American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP)

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Phase I Exam Information: Sources of Study Materials:

From ACVCP website: "The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination. The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list. Candidates also are encouraged to consider contemporary articles in reputable journals pertaining to veterinary clinical pharmacology and applied therapeutics. The most recent editions of the following are suggested reading:"

  1. Riviere J, Papich M (Ed): Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 9th edition, 2013, Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. Boothe DM (ed) Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd ed 2012, Elsevier
  3. Hardman JG, Limbird LE, Molivroff PB, Ruddon RW (editors): Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics,. 12th ed, 2010, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio

Phase II Exam Information: Sources of Study Materials:

From ACVCP website: "The following list contains references the Examination Committee suggests for use in preparation for the examination. The source of questions is not necessarily limited to this reference list. The most recent editions of the following are suggested reading:"

  1. Riviere J, Papich M (Ed): Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 9th edition, 2013, Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. Boothe DM (ed) Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd ed 2012, Elsevier
  3. Joseph Bertone (ed): Equine Clinical Pharmacology, 1st ed, 2004 [also available as online book]
  4. Hardman JG, Limbird LE, Molivroff PB, Ruddon RW (editors): Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics,. 12th ed, 2010, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio
  5. Riviere JE. Comparative Pharmacokinetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications (2nd edition); 2011; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  6. Rowland M, Tozer TN: Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications, 2010, 4th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William & Wilkins
  7. Handbook of Basic Pharmacokinetics. Including Clinical Applications, Ritschel WA, author, 7th Ed, 2009 Drug Intelligence Publications, Inc
  8. Katzung, BG: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 12th ed., 2011, Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut
  9. Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC (Ed's): Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed, 2009, WB Saunders Co.
  10. Anderson D (Ed):: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, 5th ed, 2008 [also available as Online Book] Philadelphia. WB Saunders.
  11. August JR: Consultations in Feline Medicine, 6th ed, 2010, Elsevier (NB: Title is Consultations in feline internal medicine, volume 6)
  12. Bonagura JD (Ed): Current Veterinary Therapy, XV Dec 2013, WB Saunders Co., (and drug therapy sections in previous editions published within the last 10 years of the examination).
  13. Robinson NE (Ed): Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th ed, 2008 Elsevier.
  14. Smith BP (Ed): Large Animal Internal Medicine: diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, and goats. 4th ed (2009); 5th ed, 2014. Elsevier
  15. For additional description and explanation of Pharmacokinetics: Johan Gabrielsson Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications, 4th ed, 2007

Download this document from the ACVCP website for a list of online regulatory information: Regulatory References.doc

Recommended Journals or Items for Review

(note that this list is not exhaustive and the prudent examinee would review other relevant journals for other relevant articles, particularly for timely topics). Journals for Review (last 3 to 5 years up to 6 months prior to exam date)

Specific Articles Strongly Recommended:

For consultation only as needed for clarification:

United States Pharmacopeia NF General Chapters (in VML Reference Collection)

  • Chapter 1151 PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS
  • Chapter 1160 PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS IN PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING

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