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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 Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) Reading List

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

"Suggested references for Phase I Exam"

Textbooks

Articles

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 .

Animal Drug Approvals and Freedom of Information Summaries

"Candidates should be familiar with the labels and Freedom of Information Summaries for approved veterinary drugs, especially recently approved drugs. There is a link to the Regulatory References on the ACVCP website on the Phase II examination page. Information about approved veterinary drugs can be found at animaldrugs@fda.hhs.gov and recent animal drug approvals can be found here."

Primary References for Exam Questions

"The following is a list of references that are used to generate questions on the Phase II examination."

Animal Drug Approvals and Freedom of Information Summaries

"Candidates should be familiar with the labels and Freedom of Information Summaries for approved veterinary drugs, especially recently approved drugs. There is a link to the Regulatory References on the ACVCP website on the Phase II examination page. Information about approved veterinary drugs can be found at animaldrugs@fda.hhs.gov and recent animal drug approvals can be found here."

Strongly Recommended Articles

For Consultation Only, As Needed for Clarification

"The candidate should keep abreast on new peer-reviewed articles related to pharmacology and clinical pharmacology by reading articles from the Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics within the previous 5 years."

Secondary References for Supplemental Information

Journals

"Within the past 5 years (therapeutics-related articles)"

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 .

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) examination.

Phase I Exam Information for Candidates

Phase II Exam Information for Candidates

Source:  ACVCP General Information for Candidates

This resource updated: 3/3/2022

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 3/3/2022

Source reading list reviewed: 3/3/2022

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 12/2021

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