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American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Reading List

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

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) 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.

From the ACVECC Knowledge List 2018:

"The following list of references contain the material that residents/ fellows are expected to learn with retention and comprehension during their training. To facilitate this, a recent edition of appropriate resources from each section must be provided on site at each Residency Training Facility. Computer access to the common veterinary and human medical databases must also be available on site at each Residency Training Facility.

"Large Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2018 are responsible for journal articles from the calendar year 2013-2017, and book titles published during or before 2017, and the Large Animal Additional article list.

"Small Animal Candidates sitting the examination in September 2018 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2015-2017, and book titles published during or before 2017, and the Small Animal Additional article list.

"Both Large Animal (LA) and Small Animal (SA) candidates sitting the General MCQ examination in September 2018 are responsible for journal articles from calendar years 2015-2017, and the journal articles that appear in both the Small Animal and Large Animal additional article lists.

"Please note that expected knowledge is duplicated in many of these references: it is not necessary or expected that residents will be familiar with every text listed. However, several suitable texts are listed to ensure that residents have access to all pertinent information. For each knowledge category in the Required Reading List, at least one edition of a textbook that covers the appropriate species of interest and is published within the last 10 years should be available for study and reference.

"The [Supplemental Reading List contains] reading materials that can also be reviewed in these topic areas for the species of interest."

Source:  ACVECC Recommended Reading Lists, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

This resource updated: 01/24/2018

Source reading list reviewed: 01/24/2018

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 12/14/2017

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

Cardiovascular

Clinical Pathology

Emergency/Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Nutrition

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Pediatrics

Pharmacology

Surgery

Toxicology

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

Cardiovascular

Coagulation

Emergency/Critical Care

Fluid Therapy, Acid-Base, Electrolyte

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Physiology

Neurology

Ophthalmology

Pharmacology

Surgery

Toxicology

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

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 10 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains article the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually."

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes | Anesthesia/Analgesia | Cardiovascular | Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine | Endocrine | Environmental/Toxic | Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas | Hepatobiliary | Immunology/Hemolymphatic | Integument | Musculoskeletal | Neurology/Special Senses | Nutrition | Renal/Urinary | Reproductive | Respiratory | Sepsis/SIRS/MODS | Shock/Ischemia/CPCR | Trauma

 

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes

Anesthesia/Analgesia

Cardiovascular

Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine

Endocrine

Environmental/Toxic

Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas

Hepatobiliary

Immunology/Hemolymphatic

Integument

Musculoskeletal

None.

Neurology/Special Senses

Nutrition

Renal/Urinary

Reproductive

Respiratory

Sepsis/SIRS/MODS

Shock/Ischemia/CPCR

Trauma

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

"This list contains articles 3-10 years old from core journals and articles within the last 10 years from non-core journals and is designed to bridge a perceived gap in the recommended reading between recent journal articles, non-core journals and textbooks. It contains article the committee deems likely to inform and impact the practice of veterinary ECC. We aim to keep this list to <100 articles and will review and update it annually. Large animal candidates should appreciate that the majority of these articles are non-species specific and shared with small animal candidates. This means that they can be used for questions on the general multiple-choice exam."

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes | Anesthesia/Analgesia | Cardiovascular | Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine | Endocrine | Environmental/Toxic | Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas | Hepatobiliary | Immunology/Hemolymphatic | Integument | Musculoskeletal | Neurology/Special Senses | Nutrition | Renal/Urinary | Reproductive | Respiratory | Sepsis/SIRS/MODS | Shock/Ischemia/CPCR

Acid-Base/Fluid/Electrolytes

Anesthesia/Analgesia

Cardiovascular

Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine

Endocrine

Environmental/Toxic

Gastrointestinal/Exocrine Pancreas

Hepatobiliary

Immunology/Hemolymphatic

Integument

Musculoskeletal

Neurology/Special Senses

Nutrition

Renal/Urinary

Reproductive

Respiratory

Sepsis/SIRS/MODS

Shock/Ischemia/CPCR