This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 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.
"The following list is provided to help guide veterinarians planning to study for the ACZM boards. It is not a comprehensive listing of all available material, but rather a guide to facilitate finding information in areas where the candidate does not have extensive experience. Examination questions will be taken from the extant literature and will not be confined to questions only from the work on the list. Not all chapters in listed textbooks are necessarily of significance for the examination. Examination questions based upon journal articles will emphasize current literature of the last five years, although older references may also be included. It is recommended that candidates work with their mentor to prioritize study material within the references suggested."
Source: ACZM Suggested Reading List.
This resource updated: 4/8/2019
"May be used for Day 1 and Day 2 exam material for many disciplines, including Zoological Companion Animals."
Note: The discipline each book is recommended as study material for is noted with the book (avian, aquatic, terrestrial mammals, herpetofauna, wildlife).
Note: The discipline each book or journal is recommended as study material for is noted with the book (aquatic, general zoo, wildlife, zoological companion animals).