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ACVIM Small Animal Internal Medicine 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.

“Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION – THE FOLLOWING LIST IS ONLY A GUIDELINE. Please note that although the emphasis of the examination is on recently (within the past 5 years, approximately) published literature, there are not set years that absolutely define which references are used for question preparation.”

Most recent editions:

Either of the following two titles:

Small animal gastroenterology text of your choice.

Any of the following three current textbooks in Physiology:


Any of the following three textbooks in Immunology:

Any of the following three textbooks in Neurology:

Any of the following three textbooks in Cardiology/ECG:


Either of the following two textbooks on Infectious Diseases:


Either of the following two textbooks on Oncology:


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.
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