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2017 ACVS EXAMINATION READING LIST

The following references and books are suggested reading for preparation for the 2017 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, W.B. Saunders, 12th ed. 2011 or 11th Ed, 2006 (chapters are equivalent), Chapters 4-13, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29-30, 36-42, 49, 60, 62-64, 70.  [13th ed. 2016 available]
  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. 4th ed. 2013.
  4. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, Elsevier, 2011. Ch. 6 (Principals of Antimicrobial Therapy), ch. 7 (Antimicrobial drugs), ch. 19 (GI Physiology), and ch. 29 (Anti-inflammatory drugs).
  5. 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.
  6. Bojrab MJ, Monnet E: Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery (3rd Ed), Teton NewMedia, 2010.
  7. Tams T, Rawlings CA.  Small Animal Endoscopy. 3rd ed. Elsevier, 2011. [also available as online book]  Ch. 1 (endoscopic instrumentation, ect.), ch. 11 (Energy & stapling devices), ch. 12 (App of LASER energy), ch. 13 (Endoscopic knot tying & suturing), ch. 14 (Psychomotor training), ch. 15 (Laparoscopy), ch. 16 (Thoracoscopy), and ch. 21 (Arthroscopy).
  8. Tobias K, Johnston S.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal.  St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
  9. Evans HE, de LaHunta A: Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog, Elsevier, (4th Ed), 2013

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 and Johnston.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Volume 1.  St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.  Chapters 1-19, 41, 46, 49.
  3. Nixon AJ: Equine Fracture Repair, W.B. Saunders Co., 1996.
  4. Cunningham J, Klein B. Textbook of Veterinary Physiology.  4th ed. Saunders, 2007. Chapters 28-31. [5th ed. 2013 also available
  5. Guyton AC, Hall JE: Textbook of Medical Physiology, W.B. Saunders Co., (13th Ed) 2016. Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 (pages 113-116); Chapters 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 (pages 212-213); Chapter 19 (pages 234-236); Chapters 25, 26, 27, 28 (pages 362-365); Chapters 31, 34, 35, 37, 80.
  6. Lumb and Jones. Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, (5th Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Chapters 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 29 (relevant large animal sections); and chapters 46-49 and 51.
  7. Muir WW, Hubbell JAE: Equine Anesthesia: Monitoring and Emergency Therapy (2nd Ed), Saunders, 2009. [Also available as online book.]
  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, (4th Ed), Mosby Ltd, 2014. [Also available as online book.]
  10. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, W.B. Saunders Co., 2011. Ch. 6 (Principles of antimicrobial therapy), ch. 7 (Antimicrobial drugs), and ch. 29 (Anti-inflammatory drugs).
  11. Ragle CA.  Advances in Equine Laparoscopy, (1st ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. [Also available as online book.]
  12. Stashak TS, Theoret CL. Equine Wound Management, (3rd Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2015.  THIS BOOK IS NOT YET PUBLISHED-ON PRE-ORDER FOR NOVEMBER 2016.  Library owns previous edition, 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

PubMed search link to all ACVS "Journals for Small Animal Surgery Candidates"
(Use PubMed's Publication dates: "Custom Range..." option on the left to enter the years you need to review for your exam.)

Journals for Large Animal Surgery Candidates

PubMed search link to all ACVS "Journals for Large Animal Surgery Candidates"
(Use PubMed's Publication dates: "Custom Range..." option on the left to enter the years you need to review for your exam.)

The majority of questions come from literature published in the last five years. For example, if you are taking the 2017 examination, questions will primarily come from literature published in the range of 01/01/12 – 12/31/16. Questions may also come from older articles considered significant and essential to the knowledge of the veterinary surgeon.

 

Small Animal: Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination

See list with specific guidance at  https://www.acvs.org/sites/default/files/files/Residency/Exam/ACVS-2016-Phase-I-Exam-Small-Animal-Readling-List.pdf

  1. Tobias and Johnston.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.Specific sections of Tobias and Johnston are outlined on the PDF referenced above.
  2. Bojrab MJ, Monnet E: Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, Teton New Media, (3rd Ed), 2010. Chapters 1-9, 12, 20, 25, 29, 61, 85-86, 88-93, 113, 117. In addition, portions of the chapters shown below may be covered on the Phase I and/or Phase II exams. See the representative divisions of Tobias and Johnston by page for examples of how in each chapter, anatomy and physiology (Phase I) is split from diagnostics, treatment and perioperative care (Phase II). Chapters 16, 18, 21-24, 26-27,30-34, 37, 39, 43-46, 50,52-55, 57-59, 62, 68, 70, 72, 74-75, 77-84, 100, 105-111, 114-116.
  3. Guyton AC, Hall JE: Textbook of Medical Physiology, W.B. Saunders Co., (11th Ed), 2006 or (12th Ed), 2011; chapters are equivalent. Chapters 4-13, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29, 30, 36-42, 49, 60, 62-64, 70]  [13th ed. 2016 available]
  4. Lumb and Jones: Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (4th Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Chapters 1-21, 26, 36-43, 45-50, 52-53..
  5. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, W.B. Saunders Co., 2011. Ch. 6 (Principles of antimicrobial therapy), ch. 7 (Antimicrobial drugs), ch.19 (GI physiology), and ch. 29 (Anti-inflammatory drugs).
  6. Johnson AL, Houlton JEF, Vannini R: AO Principles of Fracture Management in the Dog and Cat, AO Publishing, 2005.  Chapters 1, 2, 3, 20, 27.
  7. Tams TR, & Rawlings CA: Small Animal Endoscopy, Elsevier, (3rd Ed), 2011.  Chapter 1 (endoscopic instrumentation, etc.), chapter 11 (Energy & stapling devices), chapter 12 (App of LASER energy), chapter 13 (Endoscopic knot tying & suturing), chapter 14 (Psychomotor training), chapter 15 (Laparoscopy 397-417), chapter 16 (Thoracoscopy 479-489), and chapter 21 (Arthroscopy pp 607-613). [also available as online book]
  8. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed and should be reviewed in an appropriate text. For example: Evans HE, de LaHunta A. Miller’s Anatomy of the dog, Elsevier, (4th Ed), 2013. [also available as online book]

Large Animal: Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination

See list with specific guidance at https://www.acvs.org/sites/default/files/files/Residency/Exam/ACVS-2016-Phase-I-Exam-Large-Animal-Readling-List.pdf

  1. Auer JA, Stick JA: Equine Surgery, W.B. Saunders Co., (4th Ed), 2012. [Also available as online book.]  Specific sections of Auer and Stick are outlined on the PDF referenced above.
  2. Tobias and Johnston.  Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Volume 1.  St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.  Chapters 1-19, 41, 46, 49.
  3. Nixon AJ: Equine Fracture Repair, W.B. Saunders Co., 1996. Chapters 1-11, 33-39
  4. Guyton AC, Hall JE: Textbook of Medical Physiology, W.B. Saunders Co., 12th Edition 2011. Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 (pages 104-109), 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 (page 199), and 19 (pages 213‐217, 220‐222),25, 26, 27: pages 323‐324, 337‐338, 28 : pages 345, 355‐357, 30 : pages 379‐392, 33, 74, 79.
  5. Cunningham J, Klein B. Textbook of Veterinary Physiology.  4th ed. Saunders, 2007. Chapters 28-31. [5th ed. 2013 also available]
  6. Lumb and Jones: Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (4th Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Chapters 10 and 28.
  7. Muir WW, Hubbell JAE: Equine Anesthesia: Monitoring and Emergency Therapy (2nd Ed), Saunders, 2009. [Also available as online book.]
  8. Fubini SL, Ducharme NG: Farm Animal Surgery, W.B. Saunders Co., 2004. [Also available as online book.] Chapters 4-7. In addition, portions of Chapters 8-12 may be covered on the Phase I and/or Phase II exams. See the representative divisions of Auer and Stick by page for examples of how, in each chapter, anatomy and physiology (Phase I) is split from diagnostics, treatment, and perioperative care (Phase II).
  9. McIlwraith CW, Wright I, Nixon AJ, Boening KJ: Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse 4th Ed. Mosby Ltd, 2014. [Also available as online book.] Chapters 1-3
  10. Boothe DM: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 2nd ed, W.B. Saunders Co., 2011. Ch. 6 (Principles of antimicrobial therapy), ch. 7 (Antimicrobial drugs), and ch. 29 (Anti-inflammatory drugs).
  11. Ragle CA: Advances in Equine Laparoscopy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Chapters 1-6. [also available as online book]
  12. Stashak TS, Theoret CL: Equine Wound Management, (2nd Ed), Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Chapters 1-5.
  13. Knowledge of basic and applied anatomy is assumed and should be reviewed in an appropriate text. For example: Dyce KM, Sack WO, Wesing CJG. Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. (4th Ed) Saunders/Elsevier, 2010.

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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.”

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Certification Examination Information Pamphlet includes the Reading List on page 5.

Page updated 9/9/2016.

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