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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 College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Reading List

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

"Journal articles used for the exam are typically those published within the last 5 years."

ACLAM Blue Books

"Note that the ALL ACLAM Series Blue Books are heavily referenced and are considered core references."

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) examination.

"Note that the ACLAM Series Blue Books are heavily referenced and are considered core references."

Source: ACLAM Application and Study Tools, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

This resource updated: 2/7/2022

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 2/7/2022

Source reading list reviewed: 2/7/2022

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 2021


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