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2013 ACVS EXAMINATION READING LIST

The following references and books are suggested reading for preparation for the 2013 Examination. Other textbooks and current references may be pertinent. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed.

Selected References for Small Animal Surgery

  1. Guyton AC, Hall JE: Textbook of Medical Physiology (11th Ed), Chapters 4-13, 20, 22, 25, 29-30, 36-42, 49, 60, 62-64, 70, W.B. Saunders Co., 2006.
  2. Lumb and Jones: Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (4th Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Chapters 1-21, 26, 36-43, 45-50, 52-53.
  3. Fossum TW: Small Animal Surgery, Mosby Co. (3rd Ed), 2007. [4th ed. 2013 also available]
  4. Beale BS, Hulse D, Schulz K, Whitney W: Small Animal Arthroscopy, W.B. Saunders Co., 2003. [also available as online book]
  5. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, W.B. Saunders Co., 2011
  6. Johnson AL, Houlton JEF, Vannini R: AO Principles of Fracture Management in the Dog and Cat, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 20, 27. AO Publishing, 2005.
  7. Bojrab MJ, Monnet E: Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery (3rd Ed), Teton NewMedia, 2010.
  8. Tams T, Rawlings.  Small Animal Endoscopy. 3rd ed. Elsevier, 2011. [also available as online book]
  9. Tobias.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal.  St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.

Selected References for Large Animal Surgery

  1. Auer JA, Stick JA: Equine Surgery, W.B. Saunders Co., (4th Ed), 2012. [Also available as online book.]
  2. Tobias.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal.  St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
  3. Nixon AJ: Equine Fracture Repair, W.B. Saunders Co., 1996.
  4. Cunningham. Textbook of Veterinary Physiology.  4th ed. Saunders, 2007. [5th ed. 2013 also available]
  5. Lumb and Jones: Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (4th Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Chapter 28.
  6. Muir WW, Hubbell JAE: Equine Anesthesia: Monitoring and Emergency Therapy (2nd Ed), Saunders, 2009. [Also available as online book.]
  7. Fackelman GA, Auer JA, Nunamaker DM, eds. AO Principles of Equine Osteosynthesis, AO Publishing, 2000.
  8. Fubini SL, Ducharme NG: Farm Animal Surgery, W.B. Saunders Co., 2004. [Also available as online book.]
  9. McIlwraith CW, Wright I, Nixon AJ, Boening KJ: Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse (3rd Ed). Mosby Ltd, 2006. [Also available as online book.]
  10. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, W.B. Saunders Co., 2011
  11. Stashak TS, Theoret CL: Equine Wound Management, (2nd Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Selected Journals

Many journals contain articles pertaining to surgery (both human and veterinary) and should be perused for current literature. A partial list of veterinary journals includes:

Journals for Small Animal Surgery Candidates

Journals for Large Animal Surgery Candidates

The majority of questions come from literature published in the last five years. Questions may also come from older articles considered significant and essential to the knowledge of the veterinary surgeon.

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