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Texas A&M Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

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.

"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."

Animal Cruelty | Behavior and Welfare | Euthanasia | Epidemiology and Statistics | General Medicine and Surgery (Including Population Medicine) | Grant Writing | Infectious Disease | Rabbits and Small Mammal Care | Shelter Management/Policy Development

Animal Cruelty

Behavior & Welfare

Any of the following five titles (or equivalent):


Euthanasia

Epidemiology & Statistics

Any of the following three titles (or equivalent):

General Medicine & Surgery - Including Population Medicine

Either of the following two titles, or equivalent:


Either of the following two basic physiology texts:


The following title or equivalent:


Grant Writing

Either of the following two titles:

Infectious Disease

Either of the following two titles:


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.

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: 07/21/2016

Source reading list reviewed:  07/21/2016

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 06/02/2016

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