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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. Adams HR (Ed): Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Iowa State University Press
  2. Hardman JG, Limbird LE, Molivroff PB, Ruddon RW (editors): Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio
  3. Rowland M, Tozer TN: Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Concepts and Applications, 4th ed. LWW, 2011.
  4. Katzung, BG: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut

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. Adams HR (Ed): Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Iowa State University Press
  2. Hardman JG, Limbird LE, Molivroff PB, Ruddon RW (editors): Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio
  3. Rowland M, Tozer TN: Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications, 4th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William & Wilkins
  4. Katzung, BG: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut
  5. Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC (Ed's): Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, WB Saunders Co.
  6. Howard JL (Ed): Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, [also available as Online Book] Philadelphia. WB Saunders.
  7. Bonagura JD (Ed): Current Veterinary Therapy, Most recent edition, (Small Animal), WB Saunders Co., (and drug therapy sections in previous editions).
  8. Melmon KL et al: Melmon and Morelli's Clinical Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Therapeutics, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2000
  9. Robinson NE (Ed): Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, WB Saunders. [Volume 5 also available as Online Book]
  10. Smith BP (Ed): Large Animal Internal Medicine: diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, and goats St. Louis, Mosby, 1996.
  11. Proceedings of the Special and Biennial Symposia of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics: There are copies of these proceedings printed every two years from 1978 to 1994. Many years also available online.
  12. Veterinary Clinics of North America There have been several issues published on veterinary clinical pharmacology: 1988 - Issue 18:6 (small animal); 1987 - Issue 3:1 (Equine); and 1991 - Issue 7:3 and 1992 - Issue 8:1 (Food Animal). 1994-Issue 9:3 Equine Practice; Drug Use in the Performance Horse. 1999 - Equine Practice; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  13. Evans WE, Schentag, JJ, Jusko WJ (eds) [NB: eds. have changed as editions advanced - these are not the eds for the 9th ed] Applied Therapeutics, Applied Therapeutics Inc. Vancouver, WA.
  14. Handbook of Basic Pharmacokinetics. Including Clinical Applications, 7th ed.(Ritschel WA, author,) Drug Intelligence Publications, Inc., 2009
  15. FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Guidance documents with emphasis on (NB:these links may no longer be valid; search the FDA website for the latest information]:
  16. Animal Medical Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA)
  17. Compliance Policy Guides: Compounding of Drugs for Use in Animals (CPG 608.400)
  18. Articles pertaining to veterinary clinical pharmacology and applied therapeutics, from reputable journals over the three calendar years preceding the examination. Candidates will not be examined directly on information published only in journal articles in the calendar year of the examination. The following list includes some journals which may be relevant to the candidate's preparation

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