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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

Copies of veterinary specialty board exam reading lists with links to online materials and books and journals held by local libraries.

American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) Reading List

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

Textbooks

Atlases

The links below take you to the resources at the publishers' websites, which might prompt you for payment.  Your library might be able to provide these resources at comparatively lower or no cost to you. Tools like Unpaywall may also allow you to freely and legally access some of the articles you’re interested in.  Open access journals in which all articles are freely available are marked with .


"ABVO residents are responsible for knowing the published literature (see journals below) for the seven years prior to the year of their examination, e.g. for the 2021 examination, material is taken from manuscripts with a publication date* 2014 to 2020."

"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."

Required Journals

 

Other Veterinary and Human Journals

"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."

Textbooks


Journal Articles / "Classic Articles" List (Revised 11/2020)

The links below take you to the resources at the publishers' websites, which might prompt you for payment.  Your library might be able to provide these resources at comparatively lower or no cost to you. Tools like Unpaywall may also allow you to freely and legally access some of the articles you’re interested in.  Open access copies of articles that are freely available are marked below with .

 

"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.

Source:  Suggested Resource Material for the ABVO Examination

This resource updated: 9/10/2021

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 9/10/2021

Source reading list reviewed: 11/24/2020

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 10/21/2020

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