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Reading Lists for the 2014 Examinations

Anatomic Pathology Certification Examination

Quoted from ACVP READING LIST: 2013 ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION PAGE: "The following textbooks and journals provided references for approximately 80% of the questions of the indicated sections of the Certifying examinations over the past several years. These lists are arranged in alphabetical order. Particularly with the textbooks, it is important to recognize that one of several texts on a given subject may suffice; it is not necessarily advisable to read multiple textbooks on the same subject.  For each book cited, the most recent edition as of January 1st of the year of the examination will be the reference of choice.  For journal articles, most were published within the last 5 years. These lists are not all-inclusive lists, and the exam will not necessarily be limited to these references. Journal articles in print or electronically released before 1 March 2014 are considered in preparation of the exam."

General Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Dog and Cat
Laboratory Animal
Large Animal
NEWZ

General Pathology

The general pathology section tests knowledge of the underlying mechanisms fundamental to development of lesions, from gross to molecular. The mechanisms tested in this section are “general” in that they relate to most of our animal species. Questions specific to an entity in a single species are covered in the species modules of the Veterinary Pathology examination. For journal articles, most questions come from reviews.

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Large Animal

The large animal module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting major livestock and large domestic companion animals including equidae (horse, mule, burro) ox, pig, goat, and sheep. Camelids (e.g. llama, camel, alpaca) are covered in the NEWZ section of the examination.

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NEWZ

The NEWZ module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting non-domestic species including birds (poultry, pet and wild bird species), amphibians, reptiles, fish, camelids, non-domesticated terrestrial and marine mammals (exotic pets, captive and free-ranging wild mammals) and non-human primates in their natural habitat or within zoological collections (i.e., not laboratory setting).

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Laboratory Animal

The laboratory animal section reflects the current field of laboratory animal pathology including but not limited to: animal models of diseases that affect animals; lesions of mutants and strains commonly used in biomedical research; spontaneous diseases; and toxicologic pathology.

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SMALL ANIMAL

The small animal module tests knowledge of the nature and pathogenesis of naturally-occurring diseases affecting domestic dogs and cats.

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Clinical Pathology

The clinical pathology module tests knowledge of the hematologic, serum biochemical and cytologic manifestations of naturally-occurring disease. An emphasis is placed on those concepts important to clincopathologic correlations. All species (domestic, non-domestic and laboratory) are covered in this module.

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Clinical Pathology Certification Examination

Quoted from ACVP READING LIST: 2014 CLINICAL PATHOLOGY CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION PAGE: "From 2001 through 2012 the following textbooks and journals provided references for approximately 80% of the questions of the indicated sections of the Certifying examinations. These lists are arranged in alphabetical order. Particularly with the textbooks, it is important to recognize that one of several texts on a given subject may suffice; it is not necessarily advisable to read multiple textbooks on the same subject. For each book cited, the most recent edition as of January 1st of the year of the examination will be the reference of choice. For journal articles, most were published within the last 5 years.These lists are not all-inclusive lists, and the exam will not necessarily be limited to these references. Journal articles in print or electronically released before 1 March 2014 are considered in preparation of the exam."

General Pathology
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Hematology, Cytology/Surgical Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry
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Search the catalog for additional pathology resources available at NCSU Libraries.

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American College of Veterinary Pathologists Reading List: 2014 Anatomic Pathology Certification Examination
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Reading List: 2014 Clinical Pathology Certification Examination
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Exam Information

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