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[All wording from ABVP website]: Candidates for ABVP examination usually find recent review articles in journals to be helpful. One of the best sources for current, in-depth review articles is the Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian published by Veterinary Learning Systems (register for your own free online subscription). The multiple-choice questions after each article help reinforce the material and have a similar format to the ABVP exam, so test-taking skills can be practiced. Another useful periodical is The Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice.

Research-oriented journals that include topic reviews such as the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association are helpful. Specific research studies are not included in the exam. Candidates should be aware that due to the length of time between formulation of an exam item, validation, and organization into the databank the examination will not reflect very recent research studies. Information from journals in the previous 2-10 year time period is more likely to be covered on the exam.

The Veterinary Information Network has many helpful features for candidates preparing for examination. Continuing education courses, rounds sessions, message boards, abstracts from literature, proceedings, and search capabilities are all available. The ABVP’s message board is listed under Associations and Foundations. The International Veterinary Information Service maintains a library of books, proceedings, and articles. The American Veterinary Medical Association has information on its website and in its members-only section.

The following is a list of topics typically covered on the examination along with suggested textbooks. The newest editions of these texts are recommended, and other recently published books may also be helpful. Candidates are not expected to purchase or read all of these texts; emphasis should be on the areas of medicine and surgery where candidates feel deficient.

Behavior

Cardiovascular

Endocrine

Gastrointestinal

General Medicine

General Medicine and Surgery

Genetic

Hemic/lymphatic

Immunologic

Infectious

Integument/mammary

Internal Medicine

Metabolic

Musculoskeletal

Nervous

Nutritional

Oral/dentition

Pathologic

Pharmacologic

Reproductive

Respiratory

Special Senses

Surgical (general)

Toxicologic

Urogenital

Zoonotic

Journals

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Updated 12/16/2013.