American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Exotic Companion Mammal Practice Study & Reading Guide

Relevant NCSU CVM Residency Programs: Zoological Medicine

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Supplementary Reading (questions do not come from these books)


Concentrate on 5 years immediately prior to the year of testing.

PubMed search link to all ABVP Exotic Companion Mammal Practice journals EXCEPT Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine (register and set up email alerts here)
(Use PubMed's Publication dates: "Custom Range..." option on the left to enter the years you need to review for your exam.)


ABVP Symposium - Exotic Companion Mammal - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.  Proceedings are available at  If you are not a VIN member (free to academia) , please contact the ABVP office to request electronic copies be emailed to you.

Questions on the examination may be taken from sources other than this list.

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Search the catalog for additional exotic companion animal resources available at NCSU Libraries.

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

Contact the ABVP for the current Practice Study & Reading Guide.

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Updated 2/15/2013.