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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.

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination.

"The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list.

"Candidates also are encouraged to consider contemporary articles in reputable journals pertaining to veterinary clinical pharmacology and applied therapeutics.

"The most recent editions of the following are suggested reading:"

"The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination. The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list."

Books

"The most recent editions of the following textbooks are suggested reading:"


Regulatory References

"Download this document for a list of online regulatory information:"


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 .

Journals

"Recommended Journals or Items for Review (note that this list is not exhaustive and the prudent examinee would review other relevant journals for other relevant articles, particularly for timely topics). Journals for Review (last 3 to 5 years up to 6 months prior to exam date):"

Specific Articles - Strongly Recommended

For Consultation Only, As Needed for Clarification

United States Pharmacopeia NF General Chapters

Chapter 1151, PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS

Chapter 1160, PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS IN PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING

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: 01/14/2021

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 1/14/2021

Source reading list reviewed: 01/14/2021

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 12/2020

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