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Updated: July 2009. This list of journals and textbooks is not all-inclusive and does not exclude the possible use of additional sources not specifically listed on this reference guide. However, it does reflect the current (2007-2008) examination committee’s use of references commonly used for test material. Examination questions are written by members of the entire college, thus many different sources are used. The committee generally requires that the information used for each exam question be cited in at least 2 different references. One of the references MUST be from the ACVD Exam Reference Guide. This is done to help minimize the use of obscure references that are not widely available. The cutoff date for inclusion of new material for next year’s exam is April 1st, 2009. Any references published after this date will not be used for this year’s exam. When possible the most current edition of texts should be used for review. Information that is older than 5 years but is still up to date (e.g. relating to structure/function) is still considered acceptable subject matter for exam questions.

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(Most current edition in print unless otherwise noted)

  1. Abbas. Cellular and molecular immunology.
  2. ACVD Task Force on Canine Atopic Dermatitis (Veterinary Imm and Immunopath, vol 81, 2001 issues 3-4)
  3. Advances in veterinary dermatology: proceedings of the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology. 3rd, 4th, 5th ed., 6th ed. London; Philadelphia: Baillière Tindall,
  4. Boothe. Small animal clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Dawn Merton Boothe. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2001. Second ed. (2011) also available
  5. BSAVA Manual of small animal dermatology.
  6. Campbell. Small animal dermatology secrets. Karen Campbell. St. Louis, Mo.; London: Mosby, 2004.
  7. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 5th ed (sections pertaining to derm) [ONLINE BOOK]. 6th edition also available.
  8. Ettinger: Textbook of veterinary internal medicine.
  9. Feldman and Nelson: Canine and feline endocrinology and reproduction.
  10. Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine.
  11. Food Animal Current Veterinary Therapy  (sections pertaining to derm)
  12. Georgis' parasitology for veterinarians. NB: Spelled Giorgi's on ACVD list
  13. Goldschmidt: Skin tumors of the dog and cat. Michael H. Goldschmidt and Frances S. Shofer. Oxford [England]; New York: Pergamon Press, 1992.
  14. Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. Online version
  15. Greene. Infectious diseases of the dog and cat.
  16. Griffin: Current veterinary dermatology: the science and art of therapy.
  17. Gross, Ihrke, Walder, Affolter: Skin diseases of the dog and cat: clinical and histopathologic diagnosis.
  18. Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy. XII, XIII.
  19. Large animal internal medicine. (derm chapter) 3rd ed. 2002.
  20. Medleau, Hnilica: Small Animal Dermatology:  a Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide.
  21. Mullen: Medical and veterinary entomology.
  22. Muller & Kirk's small animal dermatology.
  23. Pascoe: Manual of equine dermatology. 2nd edition is Pascoe's principles & practice of equine dermatology
  24. Paterson: Skin diseases of exotic pets.
  25. Physicians' desk reference: PDR.
  26. Plumb's veterinary drug handbook.
  27. Reedy: Allergic skin diseases of dogs and cats.
  28. Roitt. Immunology. NB: Title on ACVD list is Veterinary Immunology
  29. Scott. Equine dermatology.
  30. Scott. Large animal dermatology. (old reference, try to use more recent)
  31. Scott. Color atlas of farm animal dermatology.
  32. Tizard: Veterinary immunology: an introduction.
  33. Veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.
  34. Willard. Small animal clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods.
  35. Withrow and MacEwen's small animal clinical oncology. NB: On ACVD list as Small Animal Oncology.  [5th ed. 2013 also available]

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