American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Shelter Medicine Study & Reading Guide

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

From the board: The following is a list of topics, which will typically be 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 - rather, emphasis should be placed on subject matter where candidates feel deficient.

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Books:

Animal Cruelty

  • Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigation by Melinda D.
        Merck (Editor) <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9526162~S1>
        ISBN: 9780470961629
        Publication Date: 2012
        2nd edition.
  • Animal Abuse and Unlawful Killing: Forensic Veterinary Pathology by
        Ranald Munro; Helen M. C. Munro
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6491488~S1>
        ISBN: 9780702028786
        Publication Date: 2008
        1st edition.
  • Recognizing & Reporting Animal Abuse: A Veterinarian's Guide by
        American Humane Association
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b3957305~S1>
        Publication Date: 1998
  • Animal Hoarding: Structuring Interdisciplinary Responses to Help
        People...ONLINE by Patronek; Loar; Nathanson
        <http://vet.tufts.edu/wp-content/uploads/AngellReport.pdf>
        Publication Date: 2006
  • Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC).
  • Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and
        Law Enforcement Professionals by Leslie Sinclair; Melinda Merck;
        Randall Lockwood <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5842319~S1>
        ISBN: 9780974840062
        Publication Date: 2006

Behavior & Welfare

  • Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals by Franklin D. McMillan
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5335781~S1>
        ISBN: 9780813804897
        Publication Date: 2005
  • The Welfare of Cats by Irene Rochlitz (Editor)
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5307179~S1>
        ISBN: 1402032269
        Publication Date: 2005
        Animal welfare ; v. 3.
  • Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and
        Cats by Sophia Yin <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7254441~S1>
        ISBN: 9780964151840
        Publication Date: 2009

Either, Or: Equivalent also acceptable.

  • Canine and Feline Behavior Therapy by Benjamin L. Hart; Lynette A.
        Hart; Melissa Bain <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5594745~S1>
        ISBN: 9780683039122
        Publication Date: 2006
        2nd edition.
  • BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine by Debra
        Horwitz (Editor); Daniel S. Mills (Editor)
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7452450~S1>
        ISBN: 9781905319152
        Publication Date: 2010
        2nd edition.
        British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).
  • Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists by
        Katherine A. Houpt <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8102903~S1>
        ISBN: 9780813816760
        Publication Date: 2010
        5th edition.
  • Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat by Gary M. Landsberg; Wayne L.
        Hunthausen; Lowell J. Ackerman
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9527806~S1>
        ISBN: 9780702043352
        Publication Date: 2012-12-14
  • Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats by Karen L.
        Overall <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9878101~S1>
        ISBN: 9780323008907
        Publication Date: 2013

Euthanasia

  • Guidelines for Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals by American
        Association of Zoo Veterinarians
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5852106~S1>
        Publication Date: 2006.
  • Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guide by Kathleen
        Cooney; Robert Callan; Jolynn Chappell; Bruce Connally
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b11421175~S1>
        ISBN: 9780470959183
        Publication Date: 2012
        1st edition.
  • Euthanasia Reference Manual by The Humane Society of the United
        States
        <http://www.animalsheltering.org/resources/all-topics/euthanasia/euthanasia-reference-manual.pdf>
        ISBN: 9781934785041
        Publication Date: 2013

Epidemiology & Statistics

  • Designing Clinical Research by Stephen B. Hulley; Warren S. Browner;
        Steven R. Cummings; Deborah G. Grady; Thomas B. Newman
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b10179477~S1>
        ISBN: 9781608318049
        Publication Date: 2013
        4th edition.
  • Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science by Aviva Petrie; Paul
        Watson <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b10190043~S1>
        ISBN: 9780470670750
        Publication Date: 2013
        3rd edition.


        Either, Or, Equivalent also acceptable.

  • Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology by Ronald D. Smith
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5407127~S8>
        ISBN: 9780849315664
        Publication Date: 2006
        3rd edition.
  • Veterinary Epidemiology by Michael Thrusfield
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6306064~S1>
        ISBN: 9781405156271
        Publication Date: 2007
        3rd edition.
  • Veterinary Epidemiology by Dirk Pfeiffer
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7388039~S1>
        Call Number: 1999
        ISBN: 9781405176941
        Publication Date: 2010-01-11

General Medicine & Surgery - Including Population Medicine

  • Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine by John R. August
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4502964~S8>
        ISBN: 9780721680033
        Publication Date: 2001
        4th edition.
  • Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine by John R. August
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5408845~S8>
        ISBN: 9780721604237
        Publication Date: 2005
        5th edition.
  • Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine by John R. August
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7325024~S8>
        ISBN: 9781416056416
        Publication Date: 2009
        6th edition.
  • Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine by Susan Little
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b11168929~S1>
        ISBN: 9780323226523
        Publication Date: 2015
        7th Edition
  • Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Dawn Merton
        Boothe <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8237463~S1>
        ISBN: 9780721605555
        Publication Date: 2012
        2nd Edition
  • Small Animal Surgery by Theresa Welch Fossum
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9080218~S1>
        ISBN: 9780323100793
        Publication Date: 2012
        4th edition.
        Introductory chapters and reproductive surgery chapters.
  • Kirk's Current Therapy XIII: Small Animal Practice by John D.
        Bonagura; Ray Kersey (Editor)
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2596904~S1>
        ISBN: 9780721655239
        Publication Date: 1999
        13th edition.
  • Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV by John D. Bonagura; David C.
        Twedt <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b10227535~S1>
        ISBN: 9780721694979
        Publication Date: 2008
  • Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV by John D. Bonagura; David C.
        Twedt <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b10227535~S1>
        ISBN: 9781437726893
        Publication Date: 2013<
  • The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management ONLINE by Susan Little
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9616415~S1>
        ISBN: 9781437706604
        Publication Date: 2011
  • Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff by Lila Miller
        (Editor); Stephen Zawistowski (Editor)
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9530546~S1>
        ISBN: 9780813819938
        Publication Date: 2013
        2nd edition.
  • Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life PRINT by
        Michael E. Peterson; Michelle Kutzler
        ISBN: 9781416048893
        Publication Date: 2011
        ONLINE VERSION <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9616426~S1>
        Sections 1 through 3.
  • Herd Health: Food Animal Production Medicine by O. M. Radostits; K.
        E. Leslie; J. Fetrow <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2668470~S1>
        ISBN: 9780721636559
        Publication Date: 1993
        2nd edition.
        Introductory chapters only.
  • Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods ONLINE by
        Michael D. Willard; Harold Tvedten
        <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9616413~S1>
        ISBN: 9781437706574
        Publication Date: 2012
        5th edition
        Small Animal
  • Either, Or

    • Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology ONLINE by John E.
          Hall <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b11002651~S1>
          ISBN: 9781455770052
          Publication Date: 2015
          13th edition.
    • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology 25th Edition ONLINE by Kim E.
          Barrett, Barman, Boitano, Brooks
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b11063438~S1>
          ISBN: 9780071825108
          Publication Date: 2015
          25th edition

    Either, Or, Equivalent also acceptable.

  • Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia by William W. Muir; John A. E.
        Hubbell <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9438753~S1>
        ISBN: 9780323080699
        Publication Date: 2013
        5th edition
        LA/SA
  • Either, Or, Equivalent also acceptable.

    • Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice by Stephen J. Birchard;
          Robert G. Sherding <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5475602~S1>
          ISBN: 9780721604220
          Publication Date: 2005
          3rd edition.
    • Handbook of Small Animal Practice by Rhea V. Morgan
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6151170~S1>
          ISBN: 9781416039495
          Publication Date: 2008
          5th edition

    Grant Writing

    Either, Or

    • Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning,
          Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals by Tori O'Neal-McElrath
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b10460190~S1>
          ISBN: 9781118378342
          Publication Date: 2013
          4th edition.
    • Webster's New World Grant Writing Handbook by Sara D. Wason
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5288253~S1>
          ISBN: 9780764559129
          Publication Date: 2004

    Infectious Disease

    • Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases and Parasitology by Stephen C.
          Barr (Editor); Dwight D. Bowman (Editor)
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8437988~S1>
          ISBN: 9780813820125
          Publication Date: 2012
          Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion
          2nd Edition
    • Disinfection, Sterilization and Preservation by Seymour S. Block
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4506177~S1>
          ISBN: 9780683307405
          Publication Date: 2000
          5th edition.
    • Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat by Craig E. Greene
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8459930~S1>
          ISBN: 9781416061304
          Publication Date: 2012
          4th edition.
          SA
    • Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters by Lila Miller
          (Editor); Kate F. Hurley (Editor)
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7076709~S1>
          ISBN: 9780813813790
          Publication Date: 2009
          1st edition.
    • Maddie's® Infection Control Manual for Animal Shelters: For
          Veteirnary Personnel by Christine A. Petersen (Editor); Jane Galyon
          (Reviewed by); Center for Food Security & Public Health Iowa State
          University; Dani Ausen (Designed by); Andrew Kingsbury (Designed
          by); Clint May (Contribution by); Glenda Dvorak (Editor); Anna Rovid
          Spickler (Editor); Kate F. Hurley; Steneroden Katie; Baldwin
          Claudia; Danelle Bickett-Weddle (Reviewed by, Contribution by);
          James A. Roth (Reviewed by); Kevan Flaming (Reviewed by)
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6528549~S1>
          ISBN: 9780974552576
          Publication Date: 2008
          1st edition.

    Either, Or

    • Handbook of Zoonoses: Identification and Prevention by Joann
          Colville; David Berryhill
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b11357223~S8>
          ISBN: 9780323044783
          Publication Date: 2007
    • Zoonoses by Martin E. Hugh-Jones; William T. Hubbert; Harry V.
          Hagstad <http://library.muhealth.org/services/interlibraryloan/>
          ISBN: 9780813825427
          Publication Date: 2000
          1st edition.

    Rabbits & Small Mammal Care

    • Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery by
          Katherine Quesenberry; James W. Carpenter
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9616408~S1>
          ISBN: 9781416066217
          Publication Date: 2012
          3rd edition.
    • Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff by Lila Miller
          (Editor); Stephen Zawistowski (Editor)
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b9530546~S1>
          ISBN: 9780813819938
          Publication Date: 2013
          2nd edition. Relevant chapters.

    Shelter Management/Policy Development

    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by
          Robert D. Herman; John M. Bryson; Robert E. Fogal; Victor V. Murray;
          Lester M. Salamon; Robert M Smucker; Associates Inc Staff
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5472991~S1>
          ISBN: 9780787969950
          Publication Date: 2005
    • Operational Guides for Animal Shelters
          <http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/professional-resources/for-shelter-professionals/publications/american-humanes-operational-guides.html>
    •     American Humane Association (AHA).

    • Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility by
          Stephen Aronson <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7430143~S1>
          ISBN: 9781557535405
          Publication Date: 2010

    Guidelines:

    • Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
          <http://www.sheltervet.org/assets/docs/shelter-standards-oct2011-wforward.pdf>
    • The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), 2010.
        *
          Special Report: The Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary
          medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs
          <http://www.sheltervet.org/assets/docs/vtfasn_javma_guidelines.pdf>
          The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) Spay-Neuter Task
          Force. (Published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical
          Association, Volume 233, Number 1, July 1, 2008.)
    • AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals
          <https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/Euthanasia-Guidelines.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect&utm_term=issues-animal_welfare-euthanasia-pdf>
    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
        *
          Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance
          <https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/Model-Dog-Cat-Control-Ord.aspx>
          American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
        *
          Animals in Public Settings Compendium
          <http://nasphv.org/documentsCompendiumAnimals.html>
          National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).
        *
          Animal Rabies Compendium
          <http://nasphv.org/Documents/NASPHVRabiesCompendium.pdf>
          National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).
        *
          Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease
          Prevention in Veterinary Personnel
          <http://nasphv.org/Documents/VeterinaryPrecautions.pdf>
          National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV),
          Veterinary Infection Control Committee.

    • Professional Standards for Dog Trainers by Maggie Tai Tucker
          <http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4856309~S1>
          ISBN: 1889785148
          Publication Date: 2001
          From the Delta Society, now Pet Partners.
    • 2011 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines
          <https://www.aahanet.org/professional/resources/canine_vaccine.aspx>
          American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). (Also published in
          Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, volume 47,
          number 5, September/October 2011.)
        *
          2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report
          <http://www.catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/feline-vaccination-guidelines>
    • American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
        *
          The Asilomar Accords <http://www.asilomaraccords.org/>

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

    Articles:

    Relevant articles from the last five (5) years.
    • American Journal of Veterinary Research ONLINE
    • American Journal of Veterinary Research PRINT
    • Animal Sheltering Magazine ONLINE
    • Animal Welfare ONLINE
    • Anthrozoos ONLINE
    • Applied Animal Behaviour Science ONLINE
    • Applied Animal Behaviour Science PRINT
    • Canadian Veterinary Journal PRINT
    • Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
    • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science PRINT
    • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery PRINT
    • Journal of Hospital Infection PRINT
    • Journal of Parasitology ONLINE
    • Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association ONLINE
    • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association PRINT
    • Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation ONLINE
    • Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics ONLINE
    • Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research
    • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine PRINT
    • Journal of Veterinary Medical Education ONLINE
    • Journal of Virology ONLINE
    • PLOS Biology
    • PLOS Computational Biology
    • PLOS Genetics
    • PLOS Medicine
    • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
    • PLOS One
    • PLOS Pathogens
    • Preventive Veterinary Medicine ONLINE
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice PRINT
    • Veterinary clinics of North America: Equine practice ONLINE
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice PRINT
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice PRINT
    • Veterinary Dermatology ONLINE
    • Veterinary Microbiology ONLINE
    • Veterinary Pathology ONLINE
    • Veterinary Therapeutics PRINT

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