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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 Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Reading List

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

ACVIM Oncology Reading List

Group 1 Textbooks

The following texts are essential to provide a detailed knowledge base in oncology.

Group 2 Textbooks

The following texts may have more detail and different perspectives on important oncologic topics, or contain specialized information that is not available elsewhere and may be complementary to Group 1.
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 .

Veterinary Journals

Candidates are expected to have a good working knowledge of veterinary oncology literature. Publications containing material not yet available in textbooks are especially important. Each journal listed below should be reviewed for relevant articles from 2008 until November, 2018. Both print and online journal versions should be reviewed (including early view):

Human Medicine Journals

Candidates are responsible for relevant articles published in non-veterinary journals and review articles discussing major concepts in cancer biology and general therapeutic strategies. This list is not exhaustive.
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 .

Supplemental Reading List

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