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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.

ACVIM Small Animal Reading List

“Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. We cannot define conclusively the body of knowledge necessary to pass this examination. The Following list is only a guideline. Please note that although the emphasis of the examination is on recently (within the past 5 years, approximately) published literature, there are not set years that absolutely define which references are used for question preparation.”

Most recent editions

Either of the following two titles in Clinical Pathology

Either of the following two titles in Physiology:

Either of the following three titles in Immunology

Either of the following three titles in Neurology

Either of the following two textbooks on Infectious Diseases

Either of the following three titles in Cardiology/ECG Neurology

“Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. We cannot define conclusively the body of knowledge necessary to pass this examination. The Following list is only a guideline. Please note that although the emphasis of the examination is on recently (within the past 5 years, approximately) published literature, there are not set years that absolutely define which references are used for question preparation.”

Journals (articles relevant to small animal internal medicine)

Particularly pertinent and important articles may be used for exam topics 

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