American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Certification in Reptile and Amphibian Practice

The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine does not currently offer a residency for the ABVP: Reptile and Amphibian diplomate exam.

Essential Monographs Essential Periodicals
Supplemental Monographs Supplemental Periodicals
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Essential Monographs

Title Author/Editor Edition Copyright Year
Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery  Digital Divers and Stahl 3rd ed. 2019
Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text  Digital Jacobson and Garner 2nd ed. 2021
Noninfectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text  [PrintDigital Jacobson and Garner 1st ed. 2021
Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice  Print  Digital Doneley et al 1st ed. 2018
Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry  Print Wright and Whitaker 1st ed. 2001

Essential Periodicals

Please note that items drawn from current journals (with a 5 year look back period) are 1) from a journal on the RVS Reading List, 2) the question is drawn from the abstract only, and 3) the journal abstract must be inexpensively obtained. The exception to this is Veterinary Clinics of North America (if applicable), where the exam taker is responsible for the whole article.

Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery (formerly Bulletin of ARAV)

Supplemental Monographs

Title Author/Editor Edition Copyright Year
Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery  Print  Digital Mader and Divers 1st ed. 2014
Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine  Print  Digital Miller and Fowler 8th ed. 2015
Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine  Print  Digital Miller, Lamberski, and Calle 9th ed. 2019
Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis  Print  Digital Heatley and Russell 1st ed. 2020
Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation  Print  Digital Manire et al 1st ed. 2017

Supplemental Periodicals

Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Veterinary Ophthalmology

Library Tips

Search the catalog for additional reptile and amphibian resources available at NCSU Libraries.

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

Please visit the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners website for more information. Current Practice Study & Reading Guides can be found on the Exam Prep Help page. You can also access directly through this link.

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Last Updated: 08/30/2022