"ABVO residents are responsible for knowing the published literature (see journals below) for the seven years prior to the year of their examination, for the 2024 Certifying Examination, material is taken from manuscripts with a publication date from January 2017 through December 2023."
"Publication date: is defined as the date at which a publication is assigned to a journal issue. For journals which provide both electronic and printed versions, publications will have two dates, the first date when it comes out as 'ePub ahead of print' (DOI), and the second date when it is assigned to a specific issue of the printed journal.
In general, questions on the Multiple Choice (MC) examination will not be derived from case reports that involve single animals, although images from these case reports may appear in the Image Recognition (IR) examination."
"Supplemental questions may be derived from pertinent articles that appear in the journals below."
"The following texts and journal articles are considered recommended reading for veterinary ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents. However, specific exam questions will not originate from these articles or books, most of which are out of print, but still available in many veterinary school libraries."
This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) (under the umbrella of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) examination.
This resource updated: 10/5/2022
Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 10/5/2022
Source reading list reviewed: 10/5/2022
Source reading list updated by specialty board: 12/21/2021
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