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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.

ABVP - Shelter Medicine

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

Animal Cruelty

Behavior & Welfare

Euthanasia

Epidemiology & Statistics

Either, Or

Equivalent also acceptable.

General Medicine & Surgery - Including Population Medicine

Either, Or

Equivalent also acceptable.

Infectious Disease

Either, Or

Rabbits & Small Mammal Care

Shelter Management/Policy Development

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

Relevant articles from the last five (5) years.

Relevant articles from the last (5) years. 

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

From the board:

The following is a list of topics, which will typically be covered on the examination, along with suggested textbooks. The newest editions of these texts are recommended, and other recently published books may also be helpful. Candidates are not expected to purchase or read all of these texts - rather, emphasis should be placed on subject matter where candidates feel deficient.

This resource updated: 05/25/2020

Source reading list reviewed:  Spring 2020

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 07/28/2016

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