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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists, Washington State University

Compiled reading lists designed to assist veterinary residents with preparation for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Recognized Specialty Veterinary Organizations (RSVOs) examinations.

ACVPM - Preventive Medicine

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 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]."

1. Air; 2. Land/Soil; 3. Water; 4. Waste

Primary

Supplementary

5. Emergency Preparedness and Response

6. Occupational Health; 7. Vectors

8. Radiation

9. Toxicology

Primary

Supplementary

Websites (all topics)

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.
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.

Primary

Also, review basics on foodborne outbreak investigations and calculations in an appropriate epidemiology textbook. No specific text required. For example: A few pages in "Epidemiology," by Leon Gorids or "Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness," includes this information.

Supplementary

Textbooks

Journals

Review basic material in topic are in journals such as the following:

Websites

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.

Primary

Supplementary

Websites

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.

Epidemiology - Primary

Epidemiology - Secondary

Biostatistics

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.

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."

Source: American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine Study References.

This resource updated: 8/28/2014

Source reading list reviewed: 8/28/2014

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 11/26/2013

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