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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.

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: 02/29/2017

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.

References

"The following references and books are suggested reading for preparation for the 2015 Examination. Other textbooks and current references may be pertinent. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed."

Journals

"The majority of questions come from literature published in the last 5 years. For example, if you are taking the 2015 examination, questions will primarily come from literature published in the range of 01/01/10-12/31/14. Questions may also come from older articles considered significant 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 journals includes:"

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.

References

"The following references and books are suggested reading for preparation for the 2012 Examination. Other textbooks and current references may be pertinent. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed."

Journals

"The majority of questions come from literature published in the last 5 years. For example, if you are taking the 2015 examination, questions will primarily come from literature published in the range of 01/01/10-12/31/14. Questions may also come from older articles considered significant 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 journals includes:"

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