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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 Small Animal Internal Medicine Reading List

Most recent editions, unless otherwise indicated:
Either of the following two books on Clinical Pathology:
Either of the following two books on Physiology:

Any of the following three books on Immunology:
Any of the following three books on Neurology:
Any of the following three books on Cardiology/ECG:

Either of the following two books on Infectious Diseases:

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 .


Articles relevant to small animal internal medicine:
(The large majority of literature-based test items will be drawn from asterisked journals.)
Particularly pertinent and important articles from the following may be used for exam topics:
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