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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 Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) Reading List

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

Relevant textbooks for all candidates

Textbooks


Journals

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 .

 

"...Questions will be created from literature published between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021. Exam questions may also originate from information in older journal articles (prior to January 2016) if they are considered essential or foundational to the development and practice of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. The applicant is responsible for material as it relates to the basic science and clinical practice of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation."

Required Landmark Papers

Textbooks

"Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy (gross and topographic anatomy and clinical imaging thereof) is assumed and should be reviewed appropriately via text books, journal articles, etc.."


Journals

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 .

 

"...Questions will originate from literature published within the last five and a half (5.5) years. For the 2022 American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation board-certification examination, questions will be created from literature published between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021. Exam questions may also originate from information in older journal articles (prior to January 2015) if they are considered essential or foundational to the development and practice of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. The applicant is responsible for material as it relates to the basic science and clinical practice of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. "

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) examination.

Source:  American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, ACVSMR Final Reading List: 2016 Board Certification Examination.

This resource updated: 4/25/2022

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 4/25/2022

Source reading list reviewed: 4/25/2022

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 2021

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