the following may be used for exam topics:

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