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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 Dermatology (ACVD) Reading List

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

"Most current edition in print unless otherwise noted."

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 Dermatology (ACVD) examination.

Residents are responsible for ensuring they are using the correct edition of a book for their exam.

Please ask your librarian, mentor, or specialty board examination committee if questions arise.

American College of Veterinary Dermatology Reading Guide For Residents:

"This list of journals and textbooks is not all-inclusive and does not exclude the possible use of additional sources not specifically listed on this reference guide. However, it does reflect the current examination committee’s use of references commonly used for test material. Examination questions are written by members of the entire college, thus many different sources are used. The committee generally requires that the information used for each exam question be cited in one reference from this Guide. This is done to help minimize the use of obscure references that are not widely available. The cutoff date for inclusion of new material for this year’s exam is April 30th of each examination year. Any references published after this date will not be used for this year’s exam. When possible the most current edition of texts should be used for review. Information that is older than 5 years but is still up to date (e.g. relating to structure/function) is still considered acceptable subject matter for exam questions."

Source:  ACVD Exam Reading & Reference Materials, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

This resource updated: 10/18/2022

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 10/18/2022

Source reading list reviewed: 10/18/2022

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 01/2021


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