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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 Pathologists (ACVP) Reading Lists

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

Phase I (General Pathology) Resources

Principle Sources
Supplemental Sources
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 .

Anatomic Pathology Reading List

"This reading list is provided as guidance for candidates. The sources are common journals and textbooks that represent the appropriate level of pathology knowledge. Candidates should feel free to utilize other equivalent sources and they should seek mentor guidance if they are unclear about source equivalency. For journals, candidates should focus on articles published with the last five years but note that only articles in print or electronically released by January 1st of the examination year are considered for that year’s examination. For textbooks, candidates should be utilizing a recent version that is representative of current pathology knowledge."

Principle Sources
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 Sources
The link below takes you to the resources at the publishers' websites, which might prompt you for payment.  Your library might be able to provide this resource 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 .

Clinical Pathology Reading List

"This reading list is provided as guidance for candidates. The sources are common journals and textbooks that represent the appropriate level of pathology knowledge. Candidates should feel free to utilize other equivalent sources and they should seek mentor guidance if they are unclear about source equivalency. For journals, candidates should focus on articles published with the last five years but note that only articles in print or electronically released by January 1st of the examination year are considered for that year’s examination. For textbooks, candidates should be utilizing a recent version that is representative of current pathology knowledge."

Principle Sources
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 Sources
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 Pathologists (ACVP) examination.

Source: ACVP Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology exam resources.

This resource updated: 12/21/2018

Source reading list reviewed: 12/21/2018

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 09/05/2018

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